Some Android phones are dual SIM capable, meaning you can use two SIM cards on them. It is common for someone who uses a dual SIM Android phone to want to use two Whatsapp apps on his phone. Whatsapp by default only supports one app on a phone but today I want to share with you how you can use two Whatsapp apps in a Dual SIM phone.
There are two ways you can use two Whatsapp apps in a dual SIM phone, one method involves you rooting your Android phone and the other does not. In this article I will cover how you can use two Whatsapp apps in a dual SIM phone whether it is rooted or not.
Disclaimer: You are responsible for your actions; I am only showing you how this can be done. You alone is responsible for your actions.
Install Two Whatsapp apps on a rooted Dual SIM phone
To use two Whatsapp apps on a rooted dual SIM phone, you will need to download and install SwitchMe.
SwitchMe is an Android app that will allow you to create user accounts on your dual SIM phone just as you would do on your PC. Each user account has its own system settings, apps and data.
Download SwitchMe from Play Store.
Install the SwitchMe app on your rooted Dual SIM Android phone and launch the application.
Create a profile and give it any name you like let’s say Account 1 for example. This is your primary account, all your current settings, apps and data are stored in this account. So if you already have a Whatsapp application install on your phone, it will be available in this account.
Create a second profile and name is Account 2, this is your secondary account where you can save new apps, settings and data.
Switch to your secondary account (Account 2) and download Whatsapp from the Play Store and install on this account.
Verify the Whatsapp just as you would normally do with your normal account using your second number.
This process is quite simple, any time you want to use any of the Whatsapp applications, simply switch to the account where it is installed.
Install Two Whatsapp apps on a non-rooted Dual SIM phone
This second method of installing two Whatsapp apps in a Dual SIM phone does not require you to root your Android phone. Am assuming you already have the first Whatsapp app installed on your device.
First perform a backup of your Whatsapp messages
Clear the Whatsapp Data from Settings > Applications > Manage Applications tap on Whatsapp and tap the “Clear Data‘ button.
Launch a file Explorer and go to your SDcard and rename the current Whatsapp folder to OGWhatsapp. Rename /sdcard/WhatsApp folder to /sdcard/OGWhatsApp.
Download and install OGWhatsapp application on your non-rooted dual SIM Android phone.
On the OG version verify your old number, and in official version verify your new number.
Now you have two Whatsapp apps on your non-rooted Dual SIM Android phone.
I hope this tutorial is quite simple to follow. Whichever method you use, you can use two Whatsapp apps on your dual SIM phone whether it is rooted or not. If you have any problems or questions to ask, please use the comment form below.
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