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How to make your Android look and feel like an iPhone

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Apple Theme (Image credit: Ara Wagoner / Android Central)

There's no single Android "look." Sure, we've got Material Design, and it's great. But Android can and often does look like anything under the sun: pretty, ugly, clean, busy, Material, Holo, retro, futuristic, and at times, even Apple-y. If you can make your phone look like anything, it makes sense that some might want their phone to look like one of Cupertino's devices.

Now making your phone look and behave exactly like an iPhone is impossible without a specialized ROM, or a phone that was designed to look and feel like an iPhone — think Xiaomi, Huawei, or a few other Chinese manufacturers. But between these apps and a little patience, we can make your new phone behave and feel a lot more like your old one … in a good way.

Home screen

This is an area that throws a lot of former iPhone users for a loop, since the home screen experience can be quite different from Apple's simple app and folder grid. While Apple users tend to live in what we call the app drawer, Android users have home screens on top of the app drawer so that most apps are out of the way and only what you want to see is on the home screen.

iLauncher doesn't get the icons right, but it does just about everything else the way iPhone users are used to.

A lot of launchers try to emulate or copy the iPhone, and to be fair, that is an option. If you just want all your apps on the home screen instead of an app drawer and a 5x4 grid with a dock, then download a launcher like Hola or iLauncher. The icons won't be the same and the quick settings won't be there, but you'll get 93 percent of the way back to what you had. Enjoy.

Want to try and get closer? Want the Quick Settings gesture on your home screen or consistent icons — or even exact icons that match your old phone? Well, this isn't going to be a simple install and go, but with Nova Launcher and a little time, we're gonna make magic.

Nova's amazing. You can make it look like an iPhone or something decent.

Now, for those new to our little Android club, Nova Launcher is a highly popular and customizable third-party home screen launcher. It can replace the launcher that came on your phone as the default home screen, so Android users can change their entire home screen experience by downloading a new launcher. They're awesome, and there are plenty of good launchers out there, but today we're sticking with Nova so that we can get down and dirty in Nova Settings to help get us as close as possible.

Making an iHome Screen Layout in Nova Launcher:

  1. Install Nova Launcher from the Google Play Store. It's free, though I highly recommend buying Nova Launcher Prime ($4.99) so that you get all the features, including the gesture shortcuts we're gonna be taking advantage of later on for Quick Settings.
  2. Open Nova Launcher.
  3. Tap the home button.
  4. When prompted, select Nova Launcher as the default Home screen launcher.
  5. Open the app drawer (the six dots in a circle in the center of the dock).

This is the grid you're looking for.

  1. Open Nova Settings, then Desktop.
  2. Open Desktop grid and expand the grid from 5 rows to 6 by dragging the current row number (5) up until the 6 takes its place and the preview grid shows six rows.
  3. Confirm the change by tapping Done.
  4. (Optional) Scroll down in Desktop settings and toggle on Add icon to home screen. Note: Most users hate this setting, as it puts everything you install on the home screen instead of in the app drawer. For users coming from an iPhone who are used to living in an app drawer, you might prefer to have all the apps dumped on your home screen so you never have to look at the app drawer.
  5. Tap the back button to return to the main Nova Settings menu.

While most Android home screens have five slots on their dock, iPhone users will be more used to four.

  1. Open Dock.
  2. Open Dock icons and drag the 5 to the right until 4 takes its place and you see four squares in the preview dock instead of 5. This will allow our dock to line up with our desktop grid, but it also means that if you intend to use the app drawer, your dock might feel unbalanced.
  3. Download the iOS folder background and save it to a folder you'll remember.
  4. Open Nova Settings, then Folders.

If your settings don't look like this, you didn't do it right.

  1. In Folder preview, select Grid.
  2. In Folder background, select Custom.
  3. Navigate to the folder background image you downloaded and select it.
  4. Tap the home button to return to the home screen and check out your new grid.

Now, your grid will look like it did on your iPhone, but the icons won't yet.

Apple-esque (and actual Apple) Icons

Android's icons are far more diverse than the rounded squares that Apple insists all icons on the App Store be. But thankfully, there's a metric crap-ton of icon packs in the Google Play Store that'll give you icons shaped that way. None of them are quite like Apple (because copyright), but you have ample options. Here are just just a few:

Adrasta is a nice pack to ease into Android icon packs with for an iPhone user.

  • Adrasta (Free) is a rounded square icon pack that looks pretty freaking good with a bright palette and clean lines. It also has a masking tool so that unthemed icons are still sitting on a rounded rectangle. It also has a nice variety of alternate icons to let you play with.
  • Beluk ($0.99) is a super-rounded square icon pack that can fit right in with ridiculously pop-off-the-screen colorful themes or with more refined, muted wallpapers. Play with your squares for once!
  • Alos ($0.99) takes on a flatter, simpler look for its squares, with a palette and design that plays well with material layouts and pop against a plethora of wallpapers.

Applying an Apple-esque icon pack:

  1. Install the pack from Google Play.

Make your home screen look totally different just by selecting a new icon pack.

  1. Open Nova Settings, then Look & feel.
  2. Open Icon theme and select your icon pack from the list of icon packs.
  3. Hit the home button and see your glorious new icons.
  4. (Optional) If the icons look too small in the launcher, you can turn off Normalize icon size in Look & feel to try and boost the size of the icons. If you're a Nova Launcher Prime user, you can enlarge your icons on the Desktop, Dock, and App & widget drawer using the Icon layout option in each of those menus.

For more information on Icon layout and Nova Settings, read our handy guide{.cta .large}

If you absolutely, positively must have the icons from your iPhone, you can have them. HOWEVER, you'll have to set each one you use as a custom icon. And if that sounds tedious, that's because it is, but that's the price of being particular. I know; I've paid it many times before.

If this feels right for you, here's how to do it...

Putting iOS icons on an Android phone

  1. Download the stock icons for iOS 9 from deviantart user LutschGabriel, or the iOS 8 icons from deviantart user dtafalonso.
  2. Now, you'll need to extract the icons using a file manager app like Solid Explorer. Save them to a convenient folder and remember where you saved them, because you're gonna be coming back to that folder a lot.
  3. Long-press on one of the app shortcuts on your home screen you'd like to replace.

Editing individual shortcuts and icons is simple and powerful.

  1. Edit the shortcut.
  2. Tap the icon to edit the icon.
  3. Rather than select an icon from a pack, tap Gallery apps.
  4. Select Documents to bring up a document browser.
  5. Find the folder you saved your stock icons to and select your intended iOS icon.

If your icon's inside the box, you're good.

  1. Make sure the preview square includes the entire icon. If it doesn't, drag the corners of the preview box to expand it.
  2. Tap Done to confirm your custom icon.
  3. (Optional) If you would like to relabel the app to match its iOS counterpart, feel free. Changing the label doesn't change what app the shortcut goes to, so you can lie and say you're going to iMessage when you're really going to Hangouts.
  4. Tap Done in the shortcut edit window to confirm your edits.

Grab a drink and repeat steps 1-11 for each icon you have an iOS icon for. While you're at it, go ahead and get your apps back in the order you want them on your home screen. So, we've got our home screen laid out like an iPhone, we've got icons that look like an iPhone, now how about a wallpaper that looks like an iPhone?

Wallpapers

Stock wallpapers make your phone feel clinical and conformed. Here's how to get 'em...

Apple's had a lot of distinctive stock wallpapers over the years, and while I would never, ever use a stock wallpaper because that is the most basic way of making a phone your own and we offer you five new wallpapers every Wednesday ... well, if you want to use one of Apple's coveted stock wallpapers, reddit's got ya covered.

There are also a variety of wallpaper apps that will add the parallax effect to your wallpaper to further mimic the iPhone, but most of them simply aren't worth the time or the space on your phone. If you want your wallpaper to move, you can turn on Wallpaper scrolling in Nova Settings > Desktop > Scroll > Wallpaper Scrolling.

Quick Settings

I don't recommend doing this. But it is possible.

Honestly, the Quick Settings shade in stock Android is pretty decent, on some devices it's customizeable, and apart from it coming from the top rather than the bottom of the screen, they're not terribly different. Thanks to Nova Launcher Prime's Gestures, you can even set Swipe Up to Expand Quick Settings. But if you want a quick settings panel that looks more familiar, well, there's an app for that.

Smart Control adds an overlay to your screen that will bring up a quick settings panel that is remarkably Apple-esque and is pretty responsive. Because it is an overlay over the screen however, it can interfere with gestures and controls in other apps, so be mindful of that if you play a lot of games or do a lot of scrolling up from the bottom of the screen. Also, if it crashes while it's an overlay of the screen, you might have to perform a hard reset to regain control of your device. Which is why I highly recommend using the Quick Settings panel that comes with your phone.

Messaging

Textra can bring a small part of iMessage to Android: its look.

There's no iMessage for Android. Apple doesn't care about making its awesome messaging system available for other platforms; it wants you to buy their devices for their awesome messaging system. #SorryNotSorry. Now, there's a lot of different SMS text messaging apps with different styles, but I think Textra gets pretty close while still being material and fitting in with your new Android system.

Textra allows you to make the text bubbles the same shape as they were in iMessage, and you can make them that same soothing blue — because Apple has conditioned its users to hate green for some reason. You can even have new message popups with quick reply like you did on your iPhone.

If you're having issues with your text messages since you came over to Android, here's how to release your texts from iMessage's iron grip.

Lock Screen

Not everyone can use these, but here's the one to get.

If you want to use Android Pay, you can stop reading right now, because you can't use a third-party lock screen with Google's contactless payment app. Still want a lock screen that looks like Apple's? Okay, there are a breathtaking number of clones on the Google Play Store, but HenryOS's Passcode Lock Screen has over a million installs and over 35,000 reviews, and balances customization with a very faithful 'homage' of Apple's UI.

Calendar

Pretty functional calendar with iCal integration and a look iPhone users will be used to.

While Google Calendar is pretty good, if you miss the Apple Calendar, well, you can get close with a few others. Cal by Any.do, the makers of the popular to-do app, make a lovely cross-platform calendar with a very similar feel. If that's not your speed, check out our favorite calendar apps for Android.

[[ iandroid next to iphone ]]

How close to an iPhone can you get your Android phone? How close do you want to? Are there any apps that remind you of the other side of the mobile ecosystem? Share them in the comments below, and if you're new to Android, be sure to check out our forums for help with your new phones!

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

186 Comments
  • Bracing for the worst....
  • You know you are asking for trouble with this article. What ever floats people's boat they should do
  • I'm gonna come back to the comment section in an hour with some popcorn.
  • I like mine with cheddar. And I'll be back in two hours on my dinner break, hankering for a drink.
  • You know you do good work. I'm sure you're not gonna worry about all the flaming comments. A stiff drink will help though. Good read Ara. Posted via my LG G5
  • Ara, I'm liking the choice to be a bit controversial, it's not like you. Trouble starter... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wonder if we'll find an iMore article on how to make your iPhone look like an Android? Bwahahahahaha, couldn't type that with a straight face
  • Not Cheddar, get Caramel! Bank after the news, for the show that is bound to be here!
  • If I wanted my note 4 to look like a Foxconn phone I would have just brought one Posted via the Android Central App
  • booooo
  • thorough though
  • (bows) I try. And don't think I didn't boo myself on more than one occasion in there.
  • But how do you make an iPhone look like an Android phone? Just turn it on. They've been ripping off features from us for years... Posted with the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, or Surface Pro 3
  • Yeah just like Android is a total rip off iOS! How's that for copying features! Even though Android has evolved it was so based off Apple's iPhone's OS! They were copying BlackBerry, Palm and Nokia. As soon as Apple launched their iPhone they revolutionized what a smartphone looked like and worked. Android wouldn't be what it is today if they hadn't ripped off iOS and the whole of idea of gestures. Every smartphone OS and Tablet OS is based off Apple's iPad again! Posted via Android Central App
  • Deliver us from e̶v̶i̶l̶ A̶p̶p̶l̶e̶ e̶v̶i̶l̶ A̶p̶p̶l̶e̶ evil Apple P̶o̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶N̶e̶x̶u̶s̶ ̶6̶P̶
    H982 FKL
  • H982 FKL. Hahahahaha. #Bringbackclarkson
  • That's hilarious! It's a little late now, I think. I bet The Grand Tour will have a more successful launch than re-vamped Top Gear.
  • I'll say it so nobody else has to... If you want the look and feel of an iPhone, then get an iPhone.
  • Maybe Apple should sell a theme in the Play Store.
  • I can see it now... The iPhone theme, only $19.99 (sponsored by Summer's Eve).
  • omg AT&T Galaxy S7 Onyx Black with Unlimited Data
  • Developed by playtex....
  • Dead Posted via my Galaxy Note Edge
  • I thought the douch e's were in the company, not the phones. My only problem with Apple is not their products but their ethics and business models.
  • Or a Huawei. Or a Xiaomi. Also, really? No one's gonna comment on me using an A9 for this article?
  • I did give it some thought, I did notice. During the read, I started thinking about the comments. Kinda became my focus. Posted via my LG G5
  • Next articles:
    1. How to make your Android look like a Palm Pilot.
    2. How to make your Android look like a Sharp Wizard Organizer.
    3. How to make your Android look like an Apple MessagePad Newton 2000.
    4. How to make your Android look like an Ubuntu phone.
    5. How to make your Android look like a Logitech Harmony remote control.
  • I will say it so the Apple fanboys won't have to. Android abandoned the Blackberry-esque UX/UI for their original model for a close imitation of the iPhone UX\UI upon seeing the iPhone. They did just enough differentiation i.e. the lack of a physical home button to abide by the terms of Microsoft Windows court decision (Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (1994)) to keep getting sued. (Samsung did not differentiate enough via their TouchWiz which is why they were successfully sued.) Say what you want about Microsoft Windows Mobile, Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, Sailfish OS, Tizen and webOS, they largely brought their own UX/UI. The problem is that the UX\UI in those products stunk, which played a large role in their failures (especially Microsoft with their recycled Tiles nonsense from the Zune player). I say this as a huge Android and Linux fan: no Apple look and feel and no smartphone, tablet, smart watch or smart streaming player boom. People would still be carrying around those Windows CE and Java ME feature phones.
  • Yeah, I really don't understand this at all. I don't have anything against iPhones, I often switch between Android and iPhone whenever I get bored of either. But if an iPhone is what you want, get the actual iPhone so you get support of all the Apple hardware and software. Most Google apps get ported to iOS anyway, but the same isn't true the other way around.
  • Before people start flaming this, remember that customization is one of Android's biggest strengths. Each phone can look exactly how the user wants it to look, whether they're just using the Google Now Launcher, making it look like an iPhone, making it look like a Windows Phone, or anything they can imagine. We should be happy to have this much freedom with our devices.
  • Very true. And if someone wants their android UI to look and feel like an iPhone, that's their android given right. Even if it is bizarre and idiotic Posted via the Android Central App
  • Speaking of Windows, that's next on the list. ((shakes A9 like an etch-a-sketch wiping the phone clean))
  • Haha that's great!
  • I'm so looking forward to this. Very interesting article, appreciate your determination to doing this.
  • There used to be some nice WP7 launchers back in the day, almost as good as the real thing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looking forward to that!
  • Oh hell no.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Show a customised Android phone made to look like it runs iOS to any mouth-breathing, forest-burning Apple fanboy, he/she'd laugh in your face before gutting you like a fish, before feeding you to all the other Apple weirdos living under manholes. P̶o̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶N̶e̶x̶u̶s̶ ̶6̶P̶
    H982 FKL
  • Have you met a real Apple user? Most of them would say "Neat" and go on with their day
  • I'm too busy in my Batcave, monitoring Gotham City's crime. P̶o̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶N̶e̶x̶u̶s̶ ̶6̶P̶
    H982 FKL
  • Hahaaah! Some of these guys act like it's a religion. Almost nobody cares. But there are of course those fanatics on both sides, and the apple fans are extremely annoying. Seems like many of the extremists will say anything to win an argument whether or not it's even remotely true Posted via the Android Central App
  • Funny, that's not what all the iPhone users I showed it to did, and that includes the iMore folks.
  • So how did that react?
  • "Cool! Very iPhone-y! iPhoney?" Was the Rene Ritchie response.
  • "iPhoney" should have been the title of this article.
  • Android can do this as well and much more!
  • This article is an affront to everything I believe in. Insert anger emoji here Posted via the Android Central App
  • The point of this article is not that you can make android look like ios, it is that you can make android look and behave like almost ANYTHING rather easily without root or any other extreme measures. (with root you can make it look like literally anything) Ios does not give you these options. You are stuck with whatever apple designers decide is best for everyone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep. I even say it at the beginning. Android can and often does look like anything.
  • It's great that we are blessed with an amazing amount of customization options, one of the key reasons I love Android. But that's why I have Android... If I want it to look like an iPhone I'd buy an iPhone, or a windows phone, or even another manufacturer, meaning why the hell would i want my Samsung to look like an HTC? Blaaaahhhh Posted via the Android Central App
  • How to make a iPhone into a Android..... oh Ya
    forgot never mind my bad......
  • Easy bro... Just smash it (iPhone) on the counter till it goes into a boot loop and half the features need to be turned off for it work (Zing!)....LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!
  • RAAAAAGGEE!!! Haha, seriously though, this is one of the reasons android is great. It's far more customisable than any other mobile OS. To be honest, my current set up could look exactly like iOS and I shouldn't know, though I highly doubt it does. It's best to assume I'm being sarcastic. if I'm ever serious I'll type "/s" to make it clear.
  • Why on the world would anyone do this?? Ugh...such a boring and horrible design. Posted via the Android Central App
  • See the comment below this thread.
  • Could it be....because you can on android?
  • Bam Rodeo time, time to get er on down the road.
  • Hmm I rather do this for my brother's Nexus 5x than buying him ugh an iPhone. Posted via the Android Central App (V10 or 5x)
  • Could just buy an Honor, Huawei, Oppo, etc. Most Chinese OEM's tend to have an iOS look to them. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can say that again. They're all shameless in that respect. That's the only thing that I don't like about Huawei making the 6P. The fact that their proprietary UI is a sleazy, shameless iOS ripoff. But other than that there's no one I'd of rather had build the 6p after seeing the stellar result. They they made what's in my opinion the best smartphone of 2015. Posted via the Android Central App
  • or install iLauncher LOL
  • I said that. Like four paragraphs in. Posted via the Android Central App
  • People don't read. Don't worry about it. ; ) Posted via my MotoE2
  • That was the first thing I said after I finished laughing and screaming 'WHYYYYYYYYYYY'. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If you're pro Android customization and open-ness, yet against themeing it to look like Apple or Windows, you're called: a hypocrite... Posted via LG V10
  • Or just buy an iPhone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why pay the price when customization is free?
  • Getting the look and feel of Windows Phone is a lot easier: https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anrdoezrs.net%2F...
  • What's Windows Phone? ;-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a few unused Android devices around the house, almost all of which are on Marshmallow (mostly custom ROMs). Maybe I should do this as a fun little side project. XD
  • Do it, and tell people it's an iPhone 7 that you got for advanced review. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I guess this guide makes sense for recent iOS to Android converts, but I'd personally just buy an iPhone if I really wanted on iOS theme and feel. You'd also get more than just themes and icons too. BlackBerry 10 for BlackBerry 10, Android for Android, Windows for Windows and iOS for iOS is how I roll.
  • The title should say "How to Make Your Android Phone Look as Boring as Possible." I've always had the luxury of having iPhones for work, but I always regret getting one every time. It's excruciating to use one, especially when you know how much more freedom Android offers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Whole reason people have Android is because they prefer it over apple.. this is a silly topic.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or because android (for the most part) is cheaper than apple.
  • When looking at the entire global market, yes. But in the west, price isn't too much of a factor due to carrier subsidization obviously. That's why you see a TON of people in the US and Europe walking around with $800 galaxy S7 edges and other expensive android phones Posted via the Android Central App
  • You still have to pay more, even on a 2 year contract. My daughter's iPhone 6 costs her double what I pay for my HTC M8S, both on 2 year contracts. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wasn't there a launcher that looks exactly like on IOS ? Espier Launcher? What happened to it?
    They even had other apps that mimic IOS quite well.
  • I use electrical tape around the frame to make the bezels look huge. That helps it look like an iPhone. luvin my s7 edge
  • That's a funny comment. Surprised no one else has mentioned it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's like switching from a true born to a ba$tard in game of thrones Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks for the quick settings app. I always like my ios up swipe better
  • I honestly don't notice any difference between the Android home screen and the iPhone. It's just a bunch of icons either way. At least Windows phone was immediately visibly different. The icon for an app drawer may be the most notable difference if any.
  • There're differences between Android and iOS: widgets, icon packs, adjustable grid sizes, etc... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm not sure if you can call them "widgets", but you can add them to the "Today" view on the notification shade on iOS. Just saying. That said, I still prefer them on my home-screen plus lock-screen. Just quicker and simpler to my eyes. Likely not happening on iOS anytime soon, however. Part of the reason why Android is my preferred platform for my phone, but it's the customization potential plus open-nature of it that's the main draw for me.
  • It's a poor implementation of widgets that hasn't been very popular among users since it launched on iOS 8. It all comes down to preference of course, but for the most part android's widget options blow away Apple's equivalent Posted via the Android Central App
  • I find it useful on my iPad, especially having system stats and a calculator on my notification shade for quick access. But Android has been doing widgets since it came into fruition, and I also think that it's better implemented in a ton of ways compared to Apple's. Personal preference, of course, but I like using both.
  • Yeah personal preference..I love it on my iOS better than my android phone Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah personal preference..I love it on my iOS better than my android phone Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very true. Ever since apple launched iOS 8 I've felt like android has a far better, more functional implementation of widgets. Of course it all comes down to preference Posted via the Android Central App
  • I guess I didn't notice the difference because I don't use widgets. I've personally never found them useful. But obviously once you start customizing android it starts to look very different. I'm just saying that if you just install apps and don't customize your home screen they pretty much look the same.
    It's of course a huge advantage that android has Customization options at all.
  • You also forgot that on Android, the icons can be positioned anywhere on the homescreen. in iOS, icons default to a left to right, top to bottom orientation. Which makes it a nightmare for right-handed use.
  • Let's see you slap a clock/weather widget on an ios device home screen. Aint happenin' ....
  • Naga....Naga.....nagonnahappen Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep and they are selling like Crack in Harlem Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android phones can look like iPhones, but iPhones can't look like many Android phones.
  • ORLY? https://imgur.com/1eWVtVC
    https://imgur.com/lZ1PGFE
    https://imgur.com/kSxpM20
    https://imgur.com/gEeSVCU
    https://imgur.com/8i0YRvz
    https://imgur.com/UhCxI1S :-P Posted via the Android Central App
  • Let the hate for iPhone begin in 3...2..1.Now! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nah. The iPhone is a good phone. Boring...but a good phone. I have both the 6 and 6s but prefer my s7e over them.
  • I agree, it is boring. That is what makes me feel like I want to try other things (read, devices) for a bit.
  • You're running a little late. Posted from one of my various Nexus devices.
  • This article inspired me! I'm going to get an orange, Cut into the shape of a strawberry, add red dye and imitation strawberry flavoring, Use sesame seeds to simulate the seeds on the outside of a strawberry. And then I'm going to enjoy my strawberry-flavored orange. Then I'll write an article and maybe ever record a YouTube video explaining the details.
  • Add some ice then plop it into blender for a refreshing smoothie. You look like an older gent. Grayed in your wisdom. Lemme ask....i have nothing but grey hair too and as time goes on, will i lose IQ points like you have? Or is it just related to you? While i wouldn't do this, it's nice to know i could of i ever got bored and wanted to CUSTOMIZE my phone.
  • Use a blood orange and you won't need the food coloring. And poppy seeds are closer in color/texture/size. And while thre are more genuine flavorings out there, I say take the flavoring from about 10 strawberry runts. Yummy!
  • Your humor with these lovely, eloquent folks is much appreciated. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mistake number one... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Writing your comment?
  • Nope. I want my Priv to feel, look and out class other devices. Success!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Like the Motorola cliq? Gotcha. Just bustin on ya. :)
  • Blackberry's on the list after Windows Phone... though with the Priv it'll be an article with two distinct tones...
  • Or just go get an iPhone? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have 2 of them. Thanks for playing.
  • It's all about you, isn't it, Gator?
  • Why yes! Yes it is! Thanks for asking!
  • I had to vote your retort up. 1 point for honesty!
  • Deluded psycho. It's all about me. Always has been. Ask my Mom!
  • Whyyy!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dear unholy fire.... Posted via Serenity
  • But how can I make a black 1st gen Moto G 2013 look like a silver iPhone 6S Plus.
    That would actually be cool.
    Would I need tools?
  • Just jony ive. He'll make it the way he wants then tell you it's all in your best interest.
  • True.
    Like an art dealer or a cult leader. If you don't like or appreciate this there's obviously something wrong with you.
    "Emperors new clothes" strategy time and again.
  • Yup! Lol
  • Why??????? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because you CAN! Lolz Posted via the Android Central App
  • You know you can just buy an iPhone. That works also Posted via the Android Central App
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this article! You took the time to explore all of this; I'm impressed! I'm not going to do any of this to my phone, but it's an interesting process. There must be a few HTC One A9 owners looking for this kind of information.
  • Agreed 100%!
  • Just skimming by the artical makes me stop in to ask..... Y
  • I agree with Dillan.
    Nicely researched and presented piece.
    Also nice that people like Ara enough to behave, so far.
  • I don't know why anyone would waste their time doing this. If you want an iOS theme just get an iPhone.
  • every screenshot I don't care about the iOS interface, i only care about that HTC. Looks lovely.
  • That would be the A9, which was called an iPhone by just about everybody when it was announced. (Oh, and the Textra shot is my HTC 10)
  • I find it funny that the phone has the same name as the processor in the iPhone 6s, which was released in the same year as the One A9. Coincidence?
  • Why in God's name would I want to defile my Nexus 9, 6P, and 5? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Customization is a great feature of Android and I like that. Making my Nexus 6p or any other Android phone I buy, look like an iPhone, is the last thing I will ever do. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'd never go through all this hassle, because I'm just too lazy, and I like the stock Android airstreams a lot more than iOS. But, the great thing about Android is that you CAN do this kind of stuff if you want. You did good, Ara, for those who like this kind of thing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Appearance, not airstreams. Isn't that a plane? I hate autofill. Posted via the Android Central App
  • One of the only things I'm actually envious of when It comes to the iPhone is their quick settings drawer, their "widgets" tab that you swipe right for and live photos. Yes I know you can make those gifs with photo burst and the like but so far from my uses no one comes close to how well iPhones live photos work. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, the quick settings I mention in the article, but if you want a Widgets tab you swipe over to, you could use the Quickpage in Action Launcher.
  • Word, much appreciated on that one, I'll give it a whirl and see how it plays on the developer preview :)
  • Arrow launcher might suit your needs, it has both those things, plus some other useful stuff like integrated task lists. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just buy an iPhone at that point Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's just another article. If you dont like it move on.
  • I want a lockscreen app that supports double tap to lock/unlock. So far tetra lockscreen does the job on my G4. Does any other app supports that? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It was not too long ago you could use a suite of apps called Espier to make your phone look EXACTLY like an iPhone. You can still find the apk files online, but they got pulled from the Play Store for obvious reasons. Posted from my Galaxy Note 4 on SlimLP from the official Android Central app for Android.
  • Why heck would we want to do that? Posted via the Android Central App
  • How to make your Android phone into a windows: simply brick your device by any means, you now have a paperweight(windows phone) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Seems like it'd be easier to swap your phone out for an iPhone,but obviously there is people out there that really wanna do this. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The only thing I hate about GNL (which I will preferrably use when I get my Moto) is the extremely large set of icons. Wish it could handle 5 columns without having to use xgel (which I don't have any idea about).
  • Well, you could always use Nova.... (ducks)
  • Honestly like having no app drawer on the Honor 5X. Took some getting used to but a drawer seems superfluous now.
  • I still would like to get my hands on one, seeing any lag during daily driver use? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haven't had it long. It has its moments but so does/did my Note 4. Nothing that bothers me though. Taking into account the price, it's a pretty damned good phone.
  • I wan't mine to stay looking like Android. Why on earth would I want to scale my Note 5 back? Waste of space!
  • I just come here for the comments. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why would anyone want to do that? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because they can Rodeo time, time to get er on down the road.
  • now I feel a lot better about having iPhone esq icons in my app drawer, ..
    Lumos by kovdev, I was never ever gone say that... I mean the shame of it...
    but ..along with Google's dodgy shades of grey in the drop down settings, I never really liked stock Android icons... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yuck! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I would rather get a iPhone if I want my stock Android to look like iOS which I might actually. I kind of want to go the whole iOS / Android duolopy #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • Why? That's the only thing that comes to mind.
  • How can I get my phone to revert back to 2013 and have a 1080p display to fully complete the iPhone look?
  • Goes to show that Android is so customizable, it can do iOS better than Apple can. Posted via HTC 10
  • It's not the home screen that made me switch to android from iOS, in fact I still prefer iOS. It was the other features in android that let me use my phone as a mini PC that I liked better:
    expandable storage
    keyboard AND mouse support
    screen cast coming to Chromecast
    OTG support. Posted via the Android Central App
  • "screen cast coming to Chromecast" Good news: it's already there. Open your Chromecast app, click the menu button in the top-left, and select "Cast screen/audio".
  • I buy a android phone to make it looks nothing like iOS...... Why this article even in here?
  • We can do much more better than this. Angler/Shamu/Mako
  • I thought the Smart Control looked cool but as soon as I installed it, Stopbadapp that Jerry recommended the other day flagged it as a virus app that serves ad-ware. Disappointed and uninstalled.
  • I need to try that sucker... Honestly, it's only in here because there are people who demand that swipe up thing, damn thing crashed and made me hard reboot to get control back. The moment I had pics, I mentioned it's bugginess and uninstalled. Our quick settings are more than enough to get most folks by. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I encourage everyone to do this, and then tell people you have the new iPhone 7 and see what they say. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why can't Android have a good WP10 THEME?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's coming. Patience. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can you show us how to make our Android smartphone perform like an iPhone too? Now that would really be something.
  • I don't know why you would want to make your Android phone look like an iPhone which has a screen full of icons.
    There are iOS style launchers on the Play Store.
  • Ewwwwwwwwwwww, for what?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • BLASPHEMY!!!
  • Sinners :-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • What next? How to make your BMW look like a Mini Cooper?
  • I could see someone doing this for the sake of consistency. I carry both, and for a while I had the same wallpaper and tried to keep the icon orders similar. I can't do it anymore because I have 15 apps on my iPhone and 114 on my HTC. I prefer NOT to have the icons all be the same shape, as it makes it harder to look for infrequently used apps. Now if only I could have my iPhone battery icon look like my HTC... 1 pm on day two: iPhone is at 26%, HTC is at 50% Posted via the Android Central App
  • "I have 15 apps on my iPhone and 114 on my HTC." LMAO - so real.
  • Dafuq? I love Nova launcher. Stop doing unholy things with it.
  • If you like iOS interface, why not just get an iPhone? I like Android because it's not iOS. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have played with different launchers over the years and always return to Nova Prime. I'll take the Windows phone look over the iPhone look any day. I have to use a iPhone 6plus for work and despise having to even turn it on. While this is a great article, written very well, I find it humorous that anyone wanting a Android phone would choose to make it look like a iPhone unless they planned on buying one, but this is a great way to show the versatility of Android over the iPhone and I believe that is the whole point of the story. Posted from my AT&T LG v10
  • Let me tell u android started copying apple, but now the tables are turning
    Android has quick charge, wireless charging, water resistant, dual cameras, and the whole eco system U should look up your history Google started it , then apple copied and improved, as u would call it , Apple is running out of ideas now that the man who was a genius visionary is gone. I guys think tim cook can be Steve Jobs hahaha not a chance ,that's why apples stock to a big hit , the veil is finally been removed.
    I work for verizon I've never seen this many people drop apple and say they were tired of there friends being able to do so much more with there android.
    Widgets and so much more
    Apple forces u to do it,there way Posted via the Android Central App
  • So this is a slightly older article, and most of the comments are from a while ago, but I'll comment in hopes of a reply anyway.
    I currently have an iPhone 5s. I know that saying that is apparently suicidal on this forum, BUT I've been very heavily looking into getting a Galaxy S7 Edge. I really like the UI of the iPhone, and wanted to know if it would be possible to match that on an Android device. I'm actually kind of surprised that everyone here hates the UI of iOS so much, seeing how much I like it, but I do have one major question: Why?
    This isn't even a rhetorical question, or me being sarcastic. I'm genuinely curious about why people think that it looks bad? Like, to me, that makes me think that there's stuff out there that looks even better, but honestly i have a hard time imagining it.
    What don't you like about making an Android look like an iPhone, and why?
  • I'm sure I'm late to reply here, how is your themed S7 edge? I think most people don't like the grid of icons and using a grid of icons on android is very difficult to reach the top, also no permanent widgets on the home screen. The customisation on android is beautiful, I have nova prime with min icon pack, gesture for each folder to open the first app or some for quick Shazam. And I also use snap drawer to get widget pull down from the top like iOS, I love to check the calendar from any app. Anyway I still do use my iPhone 6 with only 2 rows of folders, and only one home screen, they are definitely not unusable. However without 3d touch I cannot call up widgets from the home screen icons or check quickly which app has notifications in the folder which is kinda bummer, I have to use instead the widget home on the left of the home screen or pull down like snap drawer.