DeviantArt’s Android app is now dropping support for devices running Android v4.4 or lower. This does not apply to the mobile version of the website accessed through your mobile browser.
Old versions of Android have security vulnerabilities that make it difficult for us to continue supporting. Disabling support for old versions of Android ensures the secure transfer of data from your device to DeviantArt’s servers.
DeviantArt is compliant with the Payment Card Industry security standards, and new policies require sites and applications to drop support for older, less secure encryption methods. It’s likely that many other apps and services will be dropping support for older versions of Android in the coming months as well. Google itself has already dropped support for these devices because of security vulnerabilities.
FOR AFFECTED USERS
Android v4.4 is nearly 5 years old. As a result, this affects a smaller number of users on older devices that haven’t been upgraded to the latest operating system. If you’re on a device that supports Android 5 or above, we encourage you to upgrade.
If you’re using an affected device, you may run into issues viewing images or logging in. In the future — along with other major apps — you may no longer be able to download the DeviantArt app from an older device.
If you're unable to upgrade, we recommend creating a home screen shortcut to the browser version of DeviantArt.