After having been released last month, Apple’s iOS 8 has become most iPhone and iPad users’ newest and most technologically advanced operating system.
Though using WhatsApp was probably the easiest task with the last version of iOS, this has now become a challenge for those who are not familiarized with the many changes brought to the table by Apple. Many iPad users who use iOS 8 are unable to install WhatsApp to their devices, especially because certain errors and issues show up throughout the process.
While those who have jailbroken other Apple devices in the past might attempt to use this technique again for this particular situation, there is a much simpler way to successfully install this app to your iOS 8-operated iPad device. Follow our step-by-step guide below to find out how.
Step 1. Download and install iFunBox to your PC or laptop. For this process to work, you will have to download the version of iFunBox that works for your computer’s operating system (i.e. Windows XP, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta).
Step 2. Install WhatsApp as normally to your iPhone via iTunes. However, do not install WhatsApp 2.11.11, and look for the older version 2.11.8.ipa, as only this one will be working with iOS 8. Once you are done installing the app, launch iFunBox on your PC or laptop.
Step 3. Connect your iPhone to either your computer or laptop using the cable. If iTunes is not closed, then make sure to close it.
Step 4. Create a new folder on your PC, and name it as desired – i.e. “WhatsApp.”
Step 5. In your iFunBox window, look for “User Applications” on the left side. Select WhatsApp, then make double click on it.
Step 6. At this point, you will be prompted to a folder that contains all files and folders of WhatsApp on your iPhone. Select all of them, then click on “Copy to Mac,” and choose the folder you created at step 4 as the destination.
Step 7. Disconnect your iPhone from your computer.
Step 8. Now connect your iPad to your computer using the cable. Make sure that iTunes is closed; if it starts when you connect the device to your PC, close it.
Step 9. Go to your iFunBox window, and press “Install App.” Select WhatsApp 2.8.7.ipa, and click “Open.”
Step 10. Once the application is installed, go to “User Applications,” and double click on the WhatsApp folder.
Step 11. Select all files, then click “Copy from Mac”. When a new window opens, go to the folder you created at step 4, select the files you copied there at step 6, and click “Open.” The files from the folder on your PC will be transferred to the WhatsApp folder on your iPad.
Step 12. Disconnect your iPad from your PC.
Step 13. Run WhatsApp on your iPad.
The process is not complicated, and is completely safe, unlike jailbreaking, which can make your iOS 8 iPad inoperable. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to run WhatsApp on both your iPhone and iPad simultaneously, so you will have to close the app on one device when you want to switch to the other. For safety purposes, it is better to deactivate “Background App Refresh” on both devices, so go to “Settings,” tap on “WhatsApp,” and turn off “Background App Refresh.”