Android and iOS are the dominant mobile operating systems worldwide. While other OS options exist, they have a negligible market share compared to Android and iOS. Both platforms have their own app markets – Google Play Store and App Store. While most apps are available on both platforms, there are some exclusive apps that can only be found on one or the other. If you’re an iOS user looking for Android-exclusive apps, here are some ways to get Android apps on your iPhone.
Although there is no direct way to install Android apps on an iPhone, there are workarounds available. One of the best methods to use Android apps on your iPhone is by mirroring your Android phone’s display. Apowermirror is a tool that allows you to cast your phone’s display across different platforms. To use this app, both devices must be connected to the same WiFi network. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Download and install Apowermirror on your Android and iOS devices.
Step 2: Tap on the blue “Mirror” icon on your Android device.
Step 3: Apowermirror will search for other devices on the network. Select your iPhone from the list to begin mirroring your Android phone’s display.
Use an Android Emulator
Running Android apps on your iPhone may seem far-fetched, but it is possible through the use of emulators like iAndroid. These emulators simulate the Android environment on your iPhone, enabling you to use Android apps on your iOS device. However, this method requires you to jailbreak your iPhone, which compromises device security, prevents software updates, and voids the warranty.
Find an iOS Version of the Android App
Although it may seem obvious, many Android apps have iOS versions available. The app market for both operating systems is quite evenly matched. If you can’t find the iOS version of an Android app, try searching for similar apps on the App Store. Mainstream apps are usually available on iOS, but some niche apps may be absent. If you can’t find an app by its exact name, search for the publisher as they may have listed the app under a different name on iOS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I run Android apps on an iPhone?
Yes, you can run Android apps on your iPhone using a screen mirroring app on an Android emulator. However, you must first jailbreak your device to use an Android emulator on iPhone.
Can APK files run on iOS?
No, APK files are strictly based on the Android OS and cannot run on any iOS device.
Can I install Google Play Store on my iPhone?
No, it is not possible to install Google Play Store on an iPhone. However, you can install Google Play Movies and Google TV on your iPhone.
Now you know how to use Android apps on your iPhone. Keep in mind that if you choose to use an Android emulator, you will need to jailbreak your device. For gaming enthusiasts, there are also Game Boy emulators for iPhone that do not require a jailbreak. Stay up to date with the latest gadget and tech news by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For tech and gadget videos, subscribe to our YouTube Channel. And for the latest car and bike news, visit our website.