WhatsApp Support for Device with iOS 10, iOS 11 to No Longer Continue

WhatsApp will drop support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices in the coming months.


WhatsApp is discontinuing the support for old iOS devices. It will drop support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices in the coming months. This is being done in order to encourage users to use the latest feature that the popular text messaging app has been releasing. As per a report from WABetainfo, WhatsApp will drop the support for iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C in the coming months. The change will take effect from October 24, 2022, hence it is recommended to update to the latest iOS version to keep using WhatsApp smoothly.

A screenshot shown below reveals that WhatsApp is indeed discontinuing the support for iOS 10 and iOS 10 version devices after October 24, 2022. Similarly, a WhatsApp help center article confirms that WhatsApp now supports only iOS 12 or newer versions. WhatsApp keeps asking its users to update to the latest version of the operating system in order to keep them safe from all the bugs exploitation.

Steps to Update the iOS Version of iPhone

To update an iOS version of your iPhone, follow the steps shown below.

  1. Go to Settings of an iPhone.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Software Updates.
  4. If your device still supports updates, then it will show you the latest version of iOS. Click on Download and Install, and your device will be updated to the latest iOS version.

WhatsApp has been working on numerous features and it is now said to bring a feature that will allow users to leave groups silently. This means that it will not show the message with the text ‘xxxx has left the chat’. On the other hand, the company is also working on Rich Link previews for text status updates and will bring them in the future. It means that you will be able to see the link previews directly in the status.

With WhatsApp soon discontinuing the support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices, we recommend you update your iOS version to keep using the app.

If you are using an iPhone, tell us on which iOS version you are? Let us know in the comments section.

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