Use WhatsApp with dual SIM card: iPhone, Android

Use WhatsApp with dual SIM card: iPhone, Android

If you have a dual SIM card phone, you may have wondered if it is possible to activate a WhatsApp account with two phone numbers on the same device. In this article, we'll show you how to get started using WhatsApp with two numbers.

How to use Dual WhatsApp on iPhone?

Arguably the easiest way of running  2 SIM cards or 2 different numbers on an iPhone is with a dual messaging app such as Dual Messaging for WhatsApp. With this app, you can have two WhatsApp numbers on your iPhone. The app works similarly to WhatsApp web. You need to scan the QR in the web browser to mirror your WhatsApp session. You need to be connected to the Internet to use this app. 

How to use WhatsApp with two numbers on Android?

If you have a cell phone with dual cards and Android operating system, you can use two phone numbers and different WhatsApp accounts on the same device. Below we will explain how to do it depending on your preferences and the type of mobile you have. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update introduced a very interesting improvement: the possibility of creating different users in the same terminal, just like in computers. Thanks to this change, each 'user' can have their own WhatsApp account (or other applications).

To take advantage of this option, first, enter the SIM card of the second user and register this number in WhatsApp. Once the operation is done, you can use your new account on the platform.

  • Parallel space

Parallel Space is an application available at Google Play that allows you to duplicate applications. In the WhatsApp case, you can also clone it and register the second version with your other phone number. Therefore, you can use both accounts at the same time.

  • My KNOX for Samsung phones

Although not designed for that purpose, Samsung's security application called My KNOX also allows you to duplicate your WhatsApp accounts, even if you don't have a dual SIM phone. The program virtually divides the space of your phone, as if it were two devices.

To use it, download the app and configure the security data. Then enter it and search WhatsApp among third-party applications. To avoid going through Knox whenever you want to use your second WhatsApp account, create a shortcut. To do so, enter KNOX mode, press WhatsApp until it is checked and drag it to the Add to personal option. You can distinguish both accounts because the KNOX will show a small padlock.

  • Second Space for Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi phones also allow you to create a second space in your terminal. To do this, go to Settings > Second space. You can choose which apps you can include in both: select WhatsApp. A new icon will appear on your phone's home screen to access the duplicate space. Remember to create a new account with another number. You must enter the second SIM to receive the activation code via SMS.

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