How to Install WhatsApp on iPad without Jailbreak

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular messenger application for iOS. However, this application is not available for the iPad. Here’s a quick workaround for installing WhatsApp on iPad.

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Before you begin, make sure your iPad has a compatible firmware installed.

Compatible Devices

  • iPad 2 (WiFi, GSM, CDMA, Mid 2012)
  • iPad mini (WiFi)
  • iPad 3 (WiFi)
  • iPad 3 (GSM)
  • iPad 3 (CDMA)
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4

Compatible Firmware

  • iOS 9
  • iOS 10
  • iOS 10.1.1
  • iOS 10.2
  • iOS 10.2.1
  • iOS 10.3
  • iOS 10.3.1


  • iPad model running compatible firmware
  • A computer running Windows, Mac or Linux
  • A USB cable
  • Download Cydia Impactor utility
  • Download WhatsApp++ IPA file

How to Install WhatsApp on iPad without Jailbreak

Step 1 Firstly, you must download a modified version of WhatsApp called WhatsApp++ and save it to your desktop. The download link is given above.

Step 2 Download and start Cydia Impactor tool. For the uninitiated, Cydia Impactor allows you to sideload IPA files with ease. If you don’t know how to sideload IPA files, read this tutorial.

Step 3 Drag WhatsApp++ IPA into Cydia Impactor window.

Step 4 Enter your Apple ID credentials to authorize the installation.

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Step 5 Be patient and let Cydia Impactor do its thing. It will take about 3-4 minutes for WhatsApp to install.

Step 6 Disconnect your device from the computer after the installation process is over.

Step 7 Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management. Select your email, choose Trust  and confirm it.

Remember, WhatsApp++ will stop working after 7 days. This error occurs as its certificate gets expired. To get it working again, simply repeat the process given above.

If you have a jailbroken iPad, you can bypass this limitation with Immortal Cydia tweak.

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