WhatsApp is an instant messaging application belonging to Facebook since 2016, it is the most used messaging application in the world that is why it is very useful to have it installed on your Philips S396.
In this tutorial we will provide you with instructions to install and configure WhatsApp in a S396 in a few minutes and in a few simple steps.
Estimated time: 5 minutes.
1- First step:
To install WhatsApp in your S396 you have several options, if you Philips S396 has the app store “Play Store” looks for its icon and clicks on it.
If, on the other hand, your Philips S396 doesn't have a Play Store, see the following article: Google Play alternatives
2- Second step:
At the top of the Play Store application store there is a search engine, click on it and type “WhatsApp”.
3- Third step:
Among the options or suggestions that will appear select “WhatsApp Messenger”.
4- Fourth step:
Make sure to select the legitimate version of WhatsApp belonging to the company WhatsApp Inc., if you have a company phone number you can install WhatsApp Business, this version has specific options for companies. Click on “Install” or “Get” to begin installing the application on your Philips S396. It may ask you for confirmation to download the App if you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network since the data will be deducted from your rate that the application occupies. Wait while WhatsApp is installed.
5- Fifth step:
Once installed you will see the option “Open”, if you wish you can return to the home screen of your Philips S396, you will have the green WhatsApp icon on this screen, if you do not find it, drag to the right until you find it. Open WhatsApp.
6- Sixth step:
Accept the WhatsApp terms and conditions, click “Agree and continue”.
7- Seventh step:
Enter your phone number, check that the prefix corresponds to your country. You will receive an SMS in that phone number so it must be correct and you must have access to that number, if it's your S396's phone number the app will automatically read the SMS and confirm that it is correct, in case that you do not have to enter the code received by SMS. Press Ok or Next.
8- Eighth step:
Enter your username, the name you want to appear to your contacts on WhatsApp. You can also upload a photo to be recognized.
9- Ninth step:
Press continue and you're done, you already have WhatsApp installed and configured in your S396 with the operating system Android 5.1 (Lollipop). Start writing to your contacts by pressing the button +.
In your S396 you can store WhatsApp photos and videos thanks to its internal memory 8 GB.
You can connect your S396 through Wi-Fi thanks to its connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n| hotspot and download all the photos and videos of WhatsApp.
If you need to check the WhatsApp from your S396 anywhere you can use the network connection HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps.
You can also make video calls from your Philips S396 through WhatsApp thanks to its 8 MP selfie or front camera and its IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 5.0 inches (~66.5% screen-to-body ratio) 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density) screen, if you want to know how to make video calls from WhatsApp or using other applications see the following tutorial: Video calls on Philips S396
The procedure is the same, simply search for “WhatsApp Business” in your app store Philips and download it. WhatsApp Business is the enterprise version of WhatsApp, with it you can talk with your customers through this messaging app. You can have the two applications installed on the same device S396.
If your S396 do not have the Google application store or you want to download it from alternative stores you can do it by following the steps below:
First you must enable the installation of applications from unknown sources, for this you must go to Settings, it is the icon of the gear. Then click on “Security”, look for the section “Unknown Origins” or “Unknown Sources” and mark it. We will ask for confirmation, click OK and we have our S396 ready to install apps from other alternative application stores.
We only advise installing apps from trusted apps stores like uptodown.com and aptoide.com.
Consult the following article to learn more in detail how to install apps without Google Play from alternative stores and how to install Google Play if your device does not have it incorporated Alternatives to Google Play.