WHATSAPP will stop working on some iPhone models later this year as it drops support for two older versions of iOS.
The popular messaging app is preparing to give up on both iOS 10 and iOS 11 from the end of October.
This means anyone using an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C will be blocked from accessing the service after that.
Due to their age, they are no longer able to upgrade to the next available version, iOS 12, which is still supported for now.
Anyone still running iOS 10 and iOS 11 on other devices should update now if they want to continue using WhatsApp after the cut off day, which is October 24.
It's not only important to keep up to date for WhatsApp, but also for serious security fixes.
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According to a popup seen by WABetaInfo, affected users are being told: "WhatsApp will stop supporting this version of iOS after 24 Oct 2022.
"Please go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update to get the latest iOS version."
Thankfully, Apple's upgrade rate is quite good.
At the moment, 72 per cent of iPhones have the latest version of iOS installed.
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The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C came out around ten years ago.
Next on the chopping block is the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S, which will probably happen sometime in 2023 if previous trends are anything to go by.
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WhatsApp seems to back out of older iPhones every year or so.
The last time was in March last year, when iOS 9 was ditched, and before that iOS 8 was axed in February 2020.
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