Review: Give your Android tablet or phone Apple style with iOS 7 Lockscreen Parallax 3D

Add an iOS 7-style parallax 3D lock screen to your Android device with this ad-supported app.

Add an Apple-style lock screen to your Android tablet or phone with iOS 7 Lockscreen Parallax HD. This free (but ad-supported) app from Apper Shopper replaces your usual lock screen with a close copy of iOS 7's parallax 3D wallpaper and functionality. With connectivity, battery, and camera buttons discreetly accompanying svelte time, day, and date displays, the Zen-like purity of the iOS design makes a nice alternative to the usual Android clutter -- once you're past some ads, that is.

As we noted, some ads stand between you and iOS 7 Lockscreen's setup options, and again when you exit the settings. But you can remove them by trying a sponsored app through a verification link in the settings. The settings also let us set iOS 7 Lockscreen as the default lock screen, allow pin lock, change the date format, and disable parallax 3D effects (if your device can't handle them). We could choose Sky or Glitter themes or use our own galleries for wallpaper, too. We really like the Sky theme's 3D effect!

We set iOS 7 Lockscreen as default and then locked and unlocked our phone. The Apple-style lock screen appeared. Sliding unlocked our phone with a quick, smooth motion. The developer is upfront about using ads to pay the bills, and you don't have to jump through many hoops to make them go away. It's worth the minor nuisance to add iOS 7 Lockscreen Parallax to your tablet or phone. The classic minimalism of the iOS design works just as well on Android devices.

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