If there’s one strong point about Android compared to iOS, it’s that Android is a highly customizable mobile operating system, and that’s one of the reasons why it’s loved by developers and users alike. Such customizations can be done in iOS only when the device is jailbroken, otherwise there’s not much you can do to customize the look of your iOS device.
Older version of Android had only a simple lockscreen, which apart from unlocking doesn’t have any other function. But with Ice Cream Sandwich, Android had started to offer some options for lockscreen, and now in KitKat, you can even add widgets to the lockscreen. While this works great, some of us may want to customize the lockscreen and notifications to look like iOS. And as you might have guessed, there’s an app for that.
Get iOS-like lock screen on your Android smartphone or tablet
SlideLock is an Android app that aims to be your new lockscreen replacement, with the looks of Apple’s iOS. The app customizes the lock screen, and also the notifications that appear on the lock screen.
The app brings several features to the table such as swiping right to unlock the screen, swiping left to bring the camera, swiping right to open notifications, while swiping left to dismiss particular notifications. The screen also wakes up for a short time so that you can get a glimpse of the notification without having to unlock the device. There are custom settings for each app for sound and vibration. What’s more, there’s even Pebble smartwatch support.
So if you want to get your hands on this app, then head over to the Google Play Store to download this app. The app is free, and requires Android 4.1 and above.
Get SideLock from Google Play Store