Please dont shoot me down...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Focus_Speed, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Focus_Speed

    Focus_Speed
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hi

    Am somewhat technologically challenged, as I started working when Dos 1.0 was born. Moving forward, entered the Smartphone world and have an a hand me down IPAD 1, which I want to use WhatsApp on. Why, because I have an Android tablet, which is limited to 1 Gig, and I cant install all the apps I need, and the Ipad has 16 gig.

    Recently the Ipad upgraded to the lastest OS, and I got started on the route of copying the library and documents folder off a working Iphone, but cannot copy them onto the Ipad, because of the security features.

    What are my options, as I believe WhatsApp should also work on the Ipad, which is more convenient for me.

    As I said, please dont flame me....
     
  2. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    26,965
    Thanks Received:
    8,535
  3. Mickey330

    Mickey330
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,892
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    There'll be no flaming here, but I'm afraid there will also be no assistance. Whatsapp does not work on an iPad (the developers don't support it).

    Having an iPad 1 means you can jailbreak it (cause the highest iOS an iPad 1 can run is iOS 5.1.1 - and that iOS is jailbreakable. And, I remember that some people could get Whatsapp on a jailbroken iPad, but I'm just not sure if anything is still available for that old of an iOS.

    Regardless, maybe it's a line of research to follow? Cause there is nothing to be done with a stock iPad and Whatsapp. Sorry.

    Marilyn
     
  4. Focus_Speed

    Focus_Speed
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hi Marilyn,

    Thank you for your reply. I made a mistake - it is a Ipad 2 that I have.

    Does this change things ?
     
  5. Mickey330

    Mickey330
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,892
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Yes, it does - but only to make it more difficult. If your iPad 2 is on iOS 9.2.1 (the most current), there is no jailbreak for it, so you'll have to see if a jailbreak gets released eventually.

    Cause I remember that people were doing stuff with Whatsapp on jailbroken iPads. I just was never interested enough to look into it (as I have a phone for texting).

    So, you might still be able to do it, once a jailbreak is released.

    No change in the "stock iPads can't run Whatsapp" tho. Sorry.

    Marilyn
     
  6. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,774
    Thanks Received:
    9,797
    There are a few apps in the App Store that can connect to WhatsApp on your phone, WhatsApp has to be installed on your smartphone to be able to use them. They require iOS 8 or 9. If your iPad is up to date, you'll meet this requirement.

    Just search for "WhatsApp iPad" in the App Store. There are a few apps to choose from. Some of them don't support all functions of WhatsApp on the phone, though.

    Here are two of them:
    Messenger for WhatsApp - iPad Version by Guglielmo Faglioni
    Messenger for WhatsApp - iPad Version on the App Store
    Messenger for WhatsApp - iPad Version - Free Version App by tv illez
    Messenger for WhatsApp - iPad Version - Free Version App on the App Store
     
    #6 J. A., Mar 19, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2016

Share This Page