WeChat is a highly popular app with young people. The main reason why it is so popular is that it gives users the ability to add friends from other WeChat users near you. It also has a direct chat that users find it very appealing. You may want two WeChat accounts on the same iPhone for a variety of reasons. For example, one account can be used for work colleagues and the other for friends and family members. Or, you can have a WeChat account that is dedicated for a section of their friends from school and another for family members.
Whatever the reason is, having and using two WeChat accounts on one iPhone (iOS 12 included) is possible under certain circumstances. This article will share with you some simple ways.
1: Using 2 WeChat in 1 iPhone without Jailbreak
Here is the way to help you use two WeChat accounts in one iPhone without jailbreaking. Do as the following steps:
Step 1: Open your Safari browser and go to this website. Then you will be redirected to a Chinese website.
Step 2: When you see the WeChat icon and a QR code listed, just scan it and then open the download link from your browser.
Step 3: Download and then install it. After the installation completes, do not launch it immediately.
Step 4: Go to your stock Settings> General > Profile and trust VNE Software.
Step 5: Go to your Springboard and use your New WeChat account.
2: Using Two WeChat Accounts on One Jailbroken iPhone
You’ve probably heard that you can do just everything on a jailbroken iPhone. This is because jailbreaking allows you to manipulate the iOS, thereby allowing you to perform functions on it that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. If your iPhone is jailbroken, here’s how you can login to two separate WeChat accounts on the same device and use them.
Step 1: Launch Cydia on your iPhone and then go to Cydia > Manage > Sources. Then tap "Edit" and then tap "Add".
Step 2: Enter this repo, and then search for "Slices".
Step 3: Click install and then follow the on-screen instructions. After the installation is complete, respring Springboard.
Step 4: Now go to Settings and then search for "Slices".
Step 5: Type in the name of the clone you want to make and then select "WeChat". Enter the multiple login information.
Step 6: Now press home button and launch the app you tried to clone. You will notice that there will be an option to open the default account or the clone account. Open both and you will be using two WeChat accounts on the same iPhone.
Note: Remember to Back up WeChat Data from iPhone before Jailbreak
A jailbreak is beneficial to the device in a number of ways including being able to use two WeChat accounts on the same iPhone. But, jailbreaking an iPhone is a risky action. It is therefore important to back up all WeChat data from your device before jailbreaking to ensure its safety.
You can use iMyFone D-Port (iOS 12 supported) to backup all your WeChat data in a single click. This professional tool is ideal because unlike iTunes or iCloud, you can choose to backup only WeChat data. It is a free backup tool, so you can just download the free trial version to backup your WeChat now. Here’s how you can do backup WeChat using iMyFone D-Port.
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone D-Port on your computer and then launch it. From the main window, select "Back Up & Export from Device" and then select "Back Up WeChat".
Step 2: In the next window, click on "Back Up" and the program will start exporting all the WeChat data on your device. You will receive a notification when the process is complete.
Tip: How to Recover Deleted/Lost WeChat Data from iPhone
In case you lose some WeChat data on your device, you can use a data recovery tool like iMyFone D-Back (iOS 12 supported) to recover the data from your device. The following features make iMyFone D-Back the best recovery tool for the job:
- It can be used to recover more than 22 different types of data including messages, photos, videos and even the data from third-party applications like WeChat, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, Line.
- It is fast and effective. You’ll have your recovered data in just a few minutes.
- It can also recover data from iTunes or iCloud backup file which is ideal when you have a backup but don’t want to restore the whole backup file.
- iTunes or iCloud also backs up the deleted data on your device, you can use D-Back to view the deleted data in your backup.
Recover Deleted WeChat Data Directly from Your iPhone
Step 1: Install the program on your device and then open it. From the main window, select "Recover from iOS Device". Click "Start" and then use a USB cable to connect the iPhone to the computer and then click "Next".
Step 2: Choose the data types that you want to recover and then click "Scan".
Step 3: After the scanning, from the results displayed, select the missing WeChat data and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer.
Even though you can directly restore the data on your iPhone from an iTunes or iCloud backup, you may lose all the new data created on the device. It is therefore better to use iMyFone D-Back to selectively recover the data from iTunes or iCloud backup.
Recover WeChat Data from an iTunes Backup
Step 1: From the main window, select "Recover from iTunes Backup" and then click "Start" to begin. From the list of iTunes backup files displayed in the next window, select the most relevant one and then click "Next".
Step 2: In the next window, select "WeChat" as the type of data to recover and then click "Scan" to continue.
Step 3: Once the scan completes, select the recoverable WeChat data and then click "Recover" to save them to computer.
Recover WeChat Data from An iCloud Backup
If you’d like to recover the data from your iCloud backup, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: On the program’s main window, select "Recover from iCloud Backup" and then click "Start". Next, you will need to sign in to your iCloud account and then select a backup file after the program find all the backups. Click "Next" to proceed.
Step 2: Select "WeChat" as the type of data to recover and then click "Next".
Step 3: The program will analyze the selected backup file and display all WeChat messages and their attachments on it in the next page. Select the ones you want to recover and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer.
Feel free to use 2 WeChat accounts on one iPhone using the above methods. Do remember to back up your important WeChat data regularly to protect them. If unfortunately data loss happens, do not hesitate to try the free trial version of D-Back.