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How can I have WhatsApp on two devices

Prima di enter the live of this tutorial and spiegarti how to use WhatsApp on two devices different, I provide you with some preliminary information that will be useful for you to better understand what to do.

At the time of writing, in the stable version of the WhatsApp app it is not possible to simultaneously connect the same account on different devices: if you try to log in with your number on a copy of WhatsApp installed on another smartphone or tablet than the one you already use, you will see a message that will notify you of the disconnection of the account on the device used previously with the same address.



In this case, the only method allowed to use the WhatsApp app on two devices is to use the feature Web WhatsApp, which allows you to use the service via browser or desktop client for Windows / macOS, connecting it via Wi-Fi to the smartphone (or tablet) on which the app was originally installed.

Since WhatsApp introduced in 2021 the multi-device function (which, at the time of writing, is still in beta), however, you can take advantage of the latter to continue to stay connected to your account up to a maximum of 4 devices simultaneously, without your phone having to stay connected to the Internet, which is much more convenient than the previous solution (which, instead, requires the latter requirement).

Keep in mind, however, that in this case you can only connect one phone to the WhatsApp account, you must register your account and connect the additional devices to your phone and, furthermore, if you do not use the phone for more than 14 days, the connected devices they will be automatically disconnected. So far all clear? Very well: in the next few lines I will show you how to use the function in question.



How to have WhatsApp on two devices with the same number

Let's go into the heart of the guide by taking a closer look how to have WhatsApp on two devices with the same number using the multi-device function on both Android and iPhone.

How to have WhatsApp on two Android devices

If you have come to this guide to know how to have WhatsApp on two devices without root (as you probably already know, the root would be the Android "unlocking" procedure, which I told you about in detail in this other guide) this is the part of the article that interests you most.

All you need to do to avail the multi-device function of WhatsApp is to go to the section of the app dedicated to the devices connected to your account and use the feature in question to connect it to up to four devices.

To begin with, then, open the WhatsApp application, tap the icon of three vertical dots, located at the top right, and then select the item Connected devices in the opened menu. Then, in the screen that opens, tap on the item Multi-device (beta), award your bottone Use the beta version (at the bottom, in the new screen that opened) and then tap on the item NEXT.

Now, take the second device on which you intend to connect and use your WhatsApp account, go to the WhatsApp Web page (if it is a computer, the WhatsApp client for Windows / macOS is fine too) and scan the QR Code you see on screen. To do this, go to the screen again Connected devices (if you are on the WhatsApp home screen you have to press on three vertical dots and then on the voice Connected devices), presses the button Collect a device, scan the QR Code on the second device with the camera and that's it.



From this moment on, you can use WhatsApp on the device in question even when your phone is not connected to the Internet (and the same goes for the other devices that, eventually, you decide to connect to your account using the procedure just shown). Simple, right?

As for the management of connected devices, by going to the screen Connected devices (as I just showed you), you can check the connection status of a device, disconnect it and / or connect others. How you do it? I'll explain it to you right away.

In the Device status, you can see the list of all the devices that are currently connected to your WhatsApp account. By tapping on one session and then on the voice Disconnect, the device will consequently be disconnected from your WhatsApp account. To add a device, however, you have to press the button Collect a device and repeat the instructions I gave you a few lines above.

How to have WhatsApp on two iPhones

Let's see now like having WhatsApp on two iPhones. If your smartphone is the one produced by the "bitten apple", know that you will have to proceed in a similar way to what has already been seen in the previous chapter, dedicated to Android.

Even in this, to take advantage of the multi-device function of WhatsApp, you must go to the section of the app dedicated to the devices connected to your account and use the functionality just mentioned to proceed.


First, therefore, then, open the WhatsApp app, press the button Settings, which is at the bottom right, and then tap on the wording Connected devices in the new screen that has opened.

Then, press the button OK to close the banner that invites you to test the multi-device beta version, tap on the item Multi-device beta and, in the new screen that opened, press the button Use the beta version (At bottom).


Now, grab the second device on which you want to connect and use your WhatsApp account and scan the QR Code you see on the screen by going to the WhatsApp Web page (or, if you want to act from a PC or Mac, which you see by opening the WhatsApp desktop client). To do this, after going to the screen Connected devices (if you are on the main WhatsApp screen, you can do it by going to Settings> Connected devices), tap the button Collect a device and, finally, use the camera of your “iPhone by” to view the QR Code on the device to be connected.

From this moment on, you have the possibility to use WhatsApp on the newly connected device (and on the others you decide to connect using the procedure just shown), even when the iPhone on which you have configured the account is not connected to the Internet.

Are you wondering how you can manage your devices once connected to WhatsApp? Everything passes by the section Connected devices of the popular messaging app. Once you have gone to the screen in question (as I showed you a moment ago), you can check the connection status of the connected devices, disconnect them and / or connect others.

To go into more detail, to close one session, tap on it, select the item Disconnect in the opened menu and confirm the operation by tapping on the wording again Disconnect. In this way, the device will consequently be disconnected and it will not be possible to access your WhatsApp account with it (unless you decide to connect it again). To add a device, however, all you have to do is press the button Collect a device and follow the guided procedure, which I have already explained to you extensively in the previous lines.

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