Are you developing a website or a Web App and you want to test the compatibility with an iPhone? If you’re not in possess of a real iDevice, you’ll be able to complete the task using one of the many emulators available on the Internet.
What are them? How do you use them? I’ll answer these questions in a minute, just keep reading this guide about how to emulate an iPhone on PC so that you can test all your creations on an Apple Smartphone without owning one yourself.
If you’re using a computer with Windows and you want to know how to emulate an iPhone on PC, one of the best solutions that tou can use is MobiOne. It is a program that allows you to develop apps for iPhone and other mobile platforms which also includes an iPhone emulator to test the softwares and websites. It’s not free, but it has a free trial version that lasts for 14 days.
In order to start the iPhone emulator included in MobiOne, all you have to do is run the application, open the menu Tools and finally click Test center. It will then appear a “copy” of an iPhone which you can use to browse the Internet and test your applications.
If you’re using a Mac, instead, you can use an official iPhone emulator included in Xcode, the software made in Apple needed to develop apps for iOS. In order to start the emulator, from Xcode, select the voice Xcode -> Open Developer Tool -> iOS Simulator from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
If you want more info about how to develop an app for iPhone, test it and then publish it on the App Store, read my detailed guide about the topic.
Lastly, if you don’t have large claims and you want to emulate an iPhone on PC just to find out how your blog/website is seen from the smartphone, you can always use Online iPhone Simulator, a free online service that, without installing anything on your computer, allows you to visit any web page just like you would from an iPhone.
It’s very well done graphically speaking and it allows you to virtually test different models of iPhone: iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and also others, like iPad and Samsung Galaxy S3.