How to get on iPhone 13 and older iPhones

Ever 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 any iOS 16 upgrade to add Dynamic Island to iPhone 13 series. Unfortunately, Apple didn’t add Dynamic Island to iOS 16 for older iPhones. Therefore, I only had the option of buying a new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max to use the new Dynamic Island.

Finally, in early 2023, I found the loophole to get Dynamic Island on every iPhone. Yes that’s right. 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 to the top of iPhone, here we show you how to use Dynamic Island on iPhone.

How to get Dynamic Island on iPhone

Remark: Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 16 or iOS 16.1.2. The latest iOS 16.2 update does not support this Dynamic Island app on iPhone.

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

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

It looks the same as Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Premium models. Another note you should know is that if you don’t need or don’t want to disable Dynamic Island, remember to disable Dynamic Island through the DynamicCow app or Altstore. Or else you have to go through the above method again from step 1.


By 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 guide above and installed DynamicCow without any problems. If you need more help regarding the same, don’t bother commenting.

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