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How to use WhatsApp without SIM

Data: 06-Mar-2019 Editor: AppsToTalk

WhatsApp offers countless opportunities for free communication to all its users. The application interface is completely understandable and easy. The program is available for a wide range of devices with different operating systems. In this article, you will get a detailed manual on how to start using the app on your iPad and Mac.

The most important thing any beginner user should know is that the program needs to be installed on any smartphone with an active SIM card first. Only after you’ve verified your number, you can start using WhatsApp without phone. The process of downloading and installing the tool is really quick and easy. You don’t need to have any programming skills for these purposes: it can be handled by beginner users with no efforts. Find out the detailed information on how to install the tool on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

After you’ve successfully set up an account with your smartphone, feel free to install the app on your iPad or Mac. Now you will be able to do it without SIM.

Tips to install WhatsApp without SIM card

Many people are wondering on how to install WhatsApp without SIM. You don’t need to worry about this issue, since installing the program without number can be easily made on your PC, iPad and Mac.

Generally, you will need to download the program on your device and then simply scan the QR code with your mobile to link accounts. Find out on how to install WhatsApp on Mac without phone.

How to install WhatsApp without number on your iPad

  1. Download the application from App Store. It will be installed on your device automatically.
  2. Open the program and choose whether you would like to receive the app notifications.

  3. After that, you will see a window with an automatically generated QR code. You will need to scan it with your smartphone.

  4. To scan the code, open the application on your mobile, go to Settings and tap Scan QR code.

  5. After you’ve successfully scanned the code, the app will be opened on your iPad. Feel free to use the program. For example, to start chatting, tap New chat to initiate a conversation.

You can also see the number of logged in devices, including MacOS version, in your smartphone. Go to Settings – WhatsApp Web/Desktop to get the detailed information.

Note: You don’t need to have an iPhone to start using the program on your tablet. Therefore, you can easily use WhatsApp for iPad without iPhone, but with creating an account on any mobile device beforehand.

How to install WhatsApp on iPad in case you don’t have a SIM

In case you don’t have a SIM card or mobile, you still can install the program to your iPad. You will not need to do the jailbreak, but in most cases, you will be required to use different third-party apps. However, since they are not developed by WhatsApp official, there is no guarantee of the best performance.

Cydia impactor

  1. Prepare your laptop or MacBook as well as the USB cable to start the process. Download, unzip and install Cydia Impactor on your computer.
  2. Open Cydia Impactor. You will see your iPad listed in the program. Drag and drop the .ipa file to Cydia impactor.

  3. Enter your Apple ID and install WhatsApp on your device.

  4. Go to WhatsApp Settings – General – Profile and choose the Apple ID credentials you’ve used during your installation. Tap Trust button.

Note: this method will work only for 7 days. After this period, you will need to perform the process once again.


  1. Download the TextNow app from iTunes App store and complete the setup process.

  2. Note down an automatically generated phone number.
  3. Open your WhatsApp and enter the number offered by TextNow.
  4. Wait until the verification via SMS fails and choose Call me button.
  5. Open the TextNow app and wait to receive a call. Write down your verification code offered by the messenger.
  6. Enter the verification code in WhatsApp and start using the program without using your real SIM.

Landline number

  1. Open the app and enter your home or landline number on the verification step.
  2. Wait until the verification via SMS fails and tap Call me button.
  3. Get a call to your landline number and write down the activation code.
  4. Enter the activation code and start using the program without smartphone.