How to Run iOS Apps on Android

Do you want to enjoy the richness and features of iOS on your Android device? As much as the fastest processors and highest definition cameras factor into the smartphone wars, applications have long been a central selling point for many prospective buyers. A team of US computer scientists has announced the development and successful testing of software that allows Android and Apple apps to run side-by-side on the same devices. Today we are going to tell you How to run iOS Apps on Android. Many people want to use iPhone apps but due to the high price of iPhone the people are unable to buy the phone.

How to Run iOS App on Android

In the first section of this guide, I will show you how to use cider app to run iOS apps on your Android phone. In the second section, I will show you how to use the Best iOS emulator for android like iEMU emulator. And after reading this guide, you might be able to run almost every iPhone app on your Android device smoothly.

Download and install Cider App

The software, dubbed Cider, lets Android gadget owners mix and match the Android and iOS apps they load on their phone or tablet. It was created by postgraduate researchers at the University of Columbia.

Your very first step is to download this application and store in your phone’s internal memory or external SD card. Before installing this app make sure that your device has enough storage space. I would recommend like 1.5 – 2.5 GB.

Now you need to navigate to Settings >> Security >> Enable the App installation from “Unknown Source.” This setting will allow you to install cider app on your device without any problem. Now navigate back to the cider app installation app and just tap on it to install it.

Once you have completed the installation task, you will find the Cider launch icon on your app drawer. You need to click on it to start it. If this application starts then, it means it is supported on your device. And if it doesn’t start then it means it won’t work on your device (as I have already stated, some devices are not supported).

Though cider app will help you to run the majority of simple iOS applications but is not compatible with certain hardware like camera, GPS and even few sensors. Furthermore, Cider which is also known as Cycada APK is only compatible with certain smartphones. These are some of its biggest flaws.

As far as security and privacy are concerned, Cider has got some security loopholes in it. You should understand that it’s an open community-based project and so the source code is available to everyone. And because of that few developers try to exploit the system and try to perform malicious actions on user’s device.

There are few solutions, and I have listed them below

  1. Download the Cider APK only from the official page and not from any other random download websites.
  2. Install antivirus application on your device.
  3. If possible run this app on an old smartphone which you don’t use anymore.

I will also request you not to use any of your original email address while using any emulator. If you consider these precaution steps, you will always be on the safer side.

Method 2

Install IEMU Emulator

It is yet another attractive, easy to use and free iOS emulator for android. It requires very less storage as compared to cider app and offers similar features. Once you install this app, it will work parallel with your Android OS in the background. On the front end that is from the user point of view, it will offer you a pleasant iOS user interface and its features.

Now please follow these steps

To use iEMU you will need first to download it and then install it. Once installed you will find the icon named period in your app drawer.

Just tap on that icon and it will start this application, and you are all set to go with all new iOS interface. Remember that currently iEMU only supports .ipas & .zip files. So if you want to install any iOS app on your device, then it must be available in any of those formats.

I have myself tested this emulator on my Moto g 3rd generation, and it worked fine with few problems. The interface was just fine. Sometimes I was able to open settings page, and sometimes it just didn’t work.

When I tried to play Traffic Rider, I wasn’t able to play it properly because I think some of the necessary sensors were not working correctly. Sometimes I was able to take turns and sometimes my bike used to move just straight forward. The camera was not working as I tried to install various apps but none of them were able to detect camera sensor on my device. GPS was also not working for me.

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Final Thoughts

As many of your already know that in today’s smartphone-addicted world there is two leading mobile operating system. Apple’s products are considered premium mainly because of their solid build quality, superior hardware and also because of their high pricing. Hope that now you can after reading “How to run iOS Apps on Android.” enjoy iOS features even if you have an Android based smartphone.

You may install any app, you may follow and implement any workaround, but if you want to experience iOS, then you will need an Apple iPhone.

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