Year 2020: Smartphone List Can't Install WhatsApp

Recently, WhatsApp, which was bought by Facebook in 2014, announced that it will block their applications on certain types of smartphones in 2020 so that in that year, your smartphone will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

If you are a smartphone user with legacy Android and iOS OS, then immediately update the operating system on the cellphone you have because starting February 2020 WhatsApp will no longer be able to be used on older Android and iOS versions.

This policy was announced by WhatsApp through its official page. Based on information on the help page, WhatsApp recommends iPhone device users to update to iOS 9 and above.

WhatsApp said that iPhone users with iOS 8 or older iOS will not be able to create a new account starting February 1, 2020.

Not only iPhone users, Android phones version 2.3.7 Gingerbread can no longer use WhatsApp on that date.

Android users who still want to use WhatsApp must at least update their smartphone operating system to version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above.

Not only that, WhatsApp also stopped all support for Windows Phone devices.

What smartphones will not be supported by WhatsApp in 2020?

Here is the list ...

Smartphone List Cannot use WhatsApp 2020 :

1. Android
The following is a list of Android smartphones version 2.3.7 or Gingerbread OS quoted from

  • Acer Liquid Z Duo Z110
  • Acer Liquid Z Z110
  • LG Optimus 3D Max P720
  • LG Optimus 3D Max P720H
  • LG Optimus 3D Max P725
  • LG Optimus Elite LS696
  • LG Prada 3.0 P940
  • LG Spectrum VS920
  • Lenovo K800
  • Motorola
  • Motorola Atrix TV XT682
  • Motorola Atrix TV XT682
  • Motorola Defy Pro XT560
  • Motorola Fire XT317 Dual
  • Motorola XT532 Dual
  • Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G SCH-R940
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE GT-i9210T
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE GT-i9210
  • Sony Xperia Advance
  • Sony Xperia U ST25a
  • Sony Xperia U ST25i
  • Sony Xperia Go ST27a
  • Sony Xperia Go ST27i
  • Sony Xperia ion 3G LT28h
  • Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28at
  • Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
  • Sony Xperia Sola MT27i
  • Sony Xperia P LT22i
  • Sony Xperia Acro HD SOI12
  • Sony Xperia Acro HD SO-03D
  • Sony Xperia S LT26i

2. iOS
As mentioned earlier, WhatsApp only supports iOS version 9.0 and above, meaning that Apple devices stuck to OS 8.0 will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

  • iPhone (1st generation)
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPod Touch (1st generation)
  • iPod Touch (2nd generation)
  • iPod Touch (3rd generation)
  • iPod Touch (4th generation)
  • iPad (1st generation) 5.1.1

3. Windows Phone
Starting December 31, 2019 the WhatsApp application will not be able to be used on phones with Windows operating systems.
  • Acer Liquid M320
  • Acer Liquid M330
  • Archos Cesium
  • Bush Eluma
  • Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 4
  • Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5
  • Coship Moly L08-W
  • Coship Moly X5-W
  • Covia BREEZ X5
  • Diginnos Mobile DG-W10M
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Trinity NuAns Neo

All the smartphone lists above are old school smartphones that you might not use anymore. For those who are still using, please upgrade your smartphone type to the latest release.

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