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WhatsApp is one of the top messaging apps around the world, and one of things that attract mobile phone users to it is that it can work with almost any mobile operating system. So, if you use a Nokia S40, S60, Asha, or Symbian phone, you have the assurance that it can support WhatsApp and allow you to enjoy the app’s exciting features. Don’t yet have WhatsApp on your Nokia device? Read this guide to know how to download it.

DOWNLOADING WHATSAPP ON NOKIA SYMBIAN AND S60

Before downloading WhatsApp, you’ll need to have an unlimited data plan. Making calls and sending messages on WhatsApp won’t affect the number of minutes and SMS that come with your mobile phone plan, but it will cause you to use a certain amount of data. Because of this, it’s important to have an unlimited data plan so you can use the app without going over your data cap and paying hefty additional charges.

You’ll also need to check your phone’s operating system and ensure it’s supported by WhatsApp. Your OS should be Nokia S60 3rd edition, 5th edition, Symbian^3, Symbian Anna, or Symbian Belle Operating System. Don’t forget to check the specific model of your phone. It should be one of the following:

  • Nokia X7
  • Nokia E6
  • Nokia N8
  • Nokia C6
  • Nokia C7
  • Nokia E7
  • Nokia 500
  • Nokia 600
  • Nokia 603
  • Nokia 700
  • Nokia 701
  • Nokia 808
  • Nokia 5800
  • Nokia 5530
  • Nokia 5230
  • Nokia 5233
  • Nokia 5235
  • Nokia N97
  • Nokia N97 mini
  • Nokia X6
  • Nokia X5-01
  • Nokia C6
  • Nokia C5-03
  • Nokia 5700
  • Nokia 6110
  • Nokia 6120
  • Nokia 6121
  • Nokia 6124
  • Nokia 6700
  • Nokia 6290
  • Nokia E51
  • Nokia E63
  • Nokia E66
  • Nokia E71
  • Nokia E90 Communicator
  • Nokia N76
  • Nokia N81
  • Nokia N81 8GB
  • Nokia N82
  • Nokia N95
  • Nokia N95 8GB
  • Nokia 5320
  • Nokia 5630
  • Nokia 5730
  • Nokia 6210
  • Nokia 6220
  • Nokia 6650 fold
  • Nokia 6710 Navigator
  • Nokia 6720
  • Nokia 6730
  • Nokia 6760 Slide
  • Nokia 6790 Surge
  • Nokia C5
  • Nokia E52
  • Nokia E55
  • Nokia E72
  • Nokia E73
  • Nokia E75
  • Nokia E5
  • Nokia N78
  • Nokia N79
  • Nokia N85
  • Nokia N86 8MP
  • Nokia N96

If you’re sure that your OS and phone model can support WhatsApp, you can download the app by taking one of these steps:

Through WhatsApp’s website

  1. Open your phone’s web browser.
  1. Go to whatsapp.com/nokia.
  1. Tap or click on the green “Download Now” button. A file named “WhatsApp_2_16_xx.sis” will start downloading. (The numerical value of the two “x”s depends on what version of the app is currently available. As of this writing, the current version available is 2.16.38.)
  1. Follow the instructions that would appear on your screen to install the app in your phone.

Through the Opera Mobile Store

  1. Open your phone’s web browser.
  1. Go to apps.opera.com
  1. Tap or click the magnifying glass icon located on the upper left corner of your screen. A new window will appear.
  1. Search for “WhatsApp”. A list of apps should appear.
  1. Choose “WhatsApp Messenger”.
  1. Tap or click on the green “Download” button.
  1. Follow the instructions that would appear on your screen to install the app in your phone.

Through your PC



  1. Open your web browser.
  1. Go whatsapp.com/nokia.
  1. Click the green “Download Now” button. A file named “WhatsApp_2_16_xx.sis” will start downloading.
  1. Save the file.
  1. Connect your PC to your Nokia phone using a USB cable.
  1. Transfer the WhatsApp file from your PC to your Nokia device.
  1. Open the file in your phone. Follow the instructions that would appear on the screen to install WhatsApp in your Nokia device.

DOWNLOADING WHATSAPP ON NOKIA ASHA AND S40

As mentioned above, you’ll need to have an unlimited data plan before downloading WhatsApp on your Nokia S40 or Asha phone. You’ll also need to check       your phone’s specific model to make sure it can support WhatsApp. It should be one of the following:

  • Nokia C3-01
  • Nokia X2-01
  • Nokia X3-02
  • Nokia X3-02.5 (Refresh)
  • Nokia X2-00
  • Nokia Asha 201
  • Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition
  • Nokia Asha 206
  • Nokia Asha 208
  • Nokia Asha 210
  • Nokia Asha 300
  • Nokia Asha 301
  • Nokia Asha 302
  • Nokia Asha 303
  • Nokia Asha 305
  • Nokia Asha 306
  • Nokia Asha 308
  • Nokia Asha 309
  • Nokia Asha 310
  • Nokia Asha 311
  • Nokia Asha 515
  • Nokia Asha 500
  • Nokia Asha 501
  • Nokia Asha 502
  • Nokia Asha 503
  • Nokia Asha 230

Once you’ve confirmed that your phone is one of these models, you can download WhatsApp by taking these steps:

  1. Open your phone’s web browser.
  1. Go to whatsapp.com/s40.
  1. Tap or click the green “Download Now” button. A file named “WhatsApp_2_16_xx.sis” will start downloading.
  1. Once the file has been downloaded, open it and follow the instructions that would appear on the screen to install the app in your phone.

Aside from downloading WhatsApp directly from its website, you can also get it from the Opera Mobile Store. Unfortunately, unlike WhatsApp for Nokia Symbian, you can’t download WhatsApp for Nokia Asha and S40 through your PC.

DOWNLOADING WHATSAPP ON NOKIA X SERIES

If you check WhatsApp’s official website, you’ll notice that it doesn’t provide support for the Nokia X series, which includes Nokia X, Nokia XL, Nokia X+, and Nokia X2. However, if if your phone is one of these models, don’t worry since there’s still a way for you to get WhatsApp. You can start by taking these steps:

  1. If there are any previous versions of WhatsApp in your device, make sure to uninstall it.
  1. Go to your phone’s Settings. Tap the Security option and tick the box beside Unknown Sources. A warning will pop out, and you’ll need to accept its terms. Doing this is important so your phone will allow you to download an application that doesn’t come from the official app store.
  1. Open your phone’s web browser.
  1. Go to apkmirror.com/apk/whatsapp-inc/whatsapp/. You can also do your own research and find a site that publishes the APKs of the latest WhatsApp versions.
  1. Tap on the latest APK in the page.
  1. Download the APK.
  1. Once it’s downloaded, open the file to install it in your phone. Follow the instructions that would appear on your screen.

You can also download the APK file from your PC and send it to your Nokia X-series phone.

FINAL NOTE

As a Nokia phone user, you have to know that WhatsApp will discontinue its support for Nokia devices at the end of 2016. Because of this, you need to either use another messaging app that supports Nokia devices or upgrade to an Android, iOS, or Windows phone that supports WhatsApp. Still, the end of 2016 is still a long ways off, so you can take the steps above and enjoy WhatsApp’s features on your Nokia phone.

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