iOS Alternatives

    iOS is described as 'mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPod Touch, and formerly iPad' and is a very popular Operating System in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 25 alternatives to iOS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Linux, Linux Mobile, Self-Hosted solutions and Android Tablet. Most alternatives are Operating Systems and Mobile Os. The best alternative is Ubuntu Touch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iOS are Android (Free, Open Source), LineageOS (Free, Open Source), /e/ (Free, Open Source) and Replicant (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 9, 2021

    1. Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system for mobile devices. It is adapted to run naturally in a mobile, touch-screen environment but is also capable of functioning as a desktop computer while in "desktop mode".
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      Ubuntu Touch vs iOS opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ubuntu Touch is a great alternative to iOS.
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      thilovv Use it as my daily device. Just awesome and realy free.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      yvesantoineemmanuelli Completely free sofware (Android is NOT a completely free software alternative).
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      iamjamshed1122 PTVports' Ubuntu Touch has a wonderful, automatic user interface. That is available and open-source software managed,through an ambitious town and a skilled combination of developers. It extends concentration: the strength to run desktop employment on the phone.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      My chosen alternative platform. Great and helpful community!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      etheru1 Ubuntu based OS with a custom UI that fit for Mobile devices operation as well as desktop usage
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Ubuntu touch is a truly free and open source platform (except for proprietary device drivers).
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      It's community driven Open Source and provides all the apps you need https://open-store.io
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
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      Almost everyone thinks Android is a great alternative to iOS.


    3. A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc.
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      LineageOS vs iOS opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      kayvonkamyar It’s Android with all the themes and emulators and stuff, and it’s iOS, nothing spying on you. Best of both worlds.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    4. /e/ is a fork of LineageOS that aims to be completely free of everything Google. Not only that, but there are a number of goals the developer has in mind for /e/ that more people feel are vital to a mobile operating system.
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      /e/ vs iOS opinions
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      It is free software and privacy focused
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    5. Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.
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    6. Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now.
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    7. Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants governments and corporations tracking their every move and spying on their communications. CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design".
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux Mobile
      An operating system that respects your rights to privacy, security, and freedom, by design.
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    8. MIUI is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on Android. MIUI, developed by Xiaomi, includes various features such as theming support. It is updated every Friday based on the feedback from its test users.
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      MIUI vs iOS opinions
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      nabarunroy MIUI is not an os to start with.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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    9. Mobile-optimized with the flexibility, ubiquity and stability of the Linux core and a cutting edge user experience built with the renowned Qt™ platform.
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