How to Install and Run two WhatsApp accounts in Xiaomi smartphones

With WhatsApp becoming one of the most used instant messaging platform for smartphones, having the option to use two WhatsApp accounts from a single phone should be useful in view of every smartphone having dual SIM support. Xiaomi has introduced the feature with the MIUI 8 called “Cloned Apps”. This feature can be useful in running two Apps of other social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Line, Snapchat, Instagram etc.

The Cloned Apps feature comes as a built-in option in MIUI and can be used to clone apps and as mentioned above not just WhatsApp but other social networking apps as well. We will be showing you the list of Xiaomi smartphones which will be supporting and the devices which do not support this feature and later explain how to use Cloned Apps feature and create a clone of the App on your Xiaomi smartphone.

How to Install and Run 2nd App or cloned apps in Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi Smartphones supporting Cloned Apps feature:

  • Redmi Note Prime, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4
  • Redmi 3, Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s Prime
  • Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 4i
  • Mi Max, Mi Max Prime
  • Mi Note, Mi Note 2

MIUI Device team has mentioned that the feature cannot be used in some devices running on MIUI 8 based on Android 4.4. The Xiaomi Devices which do not support Cloned apps are – Redmi 1, Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G.

How to create second WhatsApp account on Xiaomi smartphone:

Note: Make sure that your Xiaomi smartphone is compatible and it is updated to the latest MIUI OS update.

  • Tap on Settings in your Xiaomi smartphone
  • Now from the list under Device tap on “Cloned Apps”
  • Here you can see the list of Apps which are compatible in cloned apps feature
  • On the right side of the App, you can see the slider which is turned Off by default, tap on it to turn it on (you will see “Icon added to Home Screen” message)
  • Now you can go back to your Home screen and see that a 2nd WhatsApp is seen which will now be seen with a yellow tag confirming that it is the second App.

How to Uninstall or Delete the 2nd or Cloned App from Xiaomi Device:

  • Follow the same steps as mentioned above Settings -> Cloned Apps -> tap on the slider and turn it Off
  • You will get a pop-up box – “Uninstall cloned app”
  • Tap on “OK” which will Uninstall the second or cloned App from your Xiaomi device.

It is important to remember that this cloned or 2nd App is a completely different App and the data, settings, and folders for this app will be different from the first Application and it can be used and edited as required without affecting the data and settings of the first Application.

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