iOS on Android – YES, It’s Possible! (and not Just a Pipe Dream)

Many users ask “how can I get iOS on android?”

Well, this is an interesting question. It’s like asking for a way to fit BMW keys in Ford Fusion.

But getting back to the question, there are two answers to it:

  • (Answer 1) Officially, what you are asking is not possible (to run iOS operating system on Android). There are one thousand and one differences between the two operating systems and no official bridge exists to mingle them.  Android apps are not compatible with iOS, and vice-versa.

But that’s not the end of the road for you—and all others—who badly want iOS but don’t have enough dough for it.


  • (Answer 2) There’s an unofficial way to give your Android the look and feel of iOS.

And that’s by using a suitable iOS launcher.

So you want to use an iOS Launcher on Android?

But before you start jumping with excitement, there are three things you must keep in mind.

All iOS launchers are not made equal. So you must choose carefully.

To make things easier for you, in this post we’ll describe the two iOS launchers which we’ve found to be the best iOS launcher for Android among the many we tried.

Ensure your Android version supports the iOS launcher you want to use.

  • Three, understand that an iOS launcher is third-party software. Even with the ones that have been downloaded thousand times, like these two, things can go wrong at times.

In this post, we show you:

  • iOS Control Center on Android
  • Two top iOS Launchers
  • All Android versions which support an iOS makeover
  • Possible risks

Get iOS Control Center on Android

Yes, you can also get the iOS Control Center on your Android device!  There are many apps which accomplish this, but the best one is “Control Center OS 11” (it’s free).

Top Two iOS Launchers

One Launcher

We’ve found the One Launcher to be better than all other iOS Launchers that we tried.

Get One Launcher here on the Google Play store.

It has a similar interface as iOS interface, right down to the iOS quintessential long-press-hold icons for uninstalling/deleting apps. As a matter of fact, the icon even wiggles and you can uninstall an app by pressing the “X”.

iOS One Launcher

This launcher pays attention to small details which many launchers ignore. More than 500,000 users have downloaded it, so that’s a great sign. Overall it has a user review of 4.3, which is outstanding by any standards.

To use One Launcher, you need Android 4.0.3 or above.

xOS Launcher

The interface of xOS is beautiful and very much like iOS. More importantly, it gives you a very good iOS-like experience.

Get xOS Launcher here on the Play Store.

xOS Launcher

The xOS Launcher has an impressive 4.2 user review (just a shade below One Launcher) and boasts of almost as many users as One Launcher.

Just like in case of One Launcher, this app requires Android 4.0.3 or above.

What if I have a different version of Android?

There are a number of iOS launchers available for different Android versions. So, you can pick one that supports the android version you use.

With that said, you can update android with iOS only if you use any of the following android versions:

  • Android Cupcake 1.5
  • Android Éclair 2.0 – 2.1
  • Android Donut 1.6
  • Android Gingerbread 2.3 – 2.3.2
  • Android Froyo 2.2
  • Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 – 2.3.7
  • Android Honeycomb 3.1, 3.2
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.1.x
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.x
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Android KitKat 4.4

Note: It would be best to download the latest Android version before giving your android smartphone an iOS makeover.

Possible Risks

Many users have given these two apps positive feedback. And many more have downloaded and used it. But despite the impressive stats, there’s some degree of risk associated with use of these, and other similar, apps.

One, each android phone, like Nexus series, Galaxy series, and HTC series, is particularly designed for its standard OS. If you change the default OS of these devices, it is possible that some problems might occur. For instance, you might lose the functionality in a few features of the android phone.

Two, there’s a risk of bricking if you don’t follow installation guide of the iOS launcher you’re using.

Three, all iOS launchers—including the two mentioned above—are third-party software apps. That’s why we are in not a position to vouch that they are 100% trusted or reliable.





Electronics Guru

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