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iPhone users have warned that WhatsApp will be BLOCKED on some models

WHATSAPP will stop working on some iPhone models later this year due to the end of support for two older versions of iOS.

The popular messaging app is preparing to ditch both iOS 10 and iOS 11 from the end of October.

Warning message that users can expect

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Warning message that users can expectPhoto credit: WABetaInfo

That means anyone using an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C will be banned from accessing the service afterwards.

Due to their age, they can no longer update to the next available version, iOS 12, which is still supported for the time being.

If you are still using iOS 10 and iOS 11 on other devices, you should update now if you want to continue using WhatsApp after the October 24 deadline.

Not only is it important to stay up to date for WhatsApp, but also for serious security fixes.

According to a pop-up seen by WABetaInfo, affected users are told: “WhatsApp will no longer support this version of iOS after October 24, 2022.

“Please go to Settings > General and then tap Software update to get the latest iOS version.”

Thankfully, Apple’s upgrade rate is quite good.

Currently, 72 percent of iPhones have the latest version of iOS installed.

The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C came out about ten years ago.

Next on the chopping block are the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S, which are likely to be released sometime in 2023, if previous trends are any guide.

WhatsApp seems to be retiring from older iPhones every year.

The last time was in March last year when iOS 9 was abandoned and before that iOS 8 was abandoned in February 2020.

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WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging appPhoto credit: Getty
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