If you are looking for the best way to install iOS the operating system onto your Android phone, then you will probably be disappointed since it has not been done publicly. The claims in the past have been debunked or even removed all together.
The ideal solution to get the best iOS experience on your Android phone is to download an iOS launcher. We have downloaded several and played with a few. Some simply crashed and some iOS launchers do not crop the icons correctly to fit. Overall the best iOS launcher that best resembles the iOS interface are listed below. We think you’ll enjoy these for a proper iOS experience on Android. Let’s dive right in!
Like the new user interface that the iPhone XS has to offer, but don’t want to spend all that money on the phone? Well, here’s the good news: you don’t have to. Simply download the PhoneX Launcher on your Android device of choice, and it’ll be instantly transformed into a beautiful iPhone XS-like experience.
PhoneX Launcher has a ton of awesome features that you would find over on iOS 12, including Smart Search, the ability to swipe down for a universal search screen. There’s a iOS-style lock screen, as well as some efficiency that’s similar to iOS — you’ll use less memory and resource power, thus increasing battery life.
And, of course, you’ll get access to a faux Control Center-like experience.
Launcher iOS 12 has a lot of similarities to the PhoneX Launcher as well. It’s based off of iOS 12, the same version of iOS that many of the iPhone X handsets are running.
This one actually comes with a whole host of iPhone-style wallpapers, allowing you to upgrade your Android device with the detailed and clear wallpapers that iOS is known for.
Launcher iOS 12 comes equipped with its own Control Center as well, giving you quick access to toggles like WiFi, Airplane Mode, Mobile Data, Bluetooth, Music Player, screen brightness, volume, and so much more.
This one even comes with the iOS Weather app, which gives a clean, detailed, and accurate view of upcoming weather. Launcher iOS 12 works with most handsets running Android 4.1 or higher. This one is one the more loved iOS style launchers, downloaded by millions of different people.
Of all the iOS launchers for Android we tested, we liked the One Launcher the best. Its interface resembles the iOS interface, even all the way down to the long-press-hold icons to delete/uninstall apps, the icon does in fact wiggles and user has option to press the “X” to uninstall, this is just one of the small details that should be in an iOS launcher, but aren’t found on all. The One Launcher has an outstanding 4.3 user review out of 5, with over 500,000 downloads, so there are plenty of happy users. Just make sure your Android device is running Android version 4.0.3 or above.
Not too far behind in our iOS launcher list is the xOS Launcher, which also sports a beautiful iOS-like interface. Has just about anything you would expect for an iOS experience. It has have a slightly lower user review at 4.2 stars, and a tad less users than the One Launcher. Be sure to have Android verision 4.0.3 or up to use this launcher.
Overall, of all the iOS launchers for Android, we liked these two the best. Both apps were recently updated, so that means it is constantly being monitored for bugs with support. Which of the two did you like best?
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Note: the method below is no longer valid as of 2016, we highly suggest you try the iOS launcher mentioned above instead.
A recently sent question to The Droid Guy Mailbag asks, “Just a random question—Is there a possible way to install iOS in Android Smartphone?”
There is a way to transform your Android Smartphone’s operating system to iOS. However, make sure that your phone is running any of these Android operating system versions before trying the method:
- 1.5 Cupcake
- 1.6 Donut
- 2.0 to 2.1 Éclair
- 2.2 Froyo
- 2.3 to 2.3.2 Gingerbread
- 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 Gingerbread
- 3.1 Honeycomb
- 3.2 Honeycomb
- 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.1.x Jelly Bean
- 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 4.4 KitKat
For a good measure, download the newest version of Android before proceeding.
How to Install iOS in Android Smartphone
You don’t have to root your device if you want to install iOS to Android Smartphone. Just download the software, which is found on the “Sources” section of this page, in your PC. Then, connect your Smartphone to your computer. Open the downloaded program and follow the step-by-step procedures there.
Despite the overwhelming positive feedbacks of users who have tried this solution, be warned that there may be issues associated with the software used to install iOS in Android Smartphone.
One is that the platform of Android phones such as the Galaxy series, HTC, Nexus Series and others are specially designed for their default OS. So, changing their recommended OS might expose you to some problems like loss of functionality in some features of your device, voiding its warranty and bricking.
It should be noted that the distributor of the software even admitted there is a small chance you might brick your device in the process, especially if the installation guide is not followed strictly.
Second, the software comes from a third-party source, and we can’t vouch that it is 100% reliable or trusted.
Despite these possible risks, feedbacks from people who have tried the solution said that it worked for them without any issue. Their overwhelming positive feedbacks can be found in an XDA thread where this subject has been featured, and comments in the YouTube account of its developer.
As you can see, depending on the route you go, there are a handful of easy and difficult ways to get an iOS style user interface on your Android device.
Let us know in the comments — are you using an iOS style launcher, or are you doing some deep, root-level customization to bring the iPhone to Android?