In this article we are showing you the steps to use WhatsApp on iPad, without jailbreak. This will allow you to use the popular messaging system WhatsApp on the larger screen of your iPad.
WhatsApp has over a Billion users worldwide and is one of the most popular messaging applications out there.
WhatsApp allows its users to stay in touch with family and friends by providing them with Free Calls, Text Messages and Video Calls using both WiFi and Cellular data connection.
When you visit the App store to download WhatsApp, you will notice that WhatsApp is only compatible with iPhone and does not work on the iPad.
However, it is possible to use WhatsApp on iPad by using steps as provided below.
You Still Need a Smartphone
Previously, iPad owners were able to use a workaround which allowed them to directly install WhatsApp on iPad. However, since the release of iOS 9 this method has stopped working.
Currently, the only way to get WhatsApp on iPad, without jailbreaking your device is by making use of the web version of WhatsApp known as WhatsApp Web.
Unfortunately, in order to use WhatsApp Web on your iPad, you will still need a smartphone that has WhatsApp installed on it.
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.
As mentioned above, this method requires a Smartphone that has WhatsApp installed on it. Hence, make sure that WhatsApp is installed and verified on your smartphone and follow the steps below.
1. Open 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 the Safari browser is open, type web.whatsapp.com in the search bar and tap on Go. You will be redirected to whatsapp.com, as 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
Tap and Hold on the Refresh icon and then tap on Request Desktop Site option that appears.
This will refresh the page and you will be redirected to web.whatsapp.com, where you will see a QR code on the screen of your iPad.
4. Open WhatsApp Web on Your Smartphone
Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, tap on Settings in bottom Menu and then tap on WhatsApp Web/Desktop option.
In case of Android Phone, tap on 3-dots Menu icon > WhatsApp Web.
5. Scan the QR Code With Your Smartphone.
Once you are on WhatsApp Web, use your Smartphone to scan the QR Code that you see on the screen of your iPad.
6. All Done
Once the QR Code is scanned by your smartphone, you will see all your WhatsApp Messages on the screen of 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.