Unfortunately, we have bad news for owners of older iPhones who use WhatsApp. Later this year, the messenger will stop working for you.
Older iPhones, which are?
WhatsApp has started notifying owners of devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 that later this year, after October 22 to be precise, they will lose access to the messenger.
WhatsApp will stop supporting this version of iOS after October 24, 2022. Go to Settings> General and then to the top of Software Update to get the latest version of iOS.
So the way to continue using the app is to update the software, which WhatsApp has given users a lot of time to do. It is enough for the iPhone to be updated to iOS 12. However, owners of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5 will have the problem because in their case iOS 10 was the last update, so if they still want to use the messenger, they will have to switch to newer devices . Of the “5” series, only the iPhone 5S supports iOS 12.
The reason for this decision is probably a question of compatibility and security. WhatsApp wants to be able to offer a full set of features and security to all users, which may be interrupted by an older version of the software.