On which devices can I download WhatsApp?

WhatsApp has announced which would be the devices or operating systems necessary to be able to continue enjoying this app.


In 2021, WhatsApp stopped supporting some iPhone and Android devices .

This is because the messaging application is constantly updated, thus demanding higher requirements and many older cell phones no longer have the capacity to meet them.

WhatsApp currently supports the following devices:

  • Phones running Android OS 4.1 and later
  • Phones running iOS 10 and later
  • Phones running KaiOS 2.5.0 and later, including JioPhone and JioPhone devices

These are the obsolete mobiles for 2022

  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • LG Optimus Black
  • HTC Desire
  • Iphone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • Iphone 5c
  • Iphone 5s


WhatsApp can only be activated with one phone number and on one phone at a time.

Your phone must be able to receive SMS messages or calls during the verification process. Setting up new accounts on Wi-Fi only devices is not supported.