If you have a dual SIM phone, you can use the different SIM cards to make calls using separate numbers; and send text messages using different numbers. But did you know that you can set up two WhatsApp accounts and use them on the same phone? If you ever wondered how to install two WhatsApp accounts on a phone, then you’ve come to the right place.
There are some different ways of doing it; and some phone manufacturers offer this as a built-in feature. In other cases, you will have to resort to third-party applications; but it’s actually quite easy to run two WhatsApp accounts on an Android phone. Sorry, iPhone users, with you do not apply the steps to explain.
Obviously, this method of running two WhatsApp accounts on a phone requires a dual SIM phone: WhatsApp uses the phone number as its identity and detects it through a text message or call; so it has to be a phone with two SIM cards. However, if you have a dual SIM phone, then the next step should be to verify your configuration, because it is quite possible that the manufacturer has already created dual WhatsApp configurations.
Many Chinese manufacturers allow you to create application clones, which can then be used with a dual SIM configuration. For example, in the EMUI mask of Honor, the function is called App Twin. On Xiaomi phones, it’s called Dual Apps. Vivo calls it Clone App; while Oppo calls it Clone application.
The way in which each of these companies has configured it varies a little; so you will want to consult specific information for your phone. But first we have listed the steps for some of the popular brands. In case your phone does not support this function, there is one more solution you can try, listed at the end.
But the most important thing is that if you have one of these phones, then the steps you must follow are incredibly simple; and they are also very similar in the three manufacturers; so we have brought them together in one place. In all three cases, you’ll start installing WhatsApp on your phone through Google Play. After that, you can clone the application in the phone configuration.
Step by Step
These are the detailed steps to run two WhatsApp accounts on your Xiaomi phone, but it is very similar for the other two as well:
After you have installed WhatsApp, go to Settings.
Touch Dual applications. In Honor phones this is called App Twin, and in the Oppo it’s Clone application.
You will see a list of applications that can work with the function and alternate between them. Activate the option to clone any application.
That’s it, you’re finished. Check if your manufacturer supports the cloning of applications as well; and if so, then these steps should work to get a second copy of WhatsApp on your phone. It’s a bit different on a Live phone, so we’ll explain it first; and then we’ll talk about how to set up the second WhatsApp.
How to run two WhatsApp accounts on a Vivo phone？
The steps for Vivo are very similar to other brands, but slightly different. To clone WhatsApp on a Vivo phone (we tested this on a Vivo V5s), simply follow these steps:
1、Go to Settings.
2、Scroll down to find Application Clone and touch it.
3、Now, toggle the switch to enable Show the Clone button.
4、Then, install WhatsApp on your phone through Google Play.
5、Press and hold on any icon of the application. You will see a small “x” to remove applications; but some, like WhatsApp, will also have a small “+” symbol.
6、Touch “+” to clone WhatsApp on your phone.
Okay, then at this point, you should have two copies of WhatsApp on your phone. This is what you have to do next.
Setting up WhatsApp Dual
Setting up your second WhatsApp account is extremely simple; just like setting the first one. In case you have doubts, these are the detailed steps:
1、Start the second WhatsApp.
2、On the next page, touch Accept and Continue.
3、Next, you can grant access to files and contacts to this copy of WhatsApp. To do this, click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen; or touching No now for now.
4、Now, you must verify your phone number. This is the crucial part: remember that you have to be the second phone number of the SIM card. If you enter your main number, you are simply changing WhatsApp access from one application to the next.
5、Once you have entered your number, touch Next; then confirm the number by touching OK.
6、WhatsApp will then send a verification code to verify the number, which will be read automatically if you have granted permissions. Otherwise, simply write the verification number and you’ll be ready. In case you do not receive the SMS, you can also press the Call button on the screen to get a verification phone call.
That’s it, now you have two versions of WhatsApp running on your phone. You can send and receive messages using both numbers; so it is useful if you want to separate your personal use from your professional use, for example.
You can also use the steps indicated above to install multiple copies of other applications. Obviously, if you want two Twitter applications or two of Facebook on your phone, for personal use and a commercial account, for example, that is easy to do by following the same steps, except that you clone those applications instead of WhatsApp.
What if your phone does not support application cloning?
If your phone does not support the cloning of applications, there are still a couple of ways to continue and install a second copy of WhatsApp. You will still need a dual SIM phone to send and receive messages from two accounts. There are some popular methods that you will find online; and the one we thought was better is an application called Dual Space
As its name suggests, this application creates a dual “space” where you can install applications; which allows you to clone different applications. These are the steps to use this application:
Dual Space app
First you must install Dual Space from Google Play. Once you start the application, it will immediately take you to a Clone Applications page.
Select all the applications that you wish to clone and touch the Add to dual space button.
Then, they will take you to Dual Space, where the application runs in a virtual installation on your phone.
Now, continue configuring WhatsApp as described above.
That’s it, you can use WhatsApp and other applications by accessing them through the Dual Space application. The application is free but with advertising. Again, this can also be used for applications like Facebook.
Another method you will find in many sites is to install an application called GBWhatsApp, but this involves installing the application through APK, which has a small element of risk involved. In addition to that, it is only useful for a single scenario, which runs dual WhatsApp; so we believe that using Dual Space is a better option.
That’s all about it. Now you can start using two WhatsApp accounts at the same time.