Copycat iOS Launcher on Android Surpasses 50 Million Downloads


A well-liked launcher on the Google Play Retailer that appears to recreate the iOS expertise on Android smartphones has surpassed 50 million downloads because it will get up to date with design adjustments and options coming to the iPhone with iOS 16.

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The app shouldn’t be new to the Google Play Retailer and has been recreating the iOS expertise on Android for the final three years. Beginning with iOS 13 and for each subsequent main iOS launch, the app has been up to date to replicate adjustments made to iOS.

The copycat iOS launcher, named “Launcher ‌iOS 16‌,” recreates the iOS House Display screen, dock, Power Contact menus on apps, “jiggle mode,” App Library, iOS-styled widgets, and extra. The launcher additionally replaces app icons with iOS icons, resembling Messages, Notes, Digital camera, and even the Play Retailer has Apple’s App Retailer icon.

In normal Android nature, the launcher gives customers with customization options not even provided to ‌iPhone‌ customers, resembling having the ability to customise the categorization of apps in App Library, tweak house display screen animations, simply rename apps, and extra.

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The app, clearly well-known within the Android neighborhood, was given extra publicity on Twitter earlier this week. The biggest change to ‌iOS 16‌, the redesigned Lock Display screen, made headlining information following Apple’s WWDC in June. The widespread protection of the brand new Lock Display screen might have prompted extra downloads for the launcher from customers eyeing to check out Apple’s newest design. Sadly, this launcher doesn’t sport the ‌iOS 16‌ Lock Display screen, at the very least not but.

For these unfamiliar with Android launchers, they’re packages that run on the system’s house display screen with their very own design, personalization options, and choices aside from these provided by the system’s unique maker. As a matter of reality, casually looking the Google Play Retailer, dozens of launchers promise to recreate the iOS expertise on Android, with the overwhelming majority having over a million downloads every.


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