Here’s how to install WhatsApp (WhatsPad++) on iPad running iOS 10 without requiring jailbreak.
WhatsApp is now Facebook-owned cross-platform Messenger which is one of the most widely used and consistently downloaded apps across the world. Available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and even has a WhatsApp Web-based client live that extend the proposition to those who want to use it more efficiently outside of the mobile ecosystem. Reason why Facebook not released a native version for iPad to those wishing to communicate effectively on a larger screen?
The sad thing is that the messaging app is only available for iPhone, there isn’t one WhatsApp for iPad or the iPod touch either. In this tutorial we show you how to download and access WhatsApp Messenger on iPad, though. It’s in current form, WhatsApp is exclusively available for iOS, but it’s actually possible to get in on the iPad thanks to this modified WhatsPad++ version of iPad. Here’s we’re now going to take a look at how iPad owners get it into their device.
Step 1: First of all, you will need to be in possession of the WjatsPad++ IPA file that is essentially a modified version of WhatsApp designed specifically for the iPad. WhatsApp on the iOS platform is as said designed and released particularly for iPhone, meaning that there is no official iPad version. You can get the WhatsPad++ file from here.
Step 2: Now that you are in control of WhatsPad++, you are going to need to get it onto your iPad. Yes, it’s quite a bit interesting process, but one that we have documented previously in our guide on how to sideload iOS apps onto devices using Xcode or Cydia Impactor.
- Xcode (official supported method for sideloading): How To Sideload iOS Apps Without Jailbreak Using Xcode
- Cydia Impactor: Sideload iOS Apps On Windows, Mac With Cydia Impactor Without Jailbreak, Here’s How
Step 3: With WhatsPad++ now installed onto the device, if you try and launch it now, you will get the Unstrusted Developer error as shown in picture below.
Step 4: You will need to trust the required certificate in order to launch the sideloaded app. To do this, launch Settings on the iPad, head over to General > Device Management. Make sure that you select the actual certificate linked against WhatsPad++.
Step 5: Tap on Trust, and then when prompted, tap Trust again.
Step 6: You can now exit Settings, navigate to the WhatsPad++ icon on the Home screen, and then launch the app as any normal iPad app. When the service asks you to go through activation, you can simply use the number linked against an active SIM card in a mobile phone for account verification.
That’s it. Registering for a WhatsApp account done, you will be able to use it on your iPad without any problem. Enjoy WhatsApp on iPad!
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