How To Run Android and iPhone Apps on your PC
How To Run Android and iPhone Apps on your PC

Run any android or iPhone app right on your PC using the cool emulators for your PC that can support these apps to run on your PC and will provide you the great experience of using your favorite apps on your PC screen.



Today almost everyone is having smartphone and the thing which make these devices more cool are the applications that are made for them and users love to try out lots of apps daily on their devices. And that is why today we are more dependent on our smartphones rather than our PC. But what if you are able to use these apps on your PC, yes its possible and it can be done easily as we are here to guide you on this. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.

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How To Run Android and iPhone Apps on your PC

The method is quite simple and easy and you just need some of the cool emulators that will help you to run any of your favorite apps on your PC. So proceed with the guide below.

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1. Running iOS App on your PC

Here we have selected some of the best emulator that are quite faster and efficient to run android and iOS apps with great ease in your PC. You just need to install them in your PC and have fun with your favorite iOS app on it.

#1 iPadian Emulator

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

This is one the best emulator for your windows PC that allows you to run your iOS apps on your PC with great processing speed. Also this is well known to lots of users thats have positive user ratings and also good download rates. So must give a try to this cool tool to run your iOS application in your windows pc.

#2 Air iPhone Emulator

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

This is one of my favorite emulator, because of its simplicity and user friendly interface. This is an Adobe AIR application that reproduces the iPhone’s GUI in your PC. You just need the AIR framework for this application to work. AIR iPhone’s sole purpose is to replicate the graphical user interface of the mobile phone. There are many uses that I can think for this application.

#3 MobiOne Studio

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

This is an another cool tool that is based on cross platform idea to run iOS apps on windows PC too. MobiOne Studio is a Windows-based tool for creating cross-platform mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms. So must give a try to this cool app and you can use your favorite iOS apps on your PC easily. MobiOne cross platform apps are built on the popular HTML5 hybrid-native app model using the open-source Cordova/PhoneGap framework.

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2. Running Android Apps On PC

#1 Using Bluestacks

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

To run android apps on PC, Bluestacks is one of the best choice as this emulator is the best that will help you to run android apps on your PC. So follow the steps below to setup this on your PC.

Download and Install BlueStacks

BlueStacks App Player is available for Windows and Mac OS. BlueStacks App Player is a quick, compact install to your system easily. The only choice you make during the install is whether to allow the program to make notifications, as well as the option to opt in to BlueStacks Spotlight, which holds daily app giveaways.

Home Screen

After installed, BlueStacks app player will boot up to its Home Screen, where you can access your installed apps, look up apps in the “Top Charts,” search for apps, and access settings. You can use the mouse for basic touch controls here, with clicking and holding to simulate basic tap and swipe controls. From here, we’ll need to do a bit more setup before you can get around to installing apps. You’ll need to set up access to the Google Play store and associate a Google Account with BlueStacks App Player.

Setting up the Google Play Store

After installed, the first thing you will want to do is associate our Google Account so that you can get onto the Google Play Store and download apps. Go to “My Apps” and click on “1-Click Sync Setup,” which will bring up a wizard interface that will guide you through the process. Basically, you’ll need to either create a Google account, or sign in with your existing one.

Installing & Running Apps

BlueStacks won’t let you get to its three built-in app markets directly. You can just use the built in App Search to search for and install apps from Google Play Store, 1Mobile and Amazon. You’ll need to go through the App Search button. Type in the name of the app you’re looking for, and it will search 1Mobile, Amazon, and Google Play Store for matches, and give you the option to install apps from any of the above three stores.

Once you’ve accessed one of the three app stores, you can then navigate that store. Within Google Play, for instance, you can take advantage of the store’s search and other features.
Once you return to the Home Screen, your newly installed app should be ready to run. BlueStacks can run an impressive variety of apps from social networking tools and multimedia apps to games. However, BlueStacks won’t run everything, so expect a little trial and error for compatibility.

Controls & Settings

You should now have everything you need to install and run apps from BlueStacks, so we’ll finish up with some extra notes on in-app controls, as well as settings. Unless you happen to be running a touchscreen rig or a Windows 8 tablet, you’re going to need some way to approximate pinch to zoom, as well as tilt controls.

Pinch to Zoom: Control +, or Control –

Tilt Controls: ‘Z’ or ‘X’ can be used to simulate tilting a device left or right.

BlueStacks supports the use of gamepad controls for many apps, which will be a godsend for users looking to play Android games on a PC. Plug in your controller, and Bluestacks should inform you if a particular app supports a controller.

#2 Running Android Apps on Google Chrome

1. First of all download and install the latest version of Google Chrome Browser. Now sign in with your google account in your browser and go to the web store and download ARC Welder.

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

2. Now download the apk you want to run in your google chrome, you can download it anywhere from the third party source like APKMirror or APKLeecher etc.

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Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

3. Now you will see Arc Welder app at the left corner of your browser named as apps.

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

4. Now click on the Add your apk and add your download apk there and also you can set the familiarization of the app to be viewed.

Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC
Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC

That’s it! you are done, now you can run any apk files in your google chrome browser.

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So above is all about How To Run Smartphone Apps On Your PC, Here we discussed pretty good ways that will surely help you to run your favorite android apps on your PC. So try this out today and have fun. Hope you like our work, keep on sharing with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.


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Karanpreet Singh
Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.