Using two WhatsApp account on our phone can be really useful – one for personal and the other for work. Having two separate WhatsApp account for different purposes organizes the way you communicate and relieves you of the mess you get with a single WhatsApp account.
Right now, almost all of the Android phones with dual-sim support can have two WhatsApp account on their phone. You can either use the built-in app cloning method provided by your manufacturer or use the parallel space software to create two WhatsApp account on the same phone.
If you are using an iPhone, then creating two WhatsApp account on the same phone is not possible until recently. The problem that limited using two WhatsApp account is the lack of dual-sim functionality in the iPhone until the XS series.
There was no dual-sim feature present in the iPhone till the iPhone X, so users couldn’t officially use two WhatsApp account on the same phone. But with the release of the iPhone XS and later series, Apple added the support for dual-sim.
If you have the newer model of iPhone, then you have dual-sim functionality – one physical and one e-sim. In India, all major carriers such as Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea support the e-sim functionality, so you can have dual-sim support on your iPhone if you get a physical and e-sim. With the dual-sim functionality, you can have two instances of WhatsApp application on your iPhone.
WhatsApp Business Application
After having two sims on your new iPhone, you can download the WhatsApp business app along with the normal WhatsApp app to have two accounts. The WhatsApp business, as the name suggests, is a version of WhatsApp built for communicating with the customers and other people related to your business. This business app has been long available for Android and recently only it got released for iPhone. The WhatsApp business app has relevant features such as a Business profile and an automatic messaging tool for communicating with your customers.
You can register your personal number with the normal WhatsApp application and the official business number with the WhatsApp Business application to have two different WhatsApp account on the same iPhone. This method should be sufficient for most of the users even though it requires you to have the latest iPhone XS series and above
Unofficial Method to have two different WhatsApp account on the same iPhone
What we have given above is the official method recommended by the WhatsApp to have two different accounts on the same iPhone. Now, there are other workarounds that you can follow to have two different accounts. These unofficial methods are not recommended and should be followed at your own risk.
WhatsApp 2 Application
WhatsApp 2 is a copy of the WhatsApp application that allows you to run two different WhatsApp instances on your iPhone, for example, GBWhatsApp. To use this method, follow the steps given below:
- Download and Create your profile on the official WhatsApp application if you haven’t done before.
- Open the safari browser on your iPhone and go to the site iOS.Othman.tv. Here, tap the WhatsApp 2 and press the download button.
- You will see a prompt to install the application. Here, you press OK. Then go to the Settings>General>Profile and enable the “Trust VNE Software”.
- You can now set up the WhatsApp 2 and have two different instances of WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Dual Messenger App
The Dual Messenger is an application available on the app store that allows you to run two different instances of WhatsApp on the same iPhone. This app is developed by an independent developer and is not recommended by WhatsApp, so use this app at your own risk. Steps to have two WhatsApp in the same iPhone using Dual Messenger App are given below:
- Download and install the Dual Messenger App from the App store. You will get a QR code once you open this app.
- Scan the QR code from the WhatsApp app on your phone to mirror all your communication from the official Whatsapp to the Dual messenger app. You can also mirror your Whatsapp communication to another device to have two instances of WhatsApp on different devices.
The Dual Messenger app is like the WhatsApp web version to mirror all your WhatsApp communication. It will be a good extension if you want to mirror your WhatsApp to a different or the same device.
Using a dual WhatsApp account on the same iPhone has always been difficult. If you have a lot of business and personal contacts on your iPhone, then managing them can become messy. With the introduction of the WhatsApp Business account, you can organize your WhatsApp contacts efficiently on your iPhone. We hope you got good information on how to create a dual instance of WhatsApp on your iPhone.