A popular copycat “Launcher iOS 16” app on Google Play Store recreates the iPhone UI on Android smartphones. Developed by LuuTinh, the app currently has over 50 million downloads, over 2 million 4.8 star reviews on Play Store and the app’s future update will be bringing iOS 16 UI to Android.
Other iPhone copycat apps by LuuTinh like Control Center iOS 15, and Assistive Touch iOS 15 are very popular too in the Android community: Control Center iOS 15 has over 50 million downloads and Assistive Touch iOS 15 has over 10 million downloads on Play Store.
Launcher iOS 16 recreates iPhone Home Screen, widgets, and more but not the new Lock Screen
Starting with iOS 13, LuuTinh has been updating the app over the past three years to deliver the latest iOS version on Android.
The newest iteration of the app “Launcher iOS 16” recreates iOS Home Screen, app icons, widgets, Control Center, “jiggle mode” to add, move or remove apps, dark mode, assistive touch, search UI, and more. Recently, the app was updated to support widgets, and performance improvements.
Launcher iOS 16 sets a new standard for the Android mobile operating system. It makes your phone better than before. And now it opens up to amazing possibilities for launcher on your phone. With Launcher iOS 16, Your phone is the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.
However, the copycat iOS launcher does not support the new iOS 16 Lock Screen experience, yet. It must be kept in mind that the app runs ads in the Settings section. The developer states that ads support financing the app, “I must add some ads to keep working and support user quickly.”
There are other copycat iOS launchers on Play Store which reveals that iOS UI is popular in the Android community and pushes them toward Apple. A new market survey by Beyond Identity stated that 33% of Android users were considering the switch to an iPhone because of the iOS 16’s new features centered around privacy and iOS security, especially the Lockdown Mode designed to protect users who may be targets of sophisticated spyware.