Remember how the owners of Apple and Android devices used to fight among themselves. Conflicts happened on a huge scale. Each smartphone owner wanted to prove to his opponent that his operating system is ten times better, and that the iPhone is generally the bottom. Things have changed a bit these days. Both iOS and Android offer approximately the same functionality and do not differ much in terms of characteristics. Do you remember how they liked to install the shell from iOS on Android? Yes, there was such a thing. Now, everything is completely different. Now Google is offering to turn your iPhone into a Pixel.
Turning an iPhone into an Android smartphone isn’t as difficult as it sounds.
I confess, I also sinned with customization towards iOS. Only I did it not on an Android device, but on Windows Mobile. I had a large, bulky communicator with iOS 5.0 shell. Some of the guys even managed to deceive, due to the fact that no one had really seen the iPhone at that time.
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The reasons why you might be interested in solutions from Google are not so clear-cut. In addition to “just playing around”, there are also cool features that are not available to owners of Apple technology. For example, swipe on the keyboard.
- 1Best third-party iOS keyboard
- 2How to uninstall native apps on iPhone
- 3Google widgets for iPhone
- 4How to change the default browser in iOS
- 5How to install Gmail on an iPhone
Best third-party iOS keyboard
The native keyboard on iPhone is very comfortable. It is extremely rare that you miss the keys or something goes wrong, but sometimes it’s really hard without a swipe dial. Google’s Gboard solves this problem in many ways. Plus, it has a bunch of other cool features, see for yourself.
To install a third party keyboard follow these simple steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Next is Basic, Keyboard.
- Tap on the Keyboards subsection, New Keyboards.
- In the Third Party Keyboards column, find Gboard.
- After that go to Gboard, allow Full Control.
- Remove all native Apple keyboards.
Google Keyboard is a great alternative to Apple’s solution.
After that, go to any application where you can type text and familiarize yourself with the basic functions. Google will tell you about this itself with a short animation video. I myself have used it for several years, but when I changed one smartphone to another, I once spat on this idea.
How to uninstall native apps on iPhone
In the latest iOS updates, Apple is allowing its users to get rid of native apps, although this was not possible before. And what, friends, if you turn iPhone into Android, then do it on a large scale. In this case, you can upload everything to the application library or delete it altogether. Don’t worry, if you have any difficulties, the software will be available for download in the App Store .
Find yourself from native Apple apps to feel like the owner of an Android device.
At the same time, it will be possible to evaluate third-party apps for notes or Google Photos. I promise you will be surprised. To uninstall native software, just press and hold the icon , then tap on the Uninstall application button and select the options that suit you.
Google widgets for iPhone
Google places great emphasis on its iPhone and iPad apps. A good company always tries to be one of the first to introduce certain innovations. So, recently we have already talked about new large widgets for iPad and mentioned there some solutions that will allow us to be a little closer to Android. I recommend that you familiarize yourself.
You can also make a smart stack of different programs to make them easier to access. I suggest using the main ones: Google Search , Photos, and Gmail. Given that the applications are very popular, I think that this solution will appeal to many.
To install widgets, you need:
- Unlock iPhone.
- Tap on any of the applications.
- Click on the + icon in the upper left corner.
- Select the application with the widget you are interested in.
- Specify the size you need.
You might also like the Google Maps widget.
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How to change the default browser in iOS
Google Chrome is arguably one of the top apps in the Android world in general. You can try to abandon Google services as much as you like, but getting rid of Chrome is quite difficult. Its functionality, coupled with a simple and intuitive interface, will impress even the most demanding users.
Moreover, if you have always used Safari as a browser before, this idea seems even more interesting.
Plus, I think a lot of people choose Google Chrome as their primary machine on their PC. Try to plunge into the system – it will be an interesting experience.
To set Chrome as your default browser, follow the steps:
- Download Google Chromefrom the App Store.
- Open Settings, then Chrome.
- Go to the default browser app.
- Tap on Chrome.
Try ditching Safari for a few days. At least for the sake of experiment.
How to install Gmail on an iPhone
Apple’s native Mail app doesn’t always boast the functionality available in third-party clients. Plus, many people use Gmail as their main service and will definitely find this feature useful.
To change the default Gmail on iPhone or iPad follow these steps:
- Download Gmailfrom the App Store.
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down and find the app you want (Gmail)
- Select it and inside open the Default Mail Application menu.
- Check the box next to Gmail.
Google’s email client isn’t bad either.
With these simple steps, you can install not only the client from Google, but also any other software of your choice. We recently talked about the Spark email application . It seems to me a much more advantageous option, but do not forget, today our goal is to reincarnate in Android.
Of course, these are far from all the possibilities of converting an iPhone to a device from Google. There are still a bunch of different small tricks, like changing the wallpaper or completely clearing the home screen, but I think this is too much.
I recommend sharing my impressions of what I have read in our Telegram chat or in the comments below. It will be interesting to read.