How To Use WhatsApp On Two Phones With Same Number
I use two phones, one iPhone and one Android. I’m sure there are many like me who have separate work and personal phones. Thanks to everything being on the cloud, our emails, photos, and more can be accessed on both the devices simultaneously. But that wasn’t the case with WhatsApp until recently. And it used to bother me a lot. You needed to rely on tricks to use the same WhatsApp account on two phones. However, the messaging service has improved with recent updates and now allows you to use WhatsApp on two phones with the same number. Here’s how-
Requirements to use the same WhatsApp number on two phones
You no longer need to rely on tricks to access the same WhatsApp account on two phones. But before we begin, there are a few requirements which you need to fulfil.
You need to make sure that your secondary phone has internet access. It could be Wi-Fi or LTE or 5G. It’s a given but you need to download and install WhatsApp on the other device.
How to use WhatsApp on two phones with the same number
It’s a blessing to be able to pick up any of my two phones and use the same WhatsApp account to message my friends and family. You can do this too!
Open WhatsApp on your primary phone. Tap the three vertical dots (Ellipsis icon) at the top right corner to access a dropdown menu. If using an iPhone, go to the Settings menu (at the bottom right). Tap on Linked Devices. You’ll see your connected devices if you use WhatsApp Web. Tap on Link a device. It will generate a QR code. Scan the QR code with your secondary phone.
That’s it! Your secondary device will start syncing WhatsApp messages, and you are all set. I’ve noticed that sometimes, the app doesn’t sync all the messages. It happens when the secondary phone is not connected to the internet for a while, and you continue using WhatsApp on your primary phone. But it works most of the time, and has made my life so much easier.