A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021.
Older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone.
This means all iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will be unable to support WhatsApp, as these phones are not capable of updating to iOS 9.
The iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were all released before iOS 9, however owners can still update to the operating system if they are yet to do so
Android phones that will lose WhatsApp support include the Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire and LG Optimus Black.
Phone owners can see what software their device is using by checking the settings section. For iPhone users, this can be found under Settings > General > Software update.
Most of the 2 billion WhatsApp users around the world will not be hit by the change, though the small fraction that are will likely comprise several million people worldwide.
A similar update at the start of 2020 saw WhatsApp make the “tough decision” of ending support for even older phones.
Phones set to lose WhatsApp support on 1 January 2021:
- Apple iPhone 1-4
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- HTC Desire
- LG Optimus Black
- Motorola Droid Razr
- Any Android released before 2010
Phones that will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:
- Apple iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6S
- Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Thunderbolt
- LG Lucid
- Motorola Droid 4
- Sony Xperia Pro and newer
The messaging giant will also be updating its Terms of Service next year, forcing users to agree to new privacy rules in order to keep using the app.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp confirmed to The Independent that all users “must agree” to the new terms by 8 February 2021 or else lose access to their chats.
Techno Spark 5 Price In Ghana
The Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 Quad-core processor drives the smartphone. The mobile comes with a 7.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels.
The rear camera is made up of 13 MP + QVGA Dual-LED flash lenses. There is an 8 MP sensor with a Dual-LED flash on the front camera. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, and proximity are the sensors present in the appliance.
A Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery powers the smartphone. The phone is powered by Android 10 + HIOS 6.0.0. Like Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, and Misty Green, the TECNO Spark 5 Air comes in various colors. Micro USB 2.0 and USB On-The-Go are included. 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM are built into the computer.
The price of Ghana’s Tecno Spark 5 smartphone is Gh 690. Since the launch of Tecno Spark 5 in the country on May 22, 2020, (Official). The Tecno Spark 5 smartphone comes in Ice Jadeite, Spark Green, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey finishes, and now has paint choices.
Samsung To Release A Super Mobile Phone Of All Time(VIDEO)
Tech giant, Samsung is currently working on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy zero smartphone, which will have no ports at all. This ensures that it would be wireless to recharge and listen to music via the earpiece.
It is rumored that this phone is the first of its kind. All the other phones we know have charging ports as well as earpieces.
This particular phone is fully closed and only wireless charging and the Samsung Earbud will be allowed.
A video was leaked showing the phone’s impressive specifications and features. The conditions referred to in the video are as follows;
- Ram – 10GB / 12GB
- Rom – 1 Terabytes
According to rumors circulating, the Samsung Galaxy zero will be released in December 2025.
This Is The Only Fastest Way To Save Your Phone When It Falls Into Water
Have you ever jumped with your phone in your pocket into a pool of water? Have you ever lost your phone when the dishes or the laundry are being done? Or have you been caught without an umbrella in heavy rain?
Indeed, water can destroy not only the physical components of your phone, but you can also lose your images and documents. Do not think a lot if you ever go through any of these circumstances. We’re going to cover some practical stuff you should do in this article should your computer fall into the water.
Of course, the first thing you have to do is quickly get it out of the water. That’s because you’re going to get more water into your phone if you don’t do that, and the more water, the more dangerous your mobile will be.
You have to turn the phone off then. Your phone will often turn off when it gets in contact with the water. Your phone will undergo what we call short circulation if it does not, and you do not do this, and it will increase the harm to the mechanisms inside. Nonetheless, if the power button is not working and your phone is not “in-built”, immediately pull the battery.
Removing the sim card, memory card, headphones and all other peripherals is the next thing you can do. Also, you can remove the case or cover of the handset. These items can trap moisture and can avoid or decrease damage to the phone by removing it. (Remember to use the sim card, memory card, headphones, and peripherals to clean and dry)
Dry a cloth or a towel with your cell. This will just take care of the moisture on the phone’s surface. Go ahead and shake the unit to extract the droplets that are trapped inside (be sure not to drop the phone when doing this). Now, put your phone in a plastic bag and use a vacuum cleaner to suck the air out. This would suck the liquid right out of the device’s inner parts.
The next thing you can do is to put the phone, such as a bowl of rice, in an absorbent material. It is understood that a bowl of uncooked rice draws the remaining moisture away from the phone and flows into the rice. For a minimum of 2 days, place your phone in a container or bowl of rice. After 2 days, it is best for you to wait and let it dry.
You can turn the phone on after all the above operation. If it doesn’t work, then it usually means it is hurt. And if it turns on, chances are high that it may not be exactly as it used to be.
Now it’s time for your voice to be heard. What other stuff would you do to save your phone from getting wet? In the comments, let us know your thoughts.
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