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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 os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to iOS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Linux, Linux Mobile, Android Tablet and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Ubuntu Touch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iOS are Android, LineageOS, /e/ and GrapheneOS.

iOS alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Mobile OSs or Android ROMs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iOS.
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  1. Ubuntu Touch icon

    Ubuntu Touch

    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Ubuntu Touch 

    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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    1.  Privacy focusedUbuntu Touch is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  OpenVPNUbuntu Touch supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    3.  LightweightUbuntu Touch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Ad-freeUbuntu Touch doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Support for GesturesUbuntu Touch supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    6.  No TrackingUbuntu Touch will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  Calendar IntegrationUbuntu Touch lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
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    Almost everyone thinks Ubuntu Touch is a great alternative to iOS.
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    milkor73

    Privacy, user friendly interface, OTA updates, community driven, convergence, open source, and Linux-based.

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    marcosalonso

    Free and secure OS. Easy to work with!

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    joonye

    Free and secure OS. Easy to work with!

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    ronwis0122

    The touch is quite responsive<a href=https://techlarapoint.com/cash-app-plus-plus-apk/>,</a> I enjoyed the feel on the screen very much. Looking Forward to having more unique stuff by Ubuntu!!

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    Guest

    My chosen alternative platform. Great and helpful community!

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    Guest

    Ubuntu touch is a truly free and open source platform (except for proprietary device drivers).

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    Guest

    It's community driven Open Source and provides all the apps you need https://open-store.io

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    Android

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Android Wear
    57 alternatives to Android 

    Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel, with middleware, libraries and APIs written in C and application software running on an application framework which includes...

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    Almost everyone thinks Android is a great alternative to iOS.


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    LineageOS

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    59 alternatives to LineageOS 

    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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    1.  Privacy focusedLineageOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  LightweightLineageOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    kayvonkamyar

    It’s Android with all the themes and emulators and stuff, and it’s iOS, nothing spying on you. Best of both worlds.

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    /e/

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    57 alternatives to /e/ 

    /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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    1.  Privacy focused/e/ is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Lightweight/e/ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Guest

    It is free software and privacy focused

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    GrapheneOS

    • Android
    39 alternatives to GrapheneOS 

    GrapheneOS is a privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility developed as a non-profit open source project. It's focused on the research and development of privacy and security technology including substantial improvements to sandboxing, exploit...

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    1.  Privacy focusedGrapheneOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No TrackingGrapheneOS will not track you or use your personal data.
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  6. CalyxOS icon

    CalyxOS

    • Android
    53 alternatives to CalyxOS 

    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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    1.  Privacy focusedCalyxOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Ad-freeCalyxOS doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Encrypted communications
    Tor Browser installed
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    Replicant

    • Android
    56 alternatives to Replicant 

    Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.

    Most of Android is licensed freely under the Apache License 2.0. The Linux core is mostly Free Software under the GPLv2. However, there are numerous components of the default software stack on the devices that ar.

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    1.  Root requiredRequires root to use Replicant, mainly relevant for Android apps.
    2.  Privacy focusedReplicant is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    WOW its great. free and real software's are really helpful for low budget users<a href="https://alightmotionapk.pro">,</a>

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    DivestOS

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    58 alternatives to DivestOS 

    A mobile operating system divested from the norm.

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    1.  Privacy focusedDivestOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Plasma Mobile

    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Linux Mobile
    49 alternatives to Plasma Mobile 

    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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    postmarketOS

    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile
    44 alternatives to postmarketOS 

    postmarketOS (pmOS), is a touch-optimized, pre-configured Alpine Linux that can be installed on smartphones and other mobile devices. The project is at very early stages of development and is not usable for most users yet.

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