Today I am here with an extremely useful and rare guide for those user who are afraid of jailbreaking iPad and iPod touch. I will show you how quickly and easily you can Install WhatsApp on iPad without Jailbreaking it.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular & widely used Messaging application because it doesn’t cost a penny to send text, Picture Message or videos abroad. It is available for almost all major Smartphone Operating system including Android, Windows and iOS. Recently Facebook bought WhatsApp and revamped with lots of new features, it is also declared that soon Facebook will add Free Voice Calling over Wifi and 3G to WhatsApp which will definitely prove useful to all WhatsApp user.
In iOS though this messaging app is available to iPhone user but sadly not to iPad and iPod touch user, reason is very simple WhatsApp needs a phone number to work with but there is no option to insert a SIM card in iPad or iPod touch. But that’s not the end, its just an Application created by humans and so it can be tricked. Here we’ll show you how to cheat and install WhatsApp on iPad or iPod touch and make it work without any crashing or other issues.
Requirements : Active WiFi or 3G connection, MAC or PC, iPad/iPod touch, iTunes, iFunbox and an iPhone. (Any iPhone model would work, just 2 minute work you can borrow it from friend if you don’t have one.
Step 1 : Download WhatsApp (.ipa) file to PC or Mac from iTunes or other source.
Step 2 : Download iFunbox & install it on your Max or PC.
Step 3 : Borrow an iPhone from your friend for 5 minute & install a fresh copy of WhatsApp on it from your Appstore.
Step 4 : Startup iFunbox and install WhatsApp on iPad, then transfer the library files from iPhone to iPad.
Here is a quick list of all the steps you need to perform to Install WhatsApp on iPad, I will try my best to elaborate all the above mentioned steps as much as possible.
Install WhatsApp on iPad : Downloading WhatsApp for iPad (.ipa)
First thing first, we need the raw WhatsApp application file in order to install it on iPad. So the first step will be to download the WhatsApp for iPad. You can download it either way, get it directly from here or open iTunes > navigate to iTunes store > type WhatsApp in search field and you’ll see WhatsApp Messenger under iPhone app list, don’t worry just download it.
Getting WhatsApp .ipa out of your iTunes to desktop.
Now that you have downloaded the WhatsApp application it’s time to extract the .ipa file from iTunes to desktop. Process to get the .ipa files out of your iTunes to desktop depends on which Operating System you’re using on your Mac/PC.
- Mac OS X:
- Windows XP:
- Windows Vista:
- Windows 7:
- Windows 8:
After you found the correct directory search for the WhatsApp application and copy paste it to your desktop.
How to Install WhatsApp on iPad : Setting up iFunbox
So you got the raw app now it’s time to install it. To do that first download the iFunbox software and install it on your Mac or PC depends on which OS you’re using.
- Download it from here > iFunbox for Mac | iFunbox for Windows
Make sure you download the latest version from above link, double click the setup file and complete installation.
- When done start up the iFunbox software and connect your iPad to Mac / PC.
- Click the My Device Tab located at top of your screen (monitor).
- Now Click the iFunbox Classic option from Manage Files area.
- Click the Green Install App button located on Top-Middle area of your screen. It will bring a popup, browse to your desktop and select the WhatsApp .ipa file which you extracted earlier from iTunes.
- iFunbox will start installing the app.
Wait it’s not finish yet, although you have successfully installed WhatsApp on iPad but to activate it you need to add a library files from iPhone.
How to install WhatsApp on iPad : Extracting registration data
We are almost there, now I will show you how to transfer the WhatsApp library and documents files out of your iPhone to your Mac/PC.
To complete this step you need an iPhone, 4S – 5c – 5s doesn’t matter, if you don’t have one you could borrow it from your friend for an hour or so.
- Now download a fresh copy of WhatsApp messenger from Appstore on your iPhone.
- Open and start setting it up, make sure you register the phone number which you wish to use with WhatsApp on iPad. Complete the process by confirming a code sent to your registered Phone number.
- Now unplug the iPad and plug in iPhone to Mac/PC, then go to iFunbox.
- Click My device > iFunbox classic > User Applications from left sidebar > double click WhatsApp icon.
- Copy the Library & Documents folder to Mac/PC.
Library and Documents folder contains the registration data which is necessary to activate WhatsApp on iPad.
How to install WhatsApp on iPad : Importing registration data
This is the final step, here I will show you how to import the extracted registration files from Mac/PC to iPad.
- Unplug the iPhone and plug the iPad back in, then go to iFunbox.
- Click My Device > iFunbox classic > User Application from left sidebar > double click whatsApp icon (like before).
- Replace this Library and Documents folder with one you extracted to desktop earlier. You could do this simply by clicking the Copy from PC button located TOP-MID of your screen or just by drag & drop it on iFunbox window and it will automatically replace the existing files with new one.
Drag & Drop to Replace files
How to install WhatsApp on iPad : Done!
That’s it, I know it’s a long guide and not that easy as it sound, but if you follow this guide carefully you shouldn’t face any difficulties. I have tried my best to present this guide with as much ease as possible, hope you found this guide helpful, Please like and share it, buttons are on left side.