Install WhatsApp in Tablet PC

Whatsapp for Tablet


WhatsApp is mostly used in Smartphones. NOW, Learn how to use it with similar ease in your Tablet PCs. Be it Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows phone or Nokia phones; WhatsApp is supported in all. It uses the SIM carrier’s network or Wi-Fi (when available) to send/receive messages to your contacts, which exist in your device’s address book and also have WhatsApp installed in their individual devices. Once you install WhatsApp on your device, it automatically builds up a separate contact list (filtering out the contact numbers from the device), which are registered users of WhatsApp.

So if you ever thought that WhatsApp doesn’t run on a SIM-less Tablet PC? Then keep no doubts in your mind. With a simple method you can install it in your tabs, even if they lack SIM-slots.

Steps to get “Whatsapp” functional on your SIM-less Tablets:

First you need to download the apk file of WhatsApp and Go contacts. After downloading the files transfer the apk files to tablet pc internal memory.

1) Download the apk file of “Go Contacts” app from here.

2) Download the apk file of “WhatsApp” from here.

3) Now locate the WhatsApp apk file through File Explorer in tablet and click on it. Now you will be directed to installation window.

The process is easy and all you got to do is follow instructions and give the sought information during the installation process. This might take a while.

You will have to:-

a) Pick a valid phone number you want to register with Whatsapp.

b) Whatsapp’s system shall sms/call to give a confirmatory code, use it to confirm your registration with them for the particular phone number.

Enjoy the Whatsapp for free for the first 12 months on this registration.

4) Now find the Go Contacts apk file through File Manager. Click to install it.

5) Add phone no in Go Contacts App. See the video for more detail.

6)  Add Whatsapp contacts:

Remember: The only contacts which show up in your Whatsapp Contact list are the contacts which have their phone numbers registered with Whatsapp.

a) Now when you run Whatsapp you won’t see any contacts in the list, if you haven’t already fed contacts in your Contacts manager (here Go contacts).

b) So, all you have to do is add all your Whatsapp contacts in the Go Contacts manger and you will find all in your Whatsapp contact list.

Disclaimer: We have tried and tested this on many SIMless Tablet PCs but still can not guarantee for all. So please don’t hold us responsible if, by any chance, this process doesn’t help you. 

Here is the video proof of the installation/working of WhatsApp in the Android Tablet.

So, now that you know how to use your Tablet PCs even better now, leave a comment below to share your thoughts:

Some of the best selling Tablets also supporting WhatsApp are as follows:-

1) Micromax Funbook Talk

2) Lenovo A2107 Idea Tab

3) Huawei Media Pad 7

4) Byond Mi7

5) BSNL Penta WS704C

6) Samsung Galaxy Note I and II.

For a detailed list on these/similar tabs with their price CLICK HERE.

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  • Jayesh Udeshi



    in a simless windows tab how can i use whats app ??????

  • arvind Belakere

    hi, i have windows 8 pc/tab HP make. i tried to install. does it work for this!!!

  • Balakumaran Msk

    whatsapp requires socks connection to work

  • Andy

    THX it works on my tablet Acer b1-710 !!!! Very helpful

  • juei

    I am not able to download whatsapp in my tablet pc I-ball slide 701. Please can you help me by giving any link and can you tell me how to download it?

  • Naveen Kumar

    Hi Guru,

    I have Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet. I use mobile internet (3G) in the tablet. After installing whatsapp, I observed that whatsapp messages are not received via mobile internet but when I connect my tablet to WiFi it starts receiving messages. Looks like whatsapp is not able to detect internet connection via mobile network. Please help.

    Also noticed similar behavior with another banking app which kept complaining of no network even though mobile network was available. Is there any setting which I need to do? Please help.

    Regards, Naveen

  • hendry

    Hi there , I’m using lenova tab , I want download whastapp

  • hairspray

    Will I have to put my tablet dongle sim number in if so I don’t see the point may as well just use my phone

  • hairspray

    I have w/s in my phone I’ve just downloaded to my tablet now what? if I put my mobile number into the tablet I will lose w/s off my mobile

  • Prasenjit

    I am using dell venue 7 with 3g and install WhatsApp this method apply.Problem is that frequently reboot the device to work WhatsApp.How can I solved the problem?

  • jaishree guptaa

    i have iball wq32 tablet with win 8.1 if any buddy have setup of whats app please post link here..

  • abdul

    Great man its working

  • Priyanka Shekar

    Its showing download unsuccessful

  • Priyanka Shekar

    Whatsapp apk file itself not downloading in dell venue 8 tab… Plz help

    • Then download it on pc and transfer it to tablet using wire.

  • ali

    i downloaded the whatsapp by above given method,but on the time on saying ..” Your phone date is inaccurate ! Adjust your clock and try again”…but my phone date and time is all correct…what to do?…any help

    • Goto Date and Time in settings and select the option “Automatic date & time”. Make sure you are connected to Internet.

  • Prakash

    Hi team,
    It worked fine in tab but only one device can use whatsapp for the given number.

    How to use it in mobile at the same time


    • One device for one no..multiple device can’t be done.

      • nadeem


  • neeraj

    Can I use whatsapp on HP 10 tablet.:-) if yes how to download

    • Yes, download the WhatsApp apk from above post.

  • rajanikk

    It worked perfectly. Great tip

  • mayank

    does it work in videocon tablet

  • pakkasmile

    Thanks Dude. It was helpfull

  • obi

    It worked perfectly. Great tip

  • Jonam

    After entering the phone no. it is showing..’Unable to connect. Please try again later’. I use internet over WiFi through Proxy (with the help of CCProxy and Connectify). Does whatsapp have a problem with CCProxy?

    • Tablet Guru

      It seems so, try it on WiFi with no proxy..

  • Simon Edwards

    Very impressed!
    After trying to get whatsapp on my new Samsung tab 3 only to be told it wasn’t supported on my tablet I followed instructions on here and got it working pretty much straight away. Thank you for such a relief from being disappointed with my purchase to being able to use the app I like

  • shalu choudhary

    my device does not competible with whatsapp please help me how to I install whatsapp in my bsnl penta t- pad ws707c android 4.2.2 jelly bean

    • Ashish Karn

      Did you follow the steps mentioned above?

  • Megha

    Hi Tblet guru ..
    I have Yoga 8 lenovo tablet,but with No sim 🙁
    now that I want to use wats app in that tab and chat with ppl. so can i use watsapp chating in this tab without sim ?

    • Ashish Karn

      Yes Megha you can use WhatsApp on your Yoga 8 Lenovo tablet. Just Follow the steps mentioned in this post.

  • Abhi

    I have 3g dongle and using it in my tablet so .will whatsapp work on my tablet i have no wifi. Tablet lava etab xtron plus , idea net setter e303d

    • Ashish Karn

      Abhi if you can connect internet through 3g Dongle then you can also run whatsapp on your tablet. 🙂

  • Paras chopra

    will it work on aakash tablet

    • Tablet Guru


  • Anmol Singh

    Does it work in RICOH tablets which is given by Chattisgarh government to the student….???

  • Suhani

    Can it work on Nokia C3 phone?

  • pritam

    works on my nexus 7 😀 😀 😀

  • Sanyog kesar

    It worked on my nexus 7, but stopped working on my cellphone. One number one installation only.

  • OZ

    Just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7″ – followed the directions and it is working flawlessly. Awesome job and thank you for sharing your guru knowledge with us. I am thankful.

  • nitin bhati

    thnkxxx it worked

  • trevor

    Not able to verify whatsapp on any level? On a dell tablet running win8 with bluestacks android emulator any suggestions?

  • Jerry Alyssa McLennon-Williams

    Omg! It works on my Acer iconia b1…… thanks so much!

    • Tablet Guru

      Thanks for your kind words..

      • ‘Mo

        Tablet Guru,
        Please help. I’m trying to install on my ASUS T100 (Windows Tab). I’ve downloaded but it won’t even let me install. Even from within windows explorer.
        Thank you!

    • Jonam

      Is this the tablet you are talking about? It is not working on my tablet.

  • divya

    When I search for the WhatsApp in my Google play store it says this device not suitable for this app….then how can I instal WhatsApp in my bsnl penta ws802c tablet?

  • ankit

    sir wheres is your feet!!!

    Its totally working on HCL ME.
    Without any rooting and damage to tablet.

    The following work for me.
    1. Install contact app first
    2.Then WhatsApp
    3. An alert is OK, click OK and continue with steps and enjoy…

    • Tablet Guru

      Love it. 🙂

  • pink lover

    Awesome!!! An IT idiot like me can easily successfully installed whatsapp into samsung note 8 SIM CARDLESS tablet.
    Your instructions are failproof. Congrats!

    I had my contact list in the tablet, i only follow instructions 1, 2, 3. The rest are auto flowing 🙂

    thank you!! You are genius!!

  • Garth

    I tried this and it actually worked, the problem I encountered was that it kept trying to automatically install the code. It eventually gave me an option to get a call to receive the code and manually put it into the tablet. I did this and it is working beautifully

    • Garth

      p.s. you have to download whatsapp from and also the go contacts pro from google play store.

  • akshay

    I tried to download WhatsApp from google play..but it says whatsApp is not compatible for your tablet device.

  • Anish.singh

    Thnx a lot guyz ,u just need to have latest version of whatsapp(available on their offical website) & go contacts pro(available on google play)

  • huzaifa

    I have successfully installed WhatsApp on my karbonn tab 2 but I am not getting contact in my WhatsApp friend list.
    I have installed Go Contacts also.

    • Tablet Guru

      Try to manually add contacts to Go contacts.

  • deep

    Thanks a lot buddy….. It really works.
    Just followed the steps … u r really a tablet guru.

  • Mahie

    Thank you. It’s working perfectly on my Creative Ziio tablet. 🙂

    • Tablet Guru

      That’s Great Cheers 🙂

  • Rahul

    its working …….. thank youu. soooo much. ….
    it was greatful anyway

  • Arthur

    When opening the program the error whatsapp doesn’t work on tablets—–help please. Using HP slate 7

  • sauro

    the process works….thanx a lot just follow the desription given 🙂

  • anitha

    thanks. And i tried installing in my micromax tab but its not working.

    • Zain Siddiqui

      how come? it works perfectly fine on my tab

  • Shejin Sethu

    What’s app is not working in Micromax is show as time and date error.

    • Tablet Guru

      Change the time and date of tablet. It must be wrongly set.

      • Amitabh

        This happens when whatsapp is not updated. You’ll have to update it.

        • purple girl

          How do we update it? Be cause I’m using hp slate 7 version 4.1.1 n when I search on play store its says “our device is not compatible with this version”what to do please tell if anyone knows.

          • Tablet Guru

            For that you have to manually download the apk file of WhatsApp. Follow the above mention procedure.

  • Abhishek

    Seriously man, some apk work some doesn’t.

    Downloaded Apk from there website using desktop, moved that file to tablet, asked for Sms verification, let it fail and it says for phone verification.

    Method worked for My HCL ME G1 Tablet. Thanks 🙂

  • NK

    Doesn’t work on Nexus 7 wifi

  • Neeraj Dahiya

    Its awesome . Working on my milagrow tab. Got the latest version of whats app for android from Installation is very easy. Thank you for the link.

  • sachin

    when I click on terms and conditions.

    • Ana

      Followed the procedure however, on accepting terms and conditions it says tablets not supported currently. I have samng galaxy tab 2 without sim.

      • AAN

        Same here did you get a solution?

  • priyanka

    please post the trick soon I am using an HCL TAB with ICS…

    • Theia

      the above method actually works. Just your contacts in phone number mentioned don’t show up. However, you will show up in Whatsapp contacts of all your friends who have your registered phone number