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5 apps that bring the iOS experience to Android

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world and doesn't really have great alternatives except Apple's iOS. Although Android has a beautiful interface and, thanks to its flexibility and customization options, it doesn't get saturated very easily, but there comes a time when we want to try something new. This is the moment when we want to try iOS, but being iPhone a premium device, not everyone can afford to change easily. Luckily, the flexibility of Android allows you to use iOS (well, kind of!) On your Android device.

There are numerous launchers on the Google Play Store that claim to offer you an iOS experience. Unfortunately, many of them are not worth our time. Some of the iPhone launchers carry what they claim, but there is only one app that brings a feature-rich iOS experience on Android, or One Launcher.

  • Best iPhone launcher for Android: One Launcher

One Launcher without a doubt the best launcher you can have if you want the iOS interface to have some fantastic personalization features. Along with the appearance of the iPhone, even the most feature-rich of its competitors. After installing One Launcher and opening the app, an introductory screen appears along with a button that says "Experience". Once you press the "Experience" button, the app takes you directly to the iOS-type home screen. The first thing you will notice that it looks almost exactly like iOS 9. The icons, although a little different, look the same as you would have seen on an iPhone.

Just like on iOS, you can hold down an app or icon to move them or create a folder. Pressing while holding in an open area on the Home screen brings shortcuts for effects, backgrounds, themes, preferences, gesture settings and more. The launcher also includes apps like OneSearch, memory cleaner and an "All apps" icon. The All Apps icon shows all the apps you have installed alphabetically in a horizontal list. The launcher also includes a search function similar to Spotlight Search in iOS 8 and iOS 9.

On the left side of the main page, you will find a folder called "One Tools", which presents the startup preferences, SingleHandMode, Theme, Battery Saver and One Wallpaper. Preferences are where the settings for the launcher are located. On the "Preferences" page, there is an option to set "One Launcher" as the default launcher, which you can also do by going to Settings-> Home. The launcher also carries a "Notification Toggle" which, as the name suggests, adds a series of switches in the notification shade. There is the possibility to choose between alternators or "Quick search".

The app also features "Lockscreen Settings", which brings you to the One Locker Play Store page, an app that brings the iOS lock screen. You can set various gestures in the launcher to perform certain activities. You can choose gestures to hide apps, show the notification bar and activate SingleHandMode. The launcher also shows an animated clock with a second hand like iOS 9, which consumes a small extra battery. There are also options to enable / disable voice animation and app label shadow.

One Launcher allows you to choose from various transition effects such as Rotate, Push, Windmill, Cube, Expand, Flip, Cross Flip, Fade, Snake, Stack of cards, Domino, Cylinder and more to turn the pages on the main screen. There are also some effects for moving icons on the homescreen like Breathe, Twinkle etc. The launcher also allows you to try different themes from its recently launched thematic store. There are "Featured", "Warm" and "Local" themes. There are also options to change the icon size, the color of the app label on the Home screen, try live wallpapers and more. Like the "Riacquisibilit" of iOS, One Launcher comes with SingleHandMode, which lowers the screen icons, so you can easily use the interface with one hand.

In addition to the features we have just talked about, One Launcher also guarantees an experience without delays. The lightweight app on CPU resources, as well as on battery and offers perfect performance. As long as we tested the app, One Launcher worked as it should, without slowing down. To summarize things, if you want a serious iOS boot app on Android, One Launcher is the best solution. There are other iPhone launchers for Android, but none of them come close to what One Launcher offers. In addition, One Launcher available for free on the Google Play Store and the good news that doesn't even use ads in its interface.

Install: (Free)

Compatibility: Android 2.3.3 and later

Other substitutes that bring the iOS experience to Android

One Launcher is without a doubt the best iPhone launcher you can get, but there are a myriad of other offers on the Play Store. These apps also lead to the iOS experience, but if you expect much more, you will be disappointed. We absolutely recommend One Launcher, but if you have any problems with it, you can try the following iPhone launchers and other apps that offer equivalent iOS functionality:

  • i OS Launcher & Launcher 8 Pretty

Launcher OS and Launcher 8 Pretty are practically identical apps. They have the same interface and the same set of few settings. They don't have many features but at least you have the iOS homescreen on your Android smartphone without problems. Once you click on the app, you are brought to iOS as a homescreen. There aren't many customization options here. You can change the wallpaper, move between apps and create folders. The good thing that both OS Launcher & Launcher 8 Pretty do not cause phone performance problems. They run smoothly and there are no stuttering or delays.

The only problem we found was that if you have a smartphone with the navigation buttons on the screen (which we have), the buttons overlap the launcher. They have full page ads that only show up on the "Startup Settings" screen, but still can be a nuisance.

Install OS Launchers: (free), install Launcher 8 Pretty (free)

Compatibility: Android 4.0.3 and later.

Another iOS launcher that doesn't really stand out from the iOS homescreen. The iLauncher fits quite well with the iOS homescreen and we also appreciate the fact that it supports icon packs. In addition to this, the app leaves a lot to be desired, as it brings a slow and awkward experience.

Install: (for a fee, $ 2.56)

Compatibility: Android 2.3 and above.

  • Control panel – Smart Toggle

Control Center a very useful feature, introduced in iOS 7. It brings shortcut buttons to various activities such as Wi-Fi, flashlight, Airdrop and more and allows users to control their music, increase or decrease the brightness and more. If you've always wanted a Control Center for Android, Control Panel – Smart Toggle brings exactly that. The app brings a number of switches such as data, WiFi, silent mode, screen timeout, Bluetooth, GPS and more. Certainly not a launcher for iOS but it brings a part of the iOS experience, it also works unlike most iPhone launchers, so try it.

Install: (Free)

Compatibility: Android 2.2 and above.

If you want the best icon pack that not only brings iOS icons but even the best ones, then Flui Icon Pack should be your choice. Flui Icon Pack contains more than 800 icons inspired by iOS design and some of them look better than the iOS implementation. In addition, Flui Icon Pack available for most launchers, including popular ones such as Nova, ADW, Themer, Aviate, Go, Next and others.

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Install: (paid $ 1.48)

Compatibility: Android 4.0.3 and later.

There are a number of other launchers like i6 Plus Launcher, 6 Plus Launcher and others that carry the iOS homescreen, but their use of announcements on the home screen and the inclusion of fake apps spoils the experience. So in our opinion these are the best iPhone launchers for Android and we have also included apps that duplicate an iOS functionality for Android. So, give it a try and let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below.