WhatsApp is consider to be the most popular cross-platform instant messenger available for iOS (iPhone only), Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Nokia S40 smartphone and tablet devices. But Apple iPad and iPod Touch users are disappointed due to incompatibility of WhatsApp Messenger for their devices. So in this post we are going to share a working method to make WhatsApp fully functional for unsupported Apple devices. Just follow below guide and tutorial on How to Download, Install and Activate WhatsApp Messenger on iPad Air 5G, iPad 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad 3G, iPad 2G, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod 5G Touch Running iOS 7, iOS 7.1, iOS 7.1.1 or older firmwares.
We are sharing two separate guide and tutorial for Jailbroken and Non-Jailbroken iPad Air 5G, iPad 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad 3G, iPad 2G, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod 5G Touch devices running iOS 7, iOS 7.1, iOS 7.1.1 or older firmwares, so you need to follow it accordingly, because no Jailbreak is required for this tweak.
Following demonstrated video tutorial is using an iPod Touch, but the same procedure is fully compatible with every Apple iPad models as well on Mac OS X and Windows based operating system computers.
Video Tutorial on How to Install WhatsApp on iPad & iPod Touch (Non-Jailbroken)
Key Points and Difference between Mac & Windows Video Tutorial
- Download the specific version of iFunBox for your operating system i.e. Windows or Mac.
- For Mac PC, WhatsApp IPA file directory is:
- ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications/
- For Windows PC, WhatsApp IPA file directory is:
- C:\Users\Username\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications\
Tutorial on How to Install WhatsApp on iPad & iPod Touch (Jailbroken)
If you're using a Jailbroken iPad and iPod Touch device then "WhatsPad" tweak will allow users to install and activate WhatsApp Messenger. According to iOS developer named "Lee", WhatsPad tweak removes the certain restrictions and make WhatsApp fully functional and compatible with iPad and iPod.
Step 1: First, Download and install the iPhone Configuration Utility via direct links below.
Step 2: Now, Connect your iPad or iPod Touch device with your Mac or Windows PC.
Step 3: Download WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone on your PC / Laptop using iTunes.
Step 4: After that, Launch the iPhone Configuration Utility. You will see the "iPad Connected" on the left side; Click on it.
Step 5: Now, Click on Applications from the tabs you see at the top of your screen.
Step 6: Click on Add at the top left and browse for the WhatsApp Messenger IPA file you download in Step 3. It can be found under the iTunes Media > Mobile Applications folder.
Step 7: Now, Scroll down and click on Install. WhatsApp Messenger will appear on your iPod Touch or iPad’s Springboard.
Step 8: On your iPad or iPod Touch, open up Cydia and install "WhatsPad" tweak from the BigBoss repository.
Step 9: After WhatsPad tweak is installed, You can start WhatsApp Messenger App from your screen and can enter PIN Code for activation which you will receive via text message. Congratulations!! You're done. Enjoy!!