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Download and Install Whatsapp on iPad without Jailbreak

In this tutorial, you will learn how to download and install Whatsapp on iPad without jailbreak. The same method can be applied to iPod Touch because there is no official way to install Whatsapp on both iPad and iPod Touch. Although this is considered an unofficial way to install Whatsapp on an iPad, it is still a very clear-cut technique without requiring any special software or apps and it has been tested on iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, and even iOS 8.

It is quite hateful when iOS 8 users know that Whatsapp is only officially available for iPhone but not iPad and iPod Touch. However, there is nothing to worry because you can now follow the step by step guide below to install and use Whatsapp on your iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, and iPod Touch. This is a free method thus you don’t have to pay a single penny. All you have to do is download the right Whatsapp version that works with your iOS version.

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How to Install Whatsapp on an iPad

It is extremely easy to download and install Whatspp to a jailbroken iPad but it requires a few steps to install Whatsapp on an iPad without jailbreak. Follow the steps here closely and you will get it within 10 minutes.

Step 1: First of all, you will need to prepare a Mac or PC and then download WhatsApp to it. Access to the iTunes Store from your Mac or PC and then search for WhatsApp. Click on the WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone and then enter your password to install it right away. Make sure you download the latest version if your iPad is running on iOS 8.

Step 2: On your computer (Mac or PC), go to Finder -> Music Folder -> iTunes -> Mobile Applications and look for WhatsApp iPA file. WhatsApp 2.8.7.ipa is what it usually looks like. Alternatively, you can go to Google and download the latest WhatsApp iPA file online. There are many websites host WhatsApp IPA file and allow internet users to download it for free.

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Step 3: Now you need a program to transfer Whatsapp iPA file to your iPad other than iTunes. You can download iFunBox as it is highly recommended by many iOS experts and Apple users. iFunBox works on both Mac OS X and Windows platform. Download the latest version and set it up in your computer. Instead, you may also try some of the Installous alternatives such as AppCake or Kuaiyong.

Step 4: Connect your computer (Mac or PC) and your iPad. Launch iFunBox and let the application to detect your iPad. Click on the Install App and then go to the location where you store the WhatsApp .ipa file and click on it. The installation of WhatsApp will now begin on your iPad. Within a minute, you should be able to see the WhatsApp icon on your iPad. But, there is still a few more things to do in order to make it works completely.

Step 5: You still can’t login to your Whatsapp on iPad because it doesn’t has any data. You need to borrow an iPhone and install Whatsapp to it and then register a new Whatsapp account. Connect your iPhone to your computer again and let iFunBox detects it. Go to User Applications -> WhatsApp. Copy Library and Documents folders and place them on your desktop.

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Step 6: Unplug your iPhone. Again, connect your iPad with your Mac or PC. Go to User Applications -> WhatsApp. You will also see Library and Documents folders. Replace these two folders with the one you copy from your iPhone in Step 5. Both of these folders contain your WhatsApp registration data.

Step 7: Unplug your iPad, connect it to the internet and tap on the WhatsApp icon to start using it. That’s how to install Whatsapp on an iPad without jailbreak.

WhatsApp Alternatives: LINE, WeChat (or known as Weixin in China).

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