iPhone Dual Sim = Dual Apps?

dengue

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Jul 26, 2018
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Hey there, since now we have dual sim iPhones, is there any possibilities to have a dual apps, like 2 whatsapps, 2 telegram app on your phone?
Or maybe it will be Apple next year iOS features
 

NoBoMac

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Judging from Apple's help pages and images we've seen from people running 12.1 beta, appears everything will be via a single app, and there will be a toggle/dropdown to select which number to use to contact. Ie. Seen where Contacts show what number/account/telco to use to contact an individual. Messages defaults to last used or default for person, but can toggle in message thread screen to use other SIM/number.

https://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2018/09/dualsimcontacts-800x650.jpg
https://support.apple.com/library/c...w-message-with-line-choice-button-cropped.jpg
 

sahajesh

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I think the OP meant apps like WhatsApp where it’s tied to a number and (I guess) will still work the same way unless updated.

How does that app work on dual-SIM Android phones, for example?
 

NoBoMac

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On most (all?) dual sim Android phones, the app gets cloned to the second sim. So number A gets one copy of Whatsapp, number B a second instance of Whatsapp. You have two icons on the screen and tap the appropriate one for the number you want to use.
 

sahajesh

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On most (all?) dual sim Android phones, the app gets cloned to the second sim. So number A gets one copy of Whatsapp, number B a second instance of Whatsapp. You have two icons on the screen and tap the appropriate one for the number you want to use.
Cheers.

Not that I plan to get a DS iPhone for a while but wonder if this is what WhatsApp and others will do, or are they restricted by the iOS SDK (or we just don’t know yet)?
 

0970373

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There are actually 2 Telegram apps that you can use simultaneously. One is Telegram and the other is Telegram X. I currently use both and have it set up with one w/ a US # and the other a UK #.
 

sahajesh

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There are actually 2 Telegram apps that you can use simultaneously. One is Telegram and the other is Telegram X. I currently use both and have it set up with one w/ a US # and the other a UK #.
Is that to cater for dual-SIM or are they different versions altogether? WhatsApp may not be able/want to do the same and anyway, having multiple versions of the same (popular) app isn’t a good thing.
 

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Is that to cater for dual-SIM or are they different versions altogether? WhatsApp may not be able/want to do the same and anyway, having multiple versions of the same (popular) app isn’t a good thing.
No, I think the X version was sort of a beta as it was written in swift unlike the original app, per the release notes. But they’ve recently updated the main Telegram app using Swift now. Both apps currently in the store but not sure if they’ll discontinue the X version in the future.
 
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