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Top 5 tips to make your iPhone more like AndroidGot Android envy? Here's how you can add features to your Apple device that make it more Google-y.
If you've got an iPhone, but you want it to be way more like Android, you've got lots of options. Here are the top 5 tips to make your iPhone more like Android. [SOUND] We're going to do something unusual for number 5. We're going to look at your tips. I asked you guys on Twitter how you customize an iPhone to be more like Android. The overwhelming response was Buy an Android. I can't wait to see what you say when we do a top five ways to make Android more like iOS. At number 4, change your keyboard. Apple opened itself up to third-party keyboards. A function Android has had for a really long time. Arguably, Google's Gboard keyboard for iOS Is better than Google's Android keyboard. GBoard has Google search built right into the keyboard. Microsoft Word Flow and SwiftKey are also really good options. Number three, Google all the things. Even though they're competitors, Google puts out some of the best apps for Apple's iOS. Chrome can synch up with your desktop version. Google Photos provides an alternative to iCloud photo backup. The Google Search app is a must if you want information from Google Now. And of course, Google Maps is still awesome. [SOUND] At number two, get to know widgets. One of my favorite things on Android is the Quick Settings Menu. So why not try to recreate it? This is Launcher Pro customized to give me Android-like shortcuts to things like wi-fi and hotspot settings. Unlike Android, Apple doesn't let you put widgets wherever you want. However, lots of apps support getting you your information at a glance, like Transit, Outlook, and Amazon. And the number one way to make your iPhone more like Android is jailbreak that thing. iOS is so locked down. Android does not have this problem. A jailbroken iPhone can install apps from non Apple App Stores and win a lot of functionality to an iPhone. You could change the default maps up to Google. Customize the Control Center and have iOS respond to gestures with something like Activator. Be aware, jailbreaking will void your warranty. If you're wondering I have both and Android and an iOS device. For more top five, check out top5.cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'm sure I'll see you online, probably in the comments or on Twitter. [MUSIC]