You might be one of the many who want to make their Android phone interface look like the iOS of iPhone. With Android’s flexibility towards customizations, you can use launchers with gesture support to enhance your experience. In addition, you can get some good apps on Google Play Store to customize your home screen and make it look more like iOS.
There are several ways to achieve this. You can use a launcher that changes different aspects of your home screen and how you interact with the user interface on the go. Then there are icons and theme packs that you can install and apply separately. Together, this will help you achieve the desired iOS look you are looking for.
1. LAUNCHER IOS 14
iOS 14 brings a lot of new features and privacy-focused features are very important. To enjoy a similar experience, you can get Launcher iOS 14 to activate the home screen of your Android phone. By default, the dock can support 4 app icons and most of the system icons will resemble those of iOS apps. You can also get the jiggling effect with the menu when long-pressed.
In fact, swiping to the right will reveal the widget area where you can add/remove widgets again. If you want to create custom widgets, see our guide on creating custom widgets with KWGT.
The developer has done a great job with the launcher and you will be amazed at the way your iPhone screen looks. Swiping from the bottom will reveal the smooth and running Control Center.
All icons are now arranged on the home screen, and clicking on a folder will bring up the unfamiliar popup. It is a very effective app to redesign your home screen and make it work like iOS.
The app is ad-supported, and it flashes every time you click on a setting, which is annoying. This is the only sad part about this app, and there is no way to remove it with an in-app purchase either. Although this app offers as close as possible to the actual iOS feel, the ads kill the fun.
Download Launcher iOS 14
2. CONTROL CENTER IOS 14
I didn’t discuss the last app’s Control Center much because it’s very limited, and there’s no way to toggle options like in iOS 14. This app changes that and allows you to have more control over the Control Center. It looks and works just like iOS (well, almost), and you can quickly enable/disable features.
Note that you will have to disable the navigation menu buttons at the bottom of the screen as they will conflict with the newly added Control Center. If you choose to have both, it will take a lot of practice before you get stuck. It takes a long time when you want to get something done in a jiffy.
The developer of Launcher iOS 14 made Control Center iOS 14 and it has the same problem – lots of ads with no way to remove them. Both apps live up to their promise and will completely change the way the home screen looks and functions.
For now, we just hope the developer offers an option to remove ads.
3. IOS 11 STYLE
You probably don’t need or want a full shebang. You like how your home screen works but want to change the look. You should check out icon packs, the first of which is iOS 11 Style. The benefit of using icon pack is that you can change app icons while still using your favorite launcher. Just install the icon pack, and you are all set.
It supports many launchers by default but not the Microsoft Launcher, which is what I use. If this is the case with you, open your launcher settings and select the iOS 11 Style icon pack under the Appearance menu (usually). All system icons will now resemble iOS 14.
The app is ad-supported, but you can remove it with an in-app purchase. Mentioned on Play Store. However, I couldn’t find any option to upgrade within the app.
4. LOCK SCREEN AND NOTIFICATIONS
The final part of the equation is the lock screen and how you display notifications on your screen. Again, iOS works differently but this applet will help bring all these UI elements to your Android phone.
You get optional familiar torch and camera icons and can be removed. The notifications are then grouped accordingly, and you can swipe left to view or dismiss them. The entire look and feel is the same as the iOS interface, even for gadgets like the Music app.
ANDROID INSIDE, APPLE OUTS
While that’s not my thing, personally, everyone has their own. There are plenty of other apps on the Play Store, some of which are from the same developers who developed these apps, that you can use to customize the look and feel of your Android phone. You can also get marginal app and icon packs to mimic iOS-specific behavior. We’ve covered the lock screen, notifications area, home screen, and even Control Center. And when your itch is satisfied, uninstall the apps and try something else.