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Turn your Android mobile into an iPhone with this launcher

26 mayo, 2021

One of the advantages of Android is that it offers extensive customization possibilities. Even in the hypothetical (and unusual) case that you want your mobile to look like an iPhone, on Google Play you can find a multitude of proposals that will help you do so.

One of them is Launcher iOS 12, a free application in Spanish that has already accumulated more than a million downloads and boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5. And with this app, your Android phone will look like a real iPhone.

From the wallpaper to the control center

Launcher Ios

Once Launcher iOS 12 is downloaded and installed from Google Play, the first thing to do is grant the necessary permissions so that the application can access photos, files, location, contacts, etc.

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When opening the application we find a simple menu of options in Spanish with two sections: Tools and Utilities. Both the Control Center and the Assistive Touch are additional applications that we will have to download if we want to enjoy their functionalities.

Both they are free and from the same developer than Launcher iOS 12 (LuuTinh Developer), but like the latter, they contain ads (and some moments can be very annoying). In the case of Control Center, it is an essential app if we want our Android terminal to really look like an iPhone.

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Within Utilities, we have the Weather app, which is installed by default to show us the weather “iOS style”, and the Wallpapers, where we will find a great variety of wallpapers characteristic of Apple devices. In that same section of Utilities is where we can also adjust the blur effect, choose which apps we want to hide and enable the notification badges.

Under Utilities, there is the Support section, from where it is possible to donate money through PayPal, rate the app or download other applications from the developer. At the top, we also have three icons to ‘Like’ Facebook, send an email to support or share the app, as well as another menu on the left where we can see the privacy policy and an explanatory video on how to use the app.

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From there, we only have to configure our phone as we like best by choosing a background and placing the apps in the order we prefer. As you can see from the pictures, all icons take on the appearance of iOS icons, including Google Play, which is renamed the Play Store and has the App Store icon.

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The app that does not appear is Safari, instead we still have Chrome. What’s more, all Google apps are automatically included in one drawer of apps called “Folder without a name”, but obviously, we can call it whatever we want or get the apps that we consider appropriate from there.

Of course, it is possible move the icons on the different screens to fully personalize our mobile. There is also the option to select a wallpaper for the home screen and a different one for the lock screen, or choose the same in both cases. The Control Center is also fully customizable and functional.

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Once we have configured everything according to our needs and preferences, the result leaves no doubt: our Android smartphone looks like a real iPhone. Even if we compare it with an Apple phone, it is difficult to find the differences, not? Of course, of the three usual Android buttons, forget about the central one because as soon as you press it, everything will return to “normal”.

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Launcher iOS 12

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