3 Exceptional Ways to Use Android Apps on iPhone

Alternative Methods to Run Android Apps on iOS Devices

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People have been arguing over whether Android or iOS is better for as long as the brands have been around. There’s no doubt that they each have their own advantages. Android is an open source operating system that offers users the chance to get many different apps from many different stores. iOS is more restrictive and users can only get apps from the official Apple app store. There are many iOS users that would like to know how they can run Android apps on iPhone. There is no truly effective way to do this just yet. Today we’ll be looking at some of the ways you can enjoy Android apps on your iPhone and iPad.

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AceThinker Mirror

acethinker mirror logoIf you want a way to run Android apps through your iPhone or iPad, then AceThinker Mirror is your best choice. As a screen mirroring application it allows you to easily mirror Android apps to iOS devices. There’s no need to download the Android application on to your iOS device or jailbreak your iPhone/iPad to let you play Android apps. Before beginning AceThinker Mirror, make sure the devices are connected to the same internet connection. Here’s how you can use AceThinker Mirror to play Android apps on your iOS device.

Step1 Download and install AceThinker Mirror

Download AceThinker Mirror to both devices. Open the app on the devices. Find the “M” button on the Android app. It should be to the bottom of the interface. This is the “mirroring” button and tapping it starts the search for other devices on the network.

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Step2 Connect the device and phone together

Choose the iOS device from the list of devices. Tap “Start Now” to begin streaming the Android screen to iOS.

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BlueStacks App Player

BlueStacks App PlayerOur next alternative, BlueStacks, is the effectively the best Android emulator around. It allows you to use any Android app on your PC, so you wouldn’t need to run tem through iPhone or iPad. It enables iOS users to always have access to any Android app without having an Android device. It even lets you download apps directly through the Google Play Store. BlueStacks is completely free to download and use. It let you control the virtual smartphone – including Android apps – using your mouse and keyboard. Here’s how to use BlueStacks to run Android apps on PC. Please note BlueStacks works best on computers that have at least 4GB free space, 2GB RAM, and an up-to-date Graphics Driver. You may run into issues using the program if you have a computer that has low specs.

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How to use Bluestacks App Player

  • Download the BlueStacks App Player for PC. Launch the program and log into it with a Google account
  • Find the search box on the home page and enter the name of the app you want to search for it. Install the app you want on to BlueStacks and open it up to get started
Myriad’s Alien Dalvik

 Alien DalvikThe Alien Dalvik Project is a project that aims to develop a platform that allows iOS users to install Android apps directly to their device. It works as an emulator that is able to convert Android apps to work on iOS devices without having to change the code. The great thing about the emulator is that it allows users to get the Android experience on their iOS device. The project started life as an iOS emulator for Android, letting users download and use iOS apps on their Android device. Installing the emulator is easy enough. It runs in the background, letting users browse, download, and install any app they want. The emulator is super simple to install and it works perfectly on just about any iOS device. The most important part of the Alien Dalvik Project is that it creates a virtual environment that allows users to run apps for one platform on another. This is important because Android as an operating system is open source, while iOS uses closed-loop construction.

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How to use Alien Dalvik Project

  • The Dalvik Emulator Project is free-to-download on both iPhone and iPad. You can also download the software on to your computer or directly on your iOS device using a web browser.
  • Start the application installation process by double clicking on the installation file. Leave the setup for a few minutes to complete. Make sure that the application is installed properly before continuing.
  • Once you have completed installation, you’ll be able to look through the Google Play Store through the emulator. Just open up the Dalvik emulator and find the app that you want. Once you download and install the app, it’ll run smoothly on your iOS device.


It may prove difficult for iOS users to run an Android app on their iPhone or iPad directly, but these alternatives can help you to use Android apps and get the most out of them. All of these tools should enable you to try out the Android apps that you never thought you’d get to use on your iOS device.

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