Although most Android owners love their phones to bits and would never consider an iPhone, there are more than a handful of people out there who would love an iPhone but for whatever reason have gone with the Android. It’s especially for these people that we’ve decided to hunt down the best iPhone theme for Android and let you know how to get hold of it.
There are plenty of iPhone themes out there for Android, but not all of them are very good. Some of them rely on you buying a home launcher application as well, which leaves you out in the cold if you find you don’t like the theme after all. So we’ve put together a solution involving an excellent free home launcher and the best of the many iPhone themes available for this launcher.
Get The ADW Home App Launcher
Most of the good iPhone themes for Android rely on the user having a home launcher application installed first. This is similar to having the home button open your favourite application. There’s a lot of home launchers to choose from: some good, some bad, some average. Previously, we’ve recommended HelixLauncher, Launcher 7, Regina 3D, MX Home and SPB Shell 3D.
Mostly, these home launchers cost a few dollars as well, so you’re out of pocket even before you decide if you like the theme or not. We’re going to spare you this pain by suggesting you use an awesome free home launcher application called ADW. Not only is ADW free, but it’s one of the best home launchers available. It’s also open source and only takes up about 1MB space.
ADW can support various application drawers, such as the iPhone style or Galaxy style as well as the regular Android style. It lets you set up up to 7 desktop screens and to set the icons small enough that you can fit 8 columns of icons on each screen.
Grab it and install it before moving on to themes. Once it’s on your phone, press your home button and your phone should ask you which application to use to run the command. Choose ADW and take a look. When you’re happy with the theme later, do this again and set ADW as the default application to use.
Get The ADWTheme iPhone 4
The best, and cheapest, iPhone theme for ADW is a high definition theme made by HydTech called . They’ve also just released the theme if you’re keen to see iPhone 4.2 features in the theme as well. Either iPhone theme will set you back less than 1€, so it’s not a huge outlay. Both themes are about 1.5MB in size.
To use the new theme, head to your home screen using ADW. Then, press Menu > More > ADWSettings > Themes Preferences > Select Your Theme. You should see the iPhone theme you downloaded and installed listed in the available options. When you click on the iPhone theme you’ll get a preview of the theme. Scroll down until you see the “Apply Theme!” button and press that to apply the theme.
And you’re done. Thisuses iPhone icons and does a pretty good job of imitating an iPhone.
Have you tried other iPhone themes for Android with different home launchers? How did they work out for you? Which home launcher do you like the best?