Some older iPhone models may stop supporting WhatsApp soon. A recent support update from Apple indicates that the instant messaging app will no longer work on some older iPhones. The messaging app will reportedly stop supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices starting October 24, according to a previous WABetaInfo source.
Additionally, according to the source, WhatsApp has started issuing warnings to iPhone users who are using iOS 10 or iOS 11 versions of the software. Users of the messaging app have already received a message telling them that the app will soon not be available on their smartphones. In order for customers to continue using the messaging app in this situation, their iPhones must be updated. WhatsApp previously explained on its Help Center page that iPhone users must have iOS 12 or later in order to continue using the service. However, in order to continue using the instant messenger, Android users must have Android 4.1 or later.
How to upgrade iPhone to the latest iOS version
Your phone may already have received a recent software update. However, iOS 10 and iOS 11 are outdated operating systems. It is better to update the iPhone immediately if it has not yet been updated. Simply go to Settings > General, select Software upgrade, and then select the latest iOS version to update the software.
A noteworthy fact is that iOS 10 and iOS 11 software versions are not widely used on iPhones. This modification will affect only two versions of the iPhone, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5c.
Your iPhone software updates will be useful if it is using an old version. You can continue to use WhatsApp on your iPhone with the latest software update, and you will also be able to access the latest updates and security features. Make sure the device is connected to a reliable WiFi network and all your personal and professional information is backed up before running the update.