Dynamic Island: How To Get on iPhone 13 & Older iPhones


Since I saw the new Dynamic Island on both iPhone 14 premium models, I kept trying to get Dynamic Island on my iPhone 13 model. Even I waited for every iOS 16 upgrade to add Dynamic Island to the iPhone 13 series. Sadly, Apple did not add Dynamic Island on iOS 16 for older iPhones. Hence, I only had the option to buy a new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max to use the new Dynamic Island.

Finally, at the beginning of 2023, I found the loophole to get Dynamic Island on any iPhone. Yes, that’s true. The iOS developer, Matteo Zappia, designed the new third-party app DynamicCow as the Dynamic Island alternative for older iPhone models. So if you want to add a cute notch or floating Island on the top of the iPhone, here we will show you how to use Dynamic Island on iPhone.

How To Get Dynamic Island On iPhone

Note: Make sure your iPhone runs iOS 16 or iOS 16.1.2. The latest iOS 16.2 update won’t support this Dynamic Island app on iPhone.

  1. First, install the third-party app store Altstore on your iPhone.
  2. Launch the Altstore and sign in with Apple ID.
  3. Go to this link and download the DynamicCow IPA file.
  4. Then, open Altstore and go to the My Apps tab.
  5. Tap the Plus icon at the top.
  6. Select the recent download DynamicCow IPA file.
  7. After installing DynamicCow, please open it and select the layout from iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.
  8. Now, tap on Enable.
  9. That’s it.

After following the above steps, you can have the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island on your older iPhone model. 

It will look the same as Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Premium models. Another note you should know that if you don’t need or wish to turn off Dynamic Island, do not forget to disable Dynamic Island from the DynamicCow app or Altstore. Or else, you must go through the above method again from step 1.


Using AltStore and installing the DynamicCow IPA file, you can download and use Dynamic Island on iPhone 13 or any other iPhone model. I hope you followed the above guide and installed DynamicCow without any issues. If you need more help regarding the same, don’t bother to comment.

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By Govind
Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).
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