Update: How To Set Up WhatsApp Web On iPad And Mac
WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak was working on iOS 7 and iOS 8 up to version 2.11.8. But now, WhatsApp 2.11.8 apparently expired, meaning the app certificate is not valid anymore. Hence, you cannot install WhatsApp 2.11.8 on your iPad or your iPod touch. Furthermore, WhatsApp versions higher than 2.11.8 have never worked on iOS 8. The reason for this is seemingly a checkup folder created while installing WhatsApp on the iPhone which cannot be copied onto the iPad due to root limitations of a non-jailbreaked iPad.
The folder, which cannot be copied, is named “StoreKit” and contains a file called “receipt”. This file can be opened via a text editor and is appears that it is a kind of certificate file:
- “….Reliance on this certificate by any party assumes acceptance of the then applicable standard terms and conditions of use, certificate policy and certification practice statements…”
- “…Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certification Authority…”
Apparently, coming with the WhatsApp 2.11.9 and higher version the folder “StoreKit” is essential, without having it WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak on iOS 8 and iOS 7 will not work.
Disappointingly, WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak does not work anymore, neither on iOS 7 nor on iOS 8. The WhatsApp developer changed something in the code to prevent WhatsApp installing on an iPad or iPod touch. Since version 2.11.9 it is stated in the App Sore description: “NOTE: WhatsApp is a telephony application and as such iPod or iPad are NOT supported devices.“
Stay tuned! 😉