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How To Setup Viber on an iPad

Viber On Ipad

Viber is a cross-platform voice-over IP and instant messaging app that allows users to make audio and video calls, share stickers, communicate in group chats and send pictures. However, many people don’t know how to set it up on their iPads.

Quick Answer

To set up Viber on iPad as a primary device, go to App Store and install the app. Open the app on your iPad once downloaded, tap “Start Now”, enter your phone number, and verify your account using the 6-digit code sent to your phone. Enter your profile details and tap “Done”.

To help you out, we took the time and prepared a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to set up Viber on iPad with clear instructions. We will also discuss changing your iPad from a secondary to a primary device.

Setting Up Viber on an iPad

If you are wondering how to set up Viber on your iPad, our 2 step-by-step methods will help you go through this process easily.

Step #1: Install Viber on an iPad

In the first step, unlock your iPad, swipe left past all your Home screen pages to access the App Library, and open App Store.

Once the app is launched, tap the search icon, type Viber, and select it from the search results. Now, tap “GET” to install the app on your iPad and enter your Apple ID password if prompted. 

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Step #2: Create a Viber Account on an iPad

In the second step, open Viber once installed and tap “OK” to allow the app permission to use your device’s microphone. 

Next, tap “Start now” and enter your phone number. Once you do, tap “Continue” to proceed. Verify your number and tap “Yes” if the number displayed on the screen is yours. Enter the 6-digit code sent to your contact number to activate your Viber account. 

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Once your account is activated, type your full name, birth date, and email. Tap “Done” when you filled in all the details of your Viber profile.

Quick Tip

Follow these steps to set up Viber as a secondary device on your iPad.

1. Activate your Viber account.
2. Scan the QR code on your iPad screen using your phone.
3. Tap “Continue”.

Troubleshooting Viber Issues on an iPad

After setting up Viber on your iPad, the app sometimes fails to work. If this happens, try out 4 step-by-step methods to fix the issue.

Method #1: Force Closing Viber

You can fix Viber not working issue on your iPad by force closing the app in the following way.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad screen to access App Switcher.
  2. Swipe up the opened Viber app.
  3. Tap the blurred background to return to the Home screen.

Method #2: Restarting the iPad

You can also fix the Viber app by restarting your iPad in the following way. 

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Tap “Shut Down”.
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  4. Turn off the iPad by sliding the power off icon on the screen.

Method #3: Updating Viber on an iPad

If Viber is still not working on your iPad, try updating the app. 

  1. Open App Store.
  2. Tap the search icon and type “Viber” in the search bar.
  3. Tap the “Update” button next to Viber.

Method #4: Updating the iPad 

Another way to fix the Viber app is to update the iPad OS with these steps.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Tap “Software Update”.
  4. Tap “Download and Install”.
  5. Enter the passcode.
  6. Tap “Agree” to the Terms and Conditions to download and install the updates.
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Change an iPad From a Secondary to a Primary Device

If you no longer want to use Viber on your phone and want to make your iPad a primary device, do these steps.

  1. Open Viber on your iPad.
  2. Once the app is launched, tap the three-dot icon.
  3. Tap “Settings” and select “Account”.
  4. Tap “Deactivate Account” and confirm.
  5. Set up Viber on your iPad as a primary device, as described above.
That’s It!

Once you activate Viber on your iPad, the account on your iPhone will be deactivated, and your iPad will become the primary device.


In this guide, we’ve discussed how to set up Viber on iPad as a primary and secondary device. We’ve also discussed changing your iPad from a secondary to a primary device and troubleshooting the Viber app.

Hopefully, you found what you were looking for, and now you can have a good time calling and messaging your friends using your iPad. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Viber safe to use?

Yes, you can use Viber without worrying about your privacy since the app uses end-to-end encryption by default and the messages are never stored on Viber’s server once delivered. 

Is Viber free?

Viber allows you to make calls and send free messages to other app users. However, you would have to pay to use Viber Out to send SMS or make calls to any landline or mobile. 

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