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How to use Viber on IOS (iPhone/iPad)

Data: 19-Mar-2019 Editor: AppsToTalk

Viber is a cross-platform messenger that is extremely popular among millions of people due to its rich functionality, flexible environment and handy design. The application is surely available for various devices, including desktop, tablet, and mobile gadgets. If you are a dedicated Apple user, below you will find a handy guide for beginners on using Viber on iPhone and iPad. In case you are currently using Android devices, refer to How to use Viber on Android as well as the for more details about the app’s desktop version, go to How to use Viber on PC

The most important thing that you should know is that the application has a similar interface for both iPad and iPhone. That is why downloading and using the tool will be almost the same for both kinds of devices.

Note: to start using the messenger’s version for iPad, you will need to install it on your smartphone first.

How to set up Viber on iPhone?

  1. Download the messenger on your smartphone and tap its icon to open it.
  2. Choose the Continue button available in the welcome window.

  3. Choose your country, e.g. the United States and type your mobile number. You will receive a special activation code via SMS that you will need to add in the required field.

  4. Allow the app to send you notifications and to have access to your contacts and microphone. Otherwise, the app functionality will be significantly limited.

Now you’ve successfully installed the messenger on your iPhone and can start using it with no limitations. The program has automatically integrated with your phone book, so you will be able to communicate with your friends, colleagues and loved one immediately.

How to make Viber calls?

One of the most necessary functions of the app is performing free audio and video calls. Follow the step-by-step manual to make your first free Viber call.

  1. Open the app and choose contacts. Note: you can start calling for free only current app’s users. The calls to landline or mobile numbers will require extra payments. The contacts who have no Invite button to the right are already Viber users. Feel free to contact any of them with no charges.

  2. Tap the contact and press Free Call for a voice call or Free Video Call for video communication.

That’s all! Making your first call can be made in no more than a few taps!

How to chat on Viber?

Chatting is surely the most popular service among the messenger's users. You can send texts to a single contact or chat in groups. Below you will find a handy instruction on how to send messages to a certain contact.

  1. Open your app and choose the needed contact.
  2. Press Free message to start your conversation.

For group chatting, please refer to How to make a group chat on Viber

You can also send stickers, GIF images, media files, contacts, and locations.

  1. To send a sticker, press a Bear icon at the bottom of the chatting panel.

  2. For sending messages, tap on image icon and choose any picture from your phone gallery.

  3. To take a photo and send it on the fly, choose camera icon.

  4. To use a GIF image, tap GIF icon.

  5. To share location or contact, choose three dots option.

In case you would like to send an audio message, long-press and hold a microphone button.

When you release it, your audio message will be sent automatically. You will see it in your chat.

The application also offers an enormous variety of advanced options and settings. All of them are available in More button at the bottom of your screen.

Here you will be able to adjust the notification settings, add new contacts, get free stickers, adjust your account and much more.

How to use Viber on iPad?

  1. Download the app on your iPad and tap it to open.
  2. You will see the messenger’s welcome message. Tap Continue.

  3. Choose your country and enter your phone number. Than hit Continue.

  4. You will be asked to scan a unique QR code with your smartphone. For this purposes, open Viber on your mobile (make sure you switched on the Internet connection). The QR scanner will be launched automatically. Scan the code using your mobile device.

  5. Allow the messenger to send you notifications by hitting OK button. This means you will get pop-up messages when someone starts calling or chatting with you.

  6. Allow the messenger to have access to your microphone by pressing OK. Note: if you don’t allow this kind of access, you will not be able to perform calls using the app.

  7. Press Continue.

  8. Allow the app to have access to your contact list.

  9. Skip the next stage by tapping Done. If you want to know more about stickers, go to How to get Viber stickers for free

  10. Now you can start using all the functions. For example, to call or send message someone, choose the needed contact and hit Free Call or Free Message button.

  11. All the app settings are available in the More menu.

  12. The app for iPad has exactly the same menu as for iPhone. All the needed functions and settings are available at the bottom of your screen.

Now you definitely know what's Viber on iPhone and iPad and how to use the messenger’s main functions. Note that most app features are available for free, are easy to use and incredibly convenient.