WhatsApp for iPhone and iPad
Technology is adapting to the modern style of life we are living, whether we like it or not.
All of us have loved ones living many miles away, all of us have such a busy life that we don’t have enough time to do simple things.
So, it has become a necessity to have the means that make our lives easier and get our things done faster.
High-tech devices like the iPhone and iPad are one way to accomplish that. WhatsApp messenger is another great example of how technology can serve us. An easy, fast and effective means of communication that can be used for almost everything.
Having WhatsApp for iPhone means no more costly SMS text messages or cellular calls, no more staying out of touch with everyone else even if you’re at the opposite end of the world! WhatsApp allows you to send and receive audio and video calls, text messages, images, videos, audio files, PDFs and MS Word files, in addition to audio and video messages, all for free using a Wi-Fi connection.
Facebook has obtained the ownership of WhatsApp a while ago, and since, a lot of changes and updates have been made to WhatsApp, such as the end-to-end encryption security system that guarantees that no one, not even WhatsApp, can intercept your chats and data.
The “Status” is another update related to Facebook, as is the “My Day” feature, where you can share a picture with the audience you choose for 24 hours.
In WhatsApp messenger, you can add one or more pictures, videos or GIFs and share them with your friends for 24 hours as well, and they can comment these status posts.
Download WhatsApp for iPhone
WhatsApp is compatible with all kinds of devices, Android, Windows and, of course, iOS smartphones and tablets like iPhone and iPad. And recently, WhatsApp released WhatsApp Web that can be installed on any kind of PC or Mac computer.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad are two of the best devices worldwide.
What makes Apple’s products so special is the high level of security they have. You can’t install any application from any source other than the App Store, unless you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, which puts the device at risk.
So, the only way to download WhatsApp on your iPhone and iPad is to get it from the official App Store, either directly from the device or through the iTunes on your computer. I’ll guide you through both ways, step by step.
How to download WhatsApp iPhone directly
Downloading WhatsApp for iPhone directly to the device is quite simple. You need to have an active iTunes account, and if you are in a country that blocks the App Store by chance, you need to have a VPN app on your device.
Just go to the App Store with the blue icon on your iPhone, type WhatsApp in the search box, and when you find it on top of the results, tap “Get”.
After the WhatsApp iPhone download is complete, it will be installed instantly, so when you find the icon, just tap it to open.
How to download WhatsApp iPhone from iTunes
To download WhatsApp for iPhone using your PC or Mac, you should have iTunes installed on it, you need to be logged into your account, and your device should authorize it and be synchronized with it.
You need to open iTunes, go to the App Store, and enter WhatsApp in the search box just like you would if you were on your iPhone.
Once you find the app, click “Download”. Once the download is complete, you should find WhatsApp in the Apps page in iTunes, and once you connect your device, iPhone or iPad, it will be transferred.
How to download WhatsApp on iPad
Downloading WhatsApp on an iPad can be a little tricky because the messaging app requires a phone number to be associated with the account. For that reason, there is no official version of WhatsApp for iPad. But, there are ways to get around this and enjoy using this messenger on your favorite tablet.
WhatsApp on iPad using WhatsApp Web
The most straightforward way to get WhatsApp for iPad is to use the version of the app for computers, WhatsApp Web.
This is much easier than what iPad users had to go through before this version of WhatsApp was developed, but it does have its drawbacks.
First, it wasn’t designed with tablets in mind, so performance isn’t always great. Second, Safari isn’t its favorite browser, which is the default on most Apple devices. And third, you have to have the mobile version on a phone in order to set up WhatsApp Web.
Here’s how to download WhatsApp iPad using WhatsApp Web:
- Have your phone with WhatsApp ready, and use the browser on your iPad to go to the WhatsApp Web website.
- You’ll see a QR code on the screen of your iPad.
- Using the mobile WhatsApp on your phone, go to the menu and select “Web”.
- This will open up a QR scanner on the phone that makes use of the phone’s camera. Use it to scan the code on the screen of your iPad.
- Doing this will sync your accounts, and you can now use WhatsApp on iPad!
Using WhatsApp on iPhone and iPad
Once you have downloaded the app to your Apple device, all you need to do is tap the app to open, enter your mobile phone number and wait for the verification process.
It might require you to enter a verification code that will be sent via SMS to the number you entered.
Once the verification is done successfully, you can set your account up and choose your name, profile picture and “About” statement. The contacts in your iPhone will be automatically synced with WhatsApp and you will be able to start chatting immediately.
In case your iPad doesn’t take a SIM card, you can enter any number that is active and doesn’t have an account on WhatsApp, maybe the one to a normal cell phone of yours.
You will be asked to enter the verification code that is sent to the number via SMS. So, you need to have a number that is working on a nearby device so you can receive the SMS that contains the verification code.