Although the Windows 10 app store has started to grow more and more, users are still complaining about its severe lack of useful apps. While now you can install Instagram, Facebook and even Twitter on your desktop and just use them from there, the Windows 10 version of these apps might not be everyone’s cup of tea, because they still don’t have all the features their mobile versions possess. For example, the Instagram app for Windows 10 doesn’t offer the option to upload photos, which has been a major complaint among users thus far.
The reason for this huge lack of apps for Windows 10 is that developers are simply not attracted to optimize their apps for it, or to create new apps. While Microsoft has clearly put in a lot of effort to make it happen, it just doesn’t seem to work. Fortunately, there are ways to work around that. Keep reading to find out how to run iOS apps and games on your Windows 10.
How to Run iOS Apps and Games on Windows 10
So, you want to run all the apps you have on your iPhone or iPad on your Windows 10 PC or laptop. Well, fortunately that is truly doable. All you need is a good emulator, and you’re set. Running a trusted emulator software is the best way to use your iOS apps and games on your computer. There are plenty of good such programs for Windows 10, but perhaps the best ne (and the one we wholeheartedly recommend) is iPadian.
With this handy little program, you will be able to emulate an iPad interface on your Windows 10 computer, thus allowing you to play iOS games from the App Store, as well as use apps like you normally would on your iPad. However, while many users dislike Windows 10 for its lack of apps and think iPadian might be the answer, it still has a limited number of apps itself. The iOS emulator will not have all the apps in the App Store available for your desktop.
In fact, there are less than 10 games available in the game category, which is pretty lackluster. But it’s still better than nothing, isn’t it? And if the app you want to emulate for your desktop is indeed available in the App Store on iPadian, then installing it is a pretty good choice. If you were thinking about a specific app, or a specific set of apps you want to emulate, make sure they can be found in the iPadian App Store first. If they’re not there, chances are you won’t enjoy iPadian as much, although it will still make for a fun experiment.
How to Install iPadian
Perhaps the best thing about iPadian is that it’s very easy to install and use. You just need to download it on your computer and then install it just as you would any other program. There are no hidden tricks you need to know in order to do this, so it’s pretty great. And in order to make sure that you keep your experience as safe as possible, make sure the latest version of Adobe Flash Player is running on your computer alongside .NET framework.
After you install iPadian, you will notice that, just like a real iPad, the emulator already has Facebook and a few other essential apps installed on it. All you need to do now is install what you were wishing to try out, and maybe also give something new a chance. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your next favorite app.