2 iOS Emulators for Android to Help You Run iOS Apps on Android

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Do you want to enjoy the richness and features of iOS on your Android device? Well to help you achieve that, today I am presenting you a simple yet powerful iOS emulator for android.

In the first section of this guide, I will show you how to use cider apk to run iOS apps on your Android phone. In the second section, I will show you how to use the iEMU emulator. And after reading this guide, you might be able to run almost every iPhone app on your Android device smoothly.

As many of your already know that in today’s smartphone-addicted world there is two leading mobile operating system. And according to some statistics both of these OS controls almost 90% of the market. 1st is Android which is open source and is used as primary OS by a majority of worldwide smartphone brands. 2nd is iOS which is available only on Apple’s products and is somewhat considered as premium.

Apple’s products are considered premium mainly because of their solid build quality, superior hardware and also because of their high pricing. And it’s because of their ridiculously high price; many of the Apple’s big fans are not able to purchase their products.

But with the help of this tutorial, if you have an old Android based smartphone, you can enjoy iOS. So let’s get started.

Using Cider APK to Run iOS Apps on Android

cider apk iOS emulator for android

Before you start following this tutorial, there are few things which you should know about this iOS emulator.

Please read this: Though cider apk will help you to run the majority of simple iOS applications but is not compatible with certain hardware like camera, GPS and even few sensors. Furthermore, Cider which is also known as Cycada APK is only compatible with certain smartphones. These are some of its biggest flaws.

As far as security and privacy are concerned, Cider has got some security loopholes in it. You should understand that it’s an open community-based project and so the source code is available to everyone. And because of that few developers try to exploit the code and try to perform malicious actions on user’s device.

So what’s the solution: There are few solutions, and I have listed them below.

  1. Download the Cider APK only from the official page and not from any other random download websites.
  2. Install antivirus application on your device.
  3. If possible run this apk on an old smartphone which you don’t use anymore.

I will also request you not to use any of your original email address while using any type of emulator. If you consider these precaution steps, you will always be on the safer side.

Now please kindly follow the steps as shown below.

Download and install cider apk

Your very first step is to download this application and store in your phone’s internal memory or external sd card.

Before installing this app make sure that your device has enough storage space. I would recommend like 1.5 – 2.5 GB.

Now you need to navigate to Settings >> Security >> Enable the App installation from “Unknown Source”. This setting will allow you to install cider apk on your device without any problem. Now navigate back to the cider apk installation apk and just tap on it to install it.

Once you have completed the installation task, you will find the Cider launch icon on your app drawer. You need to click on it to start it. If this application starts then, it means it is supported on your device. And if it doesn’t start then it means it won’t wok on your device ( as I have already stated, some devices are not supported ).

iEMU Emulator

iEMU ios emulator for android image

It is yet another popular, easy to use and free iOS emulator for android. It requires very less storage as compared to cider app and offers similar features. Once you install this app, it will work parallel with your Android OS in the background. On the front end that is from the user point of view, it will offer you a pleasant iOS user interface and its features.

Now please follow these steps.

Inorder to use iEMU you will need to first download it and then install it. Once installed you will find the icon named padiod in your app drawer.

Just tap on that icon, and it will start this application, and you are all set to go with all new iOS interface. Remember that currently iEMU only supports .ipas & .zip files. So if you want to install any iOS app on your device, then it must be available in any of those formats.

My personal experience.

I have myself tested this emulator on my Moto g 3rd generation, and it worked fine with few problems. The interface was just fine. Sometimes I was able to open settings page, and sometimes it just didn’t work.

When I tried to play Traffic Rider, I wasn’t able to play it properly because I think some of the necessary sensors were not working correctly. Sometimes I was able to take turns and sometimes my bike used to move just straight forward. The camera was definitely not working as I tried to install various apps but none of them were able to detect camera sensor on my device. GPS was also not working for me.


You may install any app, you may follow and implement any workaround, but if you truly want to experience iOS, then you will need an Apple iPhone.

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