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Can BlueStacks emulate iOS?

BlueStacks is great at Android emulation, but is iOS also a possibility?
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Android emulation through BlueStacks is great for playing mobile games on your phone. But what if you want to emulate an iPhone? Can BlueStacks emulate iOS?

While it’s true that Google’s Android operating system gets the majority of mobile and gacha games, there are instances where Apple’s darling OS gets priority.

One of the main examples of this is Apple Arcade, which lets mobile gamers pay a monthly subscription fee for access to a variety of games.

Enough history, though, let’s get into BlueStacks emulation and what that means for iOS.

Can BlueStacks emulate iOS?

While there is a fair amount of conflicting information out there, BlueStacks does not support iOS. iOS emulation is totally different than open-source Android emulation.

Because of this, BlueStacks maintains its focus on emulating Android devices. Mobile gamers using BlueStacks can use direct APKs, the Google Play store, TapTap, and more to download games.

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BlueStacks acting as an Android emulator (Credit: MobileBytes)

There are some options out there for iOS virtualization on PC, but those are different than software like BlueStacks.

Those options use AirPlay through something like 5KPlayer to give users iOS capabilities on PC.

But, again, that’s much different than what you are probably trying to accomplish.

At the end of the day, BlueStacks does one thing, and it does it very well – emulate the Android operating system. And, honestly, we’re ok with that.

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