The instant messaging application WhatsApp is the most popular application of its kind on the planet. With WhatsApp, you can send and receive messages, share pictures, video and other media files, and share your location with your friends and family. You can even make free voice calls! WhatsApp makes it very easy to stay in touch without paying any overage bills by using your Wi-Fi connection whenever possible to send and receive information; if you’re not connected to Wi-Fi and your settings allow it, WhatsApp will use your mobile data so that you never miss a message. One of the really useful features of WhatsApp is the group message option; you can maintain a conversation with up to 100 different contacts, and it is a very reliable way to exchange messages with more than one friend at a time.
WhatsApp for iOS
Apple may be the most famous electronics company, and arguably one of the most famous corporations in general. Despite the comparatively small number of mobile devices it manufactures (compared to Android phones, for example) It controls the largest share of mobile market. Apple mobile devices, like the iPhone and iPad, use the iOS operating system. And if you have an iPhone, downloading WhatsApp is extremely easy and simply involves you going into the App Store and installing it just like any other application.
Using WhatsApp on iPad would be a very exciting experience, with a bigger keyboard that would make it comfortable to write and type messages, and a larger screen to read them and see the picture and video files that your friends have shared with you.
The problem with the iPad devices is that WhatsApp is only supported on mobile phones; not only does the application require a phone number verification, but it’s a smart app that can check the identity of the device you are using. But don’t worry! You can still enjoy WhatsApp on your iPad, it just takes a little workaround. Installing WhatsApp on your iPad is easier than you might expect, and you won’t even need to jailbreak your iPad. You will need to have your PC or Mac computer and an iPhone handy.
Install WhatsApp for iPad
To download WhatsApp on your iPad, first power up your laptop or desktop computer (Mac or Windows are both fine). Then, open the iTunes store on your computer (in case you don’t have it, you’ll need to download it from the Apple website and install it). In iTunes, search for “WhatsApp”, and once you find it, download it to your PC or Mac; this operation is important to get the WhatsApp.ipa file, which is the file extension that your iPad (and iPhone) reads to run applications.
In Windows, go to C:\Users\Your Username\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications\
For Mac: ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes, or simply type WhatsApp in you explorer search bar.
Then, copy the WhatsApp file to the desktop.
Now we will need another tool called iFunBox, which you can download from the web. Once you’ve finished installing it,open it and connect your iPad to your computer so iFunBox can detect it. Select “iFunBox Classic”, where you can see your iPad. Now click the button that says “Install App”; browse and select the WhtasApp.ipa file that you copied to the desktop earlier. The application will be installed on your iPad, but the process is not finished yet; you still need to activate it, and if you launch it right now you will see a sign that your device is not supported.
If your iPad isn’t jailbroken, you’ll need the computer again as well as an iPhone that doesn’t have WhatsApp installed on it. Open iFunBox again, install (or reinstall) WhatsApp on the iPhone and use the number that you want to use with iPad to activate it. Disconnect your iPad and connect your iPhone to the computer, and when iFunBox detects it, go to “Classic” where you can see the connected devices and you should see “Apps” displayed. Choose “WhatsApp”, select the folders “Library” and “Documents” and copy them to desktop, and finally disconnect your iPhone and reconnect the iPad.
From iFunBox Classic, choose your iPad, then click “User Applications”. Select WhatsApp and copy the folders that you copied to your desktop to iFunBox apps folder.
Congratulations, you just tricked WhatsApp into thinking your iPad is an iPhone! You can disconnect your iPad and launch WhatsApp and get started chatting.