If you’re very satisfied with your Android smartphone, but you’ve been wanting to have an iOS-like interface for a long time, don’t worry, there are a few ways to do it. In fact, in a few minutes we will be able to make our Android smartphone look like the iPhone. Still, as interesting as this sounds, don’t forget that it’s just a visual change. In other words, that’s not why we’re going to have access to install iMessages or other things like that. Anyway, we’re going to end up with a very interesting interface.
Make your Android smartphone look like an iPhone!
How launchers work
Android is known to be more customizable than iOS, and launchers are a good example. They completely change the appearance of the smartphone, so much so that sometimes it even looks like we are using a new device. In some cases they even change notifications and the way some apps appear.
But all these changes happen on top of Android, so think of launchers as a coat of paint for your smartphone. It will still have the same applications and the same settings as well.
You can switch between launchers easily, but the option will not appear until you install a third-party one. From Settings, choose apps, preset apps, then Home app to make your choice. If you no longer want to use a particular launcher app, you can simply uninstall it: Tap and hold the icon in the app drawer, then drag it to the Uninstall button at the top.
These are the apps you can use to completely transform your smartphone.
Launcher iOS 16
As the name suggests, Launcher iOS 16 arrives with the latest look of iOS 16. However, it still doesn’t have all the features. We still don’t have, for example, the changes to the lock screen. Still we get the iOS-like application icons, widgets and folders.
When you install the launcher, you’ll have a long list of customization options that you can configure, ranging from the size of the app’s icons on the main screen to the way it mimics the functionality of the iOS app library. It can even make the default Google icons look like Apple icons. For example, the Google Meet icon might look like the Facetime icon.
It is available for download here.
Phone 13 Launcher
Another option is the Phone 13 Launcher. It’s very comprehensive and we have access to a grid of apps, wallpapers, lock screen options and search options similar to what Apple has done on its own smartphones.
First we choose the wallpaper and then we can focus on organizing the apps as we want on the main screen. It also comes with a very attractive control center.
Launcher iOS 15
This app has not yet been updated with everything we can find in iOS 16. However, it is still interesting.
The application is particularly good at allowing the placement of widgets on the home screen that look like the ones we have on the iPhone. It also changes the icons and comes with its own versions of the control center and application library. Worth a try.