In this article we will be showing you how to use WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak, this will allow you to use the popular messaging system WhatsApp to stay in touch with family and friends and enjoy their pictures and messages on the big screen of your iPad.
WhatsApp has almost 1 billion users worldwide and is one of the most popular messaging applications out there. WhatsApp allows users to stay in touch with family and friends by providing them with free calls and texts on a Wi-Fi or data connection.
When you visit the app store you will notice that WhatsApp is only compatible with the iPhone and does not work on the iPad. In this article we will be showing you how to use WhatsApp on your iPad using WhatsApp Web.
You Still Need a Smartphone
Previously, iPad owners were able to use a workaround which allowed them to directly install WhatsApp on iPad but ever since the release of iOS 9 that method has stopped working.
Currently, the only way to get WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreaking your device is through the web version of WhatsApp known as WhatsApp Web.
Unfortunately, in order to use WhatsApp Web on your iPad you will need a smartphone that has WhatsApp installed on it. To those who don’t own a smartphone this could come as a big letdown, there is really no way to use WhatsApp Web without making use of a smartphone.
Steps to Use WhatsApp on iPad
The WhatsApp Web extension was made for using WhatsApp on PC and Mac but with a little workaround this extension can be used on your iPad through the Safari browser.
As mentioned above, this method requires a smartphone that has WhatsApp installed on it. Make sure that WhatsApp is installed and verified on your smartphone and follow the steps below.
1. Open the Safari browser on your iPad
As simple as it sounds, just open the Apple Safari browser on your iPad.
2. Type in web.whatsapp.com
Once Safari is open on your iPad, type in web.whatsapp.com and tap on go. You will be redirected to whatsapp.com because you are visiting the website from a mobile device.
Follow Step #3 below to switch to the desktop version of WhatsApp.
3. Switch to Desktop version of WhatsApp
If you are using iOS 9 then simply hold the refresh button and then tap on Request Desktop Site. The page should refresh and you should be redirected to web.whatsapp.com and you should be looking at a QR code on the screen of your iPad.
4. Scan the QR Code With a Smartphone
Now open WhatsApp on your smartphone and navigate to WhatsApp Web and scan the QR code that you see on the screen of your iPad.
5. All Done
Once the QR code has been scanned by your smartphone you should be seeing all your WhatsApp messages in front of you on your iPad.
Note that by using WhatsApp Web on your iPad you will not be able to receive notifications like the ones you do when you use WhatsApp Web on PC or Mac.