How to Download and Install WhatsApp on iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini
This is a complete tutorial to teach you how to download and install WhatsApp on iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 or any other iPad models. This method allows you to use WhatsApp on iPad with iOS 8, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2, and other earlier iOS version such as iOS 7 and iOS 6. This method is chosen as the tutorial among all other methods because it is easy, uncomplicated, and free. Anyone can learn how to install WhatsApp on iPad easily even though they don’t have any Apple computer knowledge.
There is an official WhatsApp version for iPhone. iPhone users can just access to App Store and download it to use it on their iPhone but iPad users can do so. This is because the developer does not release any official WhatsApp version for iPad and iPod Touch. Therefore, the only way to get WhatsApp on iPad is to go through an unofficial yet official technique. Whether you are using iPad iOS 5, 6, 7, 8, or iOS 9 (soon), you can learn how to install WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak by following the step by step guide here. All it takes is 5 minutes learning and you can download WhatsApp for iPad effortlessly.
How to Install WhatsApp on iPad
The following method here allows you to install WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak. However, it works on jailbroken iPad too. It will take you at least 10 minutes to do so but it doesn’t cost you a penny because it is a free and reliable way to get WhatsApp for iPad.
Step 1: You will need to download WhatsApp IPA file to your local computer. Use a Mac or PC and access to the iTunes Store. Search for WhatsApp Messenger and select WhatsApp Messenger in the iPhone apps list. Enter your password and download WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone to your local computer. It is free to download the iPhone version.
Step 2: On your Mac, access to Finder -> Music Folder -> iTunes -> Mobile Applications. You will see the WhatsApp iPA file in this folder. The file name is very much depends on which WhatsApp version you downloaded and also which iOS version you are using. WhatsApp 2.8.7.ipa, WhatsApp 2.11.8.ipa, and WhatsApp 2.11.11.ipa are what you will usually see on an iOS 8 device.
Step 3: Click on this link and follow the step to download iFunBox to your computer. iFunBox is a program that allows you to manage your iPad files using your computer. It works on both PC as well as Mac OS X. Alternatively, you can try some other Installous alternatives such as Kuaiyong, AppCake, PandaApp or vShare.
Step 4: Connect your iPad to your Mac or PC using a USB cable. Open iFunBox or any alternate program you downloaded in Step 3. Let the program detect your iPad and click “Install App”. Select the WhatsApp .ipa file you downloaded in Step 2 and WhatsApp will be installed on your iPad immediately. Wait until you see the WhatsApp Messenger logo on your iPad.
Step 5: Use an iPhone to install WhatsApp and register a new WhatsApp account. It has to be a fresh install thus you need to delete it and reinstall WhatsApp if you are borrowing an iPhone from someone else.
Step 6: Connect your iPhone and your computer with USB cable. Give a minute and iFunBox will detect your iPhone. Access to your iPhone’s directory, User Applications -> WhatsApp. Copy both Documents and Library folders and paste it to your desktop.
Step 7: Again, connect your iPad to your computer. Go to User Applications -> WhatsApp. Replace both the Documents and Library folders with the one you copy from iPhone. These files contain the registration data of your WhatsApp.
Step 8: Connect your iPad to the internet, tap on the WhatsApp Messenger icon in your home screen and you are ready to use Whatsapp on iPad.
How to Install WhatsApp on iPad with Jailbreak
Things are getting a lot easier with a jailbroken iPad. You can get WhatsApp on your iPad in a minute if it is jailbreak. Connect your iPad to the internet and access to Cydia App Store. Search for WhatsApp and you will see a list of available WhatsApp for iPad apps. Tap on any version you like and install it right away to your iPad. Bingo! You can now use WhatsApp Messenger on your iPad.