Keeping functionality and customization aside, there NO denying that Apple devices feel very nice in hand. The main reason being – iOS. Arguably the most sophisticated mobile operating system. For some, it is even the best-looking device out there. Note – For some! Hey, it’s very simple, colorful and minimal. That’s all just some people need. A device that ‘just works’.
Let us now skip ahead to the business in hand. How to make your android device look like an iOS device – an iPhone? Read along.
Before proceeding to the tutorial, below are the apps you will be needing:
TrueiOS – Icon Pack:
Please download and install them from the links provided above, before proceeding any further.
iOS Home Screen Setup:
Step 1: After installing Nova Launcher, when pressing the home button, you will be prompted to choose a Launcher of your choice (if you have more than one installed) – Select Nova Launcher from the list and select ‘Always’ option so that it will be set as your default launcher.
Step 2: Now, you will be in the home screen – it should look something like:
Step 3: Long press on the ‘Google Search Bar’ widget on the top and remove it.
Step 4: Long press on the empty area on the home screen and you will get a menu as below:
Step 5: Select the third options ‘Setting’ from the above screen and you should land here:
Step 6: Click on the ‘Desktop’ option. You will be here now:
Step 7: Select ‘Desktop grid’ from the available options and select the values as in the below image (6 Rows x 4 Columns) and press ‘Done’:
Step 8: Now go back to the ‘Desktop’ menu options and select the ‘Icon layout’ option and set the values as in the image below:
Step 9: Go back to the ‘Desktop’ menu (again!) and select ‘Page Indicator’ option and set the values as below:
Step 10: Go to the main setting menu and select ‘Dock’ and then select ‘Dock Icons’ and set the values as in below image:
Step 11: Go back to the ‘Dock’ menu again and select ‘Icon layout’ and set the values as in the image below:
Step 12: Go back all the way to the home screen and it should look something like below:
Step 13: Now, select the apps you want (from the app drawer) to show up in your home screen. Long press on the ‘App Drawer’ icon on the Dock and remove the same. Below are my choices:
Step 14: Go to Nova launcher setting (refer Step 4) and select the ‘Look and feel’ option. You should be here now:
Step 15: Select the ‘Icon Pack’ option. You will be presented with a list of all the installed icon packs in your phone. Select ‘TrueiOS Icon Pack’ we installed earlier.
Step 16: Note that, for some icons, the changes are not applied. This happens. No need to panic. Now long press on the icon you want to change. As below:
Step 17: Select ‘Edit’ from above options. You should be here now:
Step 18: Tap on the icon in the left. You should see a list of all the installed icon packs as below:
Step 19: Select ‘TrueiOS Icon Pack’ from the list:
Step 20: You will be shown all the icons in that particular icon pack.
Choose the appropriate one for the app. Repeat the steps for all the unchanged icons. You should be here now:
Phew!! That was easy.. Your hard work has paid off!!
Where the hell is my ‘App Drawer’?!
All right, if you have not noticed already, now you have no way to go back to the app drawer or the ‘All Apps’ screen. Let’s fix this:
Option 1: Go to new screen in the home screen. Long press on the empty area and select ‘Widgets’ option and select ‘Nova Action’ and place it on the home screen. You will be prompted to choose an action. Select ‘App drawer’. Done!
Option 2: Go to Nova settings, select the ‘Gestures & inputs’ option. Select your desired gesture from the list and select ‘App drawer’. Done! Although, note that this is a premium feature. Not available in the free version!
iPhone/iOS Control Center:
There is a nifty little app called ‘Smart Control’ in Google Play store. Download and install the same. It looks like this:
Click the below button to download the same:
iPhone/iOS Lock Screen:
For this as well, we have an app (of course, we do!) in the Google Play, called ‘Passcode Lock Screen’. Below is a preview of the app:
Click the below button to download the same:
The setup process for the above two apps are fairly basic and pretty self-explanatory.
Aaaaaaaand, voila! You’re all set. Welcome to your new iPhone!
Should you encounter any trouble – please do leave a comment below or get in touch with me through the details in the contact us page. I’d be more than happy to help you.