If your iPhone is still on iOS 10 or iOS 11, Whatsapp could stop working for you as of October 24. WABetaInfo (opens in new tab) has just reported that the company is planning to end support for iOS 10, iOS 11 — notably, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
Users on iOS 10 or 11 will be forced to update their iPhones to keep accessing WhatsApp. iPhone 5 and 5C users might have to consider upgrading their handsets to keep the popular messaging app active. You can check out our guide for the best cheap phones and best iPhones if you need a replacement.
WhatsApp dropping support for iPhone 5 and 5C that are decade old phones is no surprise. WhatsApp stopped support for iOS 9 in March last year and continues to follow the trend of dropping support for older softwares again this year.
There may not be many people using iPhone 5 or 5C at this point, but there are millions of Whatsapp users that use the app to chat with family, friends or even use it for work or business purposes. This move will definitely affect the iPhone 5 or 5C bunch, however many users there might be.
To get the latest iOS version on your iPhone — go to Settings then General, then tap Software Update and then you can “Download and Install.”
You can count on us to keep you updated if Whatsapp decides to cut off support for other software versions as well or for more updates.