Limit iPhone to Just WhatsApp?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shuffles, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. shuffles macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible for me to disable call and text features on my iPhone but still allow WhatsApp calls and texts over wifi?

    The reason I ask is that we're setting up a contact number for a company eCommerce platform and want people to WhatsApp instead of normal calling/texting - we will have separate UK and Irish phones. The UK phone will be based in our Irish office and we don't want massive data charges for us or customers if they were to contact through normal text and phone.
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Sounds like you need an iPod Touch. No point in an iPhone when you don't want the 'phone' part of it.
     
  3. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Put the phone in Airplane Mode then turn Wifi back on. Disables all the antenna bar the wifi and basically turns it into an iPod.
     
  4. byrdjr222 macrumors member

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    Exactly what this user said...just make sure that they never take the phone out of airplane mode or you will be racking up the charges very quickly.
     
  5. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    I am confused....you all just use WhatsApp for everything and that's it :)
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Pull the sim out and that will give you what you're asking.
     
  7. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Aka an iPod.
     
  8. ielessar macrumors regular

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    You can also enable Guided Access for WhatsApp, that way users cannot close WhatsApp unless they have a passcode that you set. (Settings > General > Accessibility)
     
  9. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Whatsapp can only be installed on a phone device.
     
  10. BentTable123 macrumors member

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    Texts can be disabled by calling your carrier and asking for text block. Phone block is harder but you can use airplane mode. Problem is that it will also disable cellular data.

     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Yep, my kids have the iPod touch, basically a tiny iPhone without the cellular components
     

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