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You can download the complete version of Guide: User Guide for Espier Apps (PDF)

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Brief Introduction

Espier apps provide the implementation in Apple’s iOS style for your Android devices. After installing the apps and setting them properly, you will get an “iOS” running on your Android devices in functions, user interfaces, and user experiences.

According to the features, Espier apps can be divided into three categories:

  1. System apps: Including Espier Launcher, Espier Screen Locker, Espier Notifications, and Espier Control Center. Espier Launcher runs as a HOME screen and you can launch other apps from it. On Android system, this type of app generally called as “launcher”. Espier Screen Locker provides the lock screen in iOS style. Espier Notifications provides the clear status bar, notification page and the alerts of notifications.EspierControlCenterprovides an express way to control the system functions, such as Wi-Fi, sound volume, screen brightness, and so on.
  2. Communication apps: Including Espier Dialer and Espier Messenger. These two apps can be used to replace the stock Phone, Contacts, and Messaging apps on Android system.
  3. Tools apps: Including Espier Clock, Espier Reminders, Espier Browsers, Espier Notes, Espier Voice Notes, and so on.
  4. Widget apps: These apps provide various widgets for Android apps. By now, we release Espier Music Controller.

In the beginning, Espier Studio releases Espier apps in iOS 6 style. In Sep. 2013, Apple announced the official release of iOS 7. The flat design of iOS 7 becomes popular and to be a tread. We start to release Espier apps in iOS 7 style since Sep. 2013. Different from other apps, we release Espier apps in iOS 7 style as separate apps instead of themes and skins. Because there are many differences between iOS 6 and iOS 7 in functions and user experiences, not only the flat design. In order to distinguish with the Espier apps in iOS 6 style, the names of Espier apps in iOS 7 style have the postfix “iOS7”. By now, we release Espier Launcher, Espier Notifications, Espier Screen Locker, andEspierControlCenterin iOS 7 style. We will release more apps in iOS 7 style in the near future.

For convenience, this guide uses the following notations to refer to a specific edition of Espier apps:

  1. Espier Launcher: The launcher in iOS 6 style.
  2. Espier Launcher iOS7: The launcher in iOS 7 style.
  3. Espier Launcher (iOS7): The launcher in iOS 6 or iOS 7 style.
  4. Settings: The Settings menu item or option on the screen.

The Licensing Mode of Espier Apps

Espier apps are widely loved by Android users. In order to develop more and better iOS 6/7 clones, Espier Studio uses the following mode to make money and create a win-win situation between us (the developer) and you (the users).

  1. We release free editions for all Espier apps. Some free editions are embedded with the third-party ad modules.
  2. If you want to use some features in the free editions, you need to pay for the extra licenses. You can buy Espier coins (a virtual currency designed by Espier Studio for global market) to check out for the extra licenses. However, we also provide some ways to gain the Espier coins without the real payment, for example, reporting the bugs, recommending your friends to use Espier apps, and so on.
  3. For users of Google Play, you can use the Pro editions of Espier apps directly. Pro editions are paid apps on Google Play. We remove the ad modules and all extra licenses in the Pro editions. Generally, the features of Pro editions are same as the free edition with all extra licenses enabled.
  1. As a rule, we release the free edition of a specific Espier app first. After some updates, we release the Pro edition. This can ensure there are few bugs in the Pro edition.
  2. Because of the reason above, we update the free editions more frequently than the Pro editions.

Espier Features

Espier apps not only clone the features of iOS 6/7 apps, but also provide users with more convenient and practical features:

  1. Espier Launcher (iOS7) provides support for widgets, hiding icons, locking icons, adjusting the icon layout, designing icons, and online gallery.
  2. Espier Notifications (iOS7) provides the express tool bar, customization of the operator name and the background of the notification page.
  3. Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) provides the customization of unlock text, the operator name, the wallpaper of lock screen, and the pattern of the slide block.

Installation

If you want to get the iOS 6 style, please download and install the following apps successively:

  1. Espier Launcher;
  2. Espier Notifications;
  3. Espier Screen Locker;
  4. Espier Music Controller;
  5. Other Espier apps.

 If you want to get the iOS 7 style, please download and install the following apps successively:

  1. Espier Launcher iOS7;
  2. Espier Notifications iOS7;
  3. Espier Screen Locker iOS7;
  4. Espier Music Controller;
  5. Other Espier apps.
  1. Only if you installed Espier Launcher (iOS7), Espier Notifications (iOS7), and Espier Screen Locker (iOS7), you can experience the perfect iOS 6/7 style on your Android devices.
  2. Some features of Espier Launcher (iOS7) and Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) are dependent on Espier Notifications (iOS7).
  3. In order to show the music control widgets on the launcher, the lock screen, the notification page, and the control center page, we recommend you install Espier Music Controller. 

Technically speaking, you can use Espier apps in iOS 6 style and Espier apps in iOS 7 style at the same time, and you can also use Espier apps separately. However, you should note that:

  1. Please do not enable Espier Notifications and Espier Notifications iOS7 at the same time. You should make sure there is only one notification app being enabled in system’s Accessibility. To avoid some issues, the simplest way is uninstalling the redundant notification app. For example, if you use Espier Notifications iOS7, you should uninstall Espier Notifications which is in iOS 6 style.
  2. Please do not enable Espier Screen Locker and Espier Screen Locker iOS7 simultaneously.

Espier Apps List

All released Espier apps in iOS 6 style are listed in the following table:

Espier Launcher i6 (3.6.2)

Espier Launcher i6 (3.6.2)

Not only clones the Apple's classic Home Screen for your Android devices!
Samsung | Amazon

Espier Launcher i6 HD (3.2.1)

Espier Launcher i6 HD (3.2.1)

Not only clones the Apple's classic Home Screen for your Android devices!
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Notifications i6 (1.4.8)

Espier Notifications i6 (1.4.8)

Clones the Apple classical status bar, notification page for your device!
Samsung | Amazon

Espier Screen Locker i6 (1.6.0)

Espier Screen Locker i6 (1.6.0)

The best and most popular Apple's classic Screen Locker.
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Dialer i6 (2.2.0)

Espier Dialer i6 (2.2.0)

The best Apple's classical style Phone and Contacts app for Android phone.
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Could not find org.espier.browser in the locale of en.

Could not find org.espier.clock in the locale of en.

Could not find org.espier.reminder in the locale of en.

All released Espier apps in iOS 7 style are listed in the following table:

Espier Launcher i7 (1.4.7)

Espier Launcher i7 (1.4.7)

Not only clones the Apple's flat-style Home Screen for your Android devices!
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Launcher i7 HD (1.2.1)

Espier Launcher i7 HD (1.2.1)

Not only clones the Apple's flat-style Home Screen for your Android devices!
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Notifications i7 (1.6.0)

Espier Notifications i7 (1.6.0)

This is a flat stylea personalized status bar, notification page for Espier Apps.
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Screen Locker i7 (1.6.0)

Espier Screen Locker i7 (1.6.0)

This app provides a lock screen in flat style for your Android devices.
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Dialer i7 (1.2.0)

Espier Dialer i7 (1.2.0)

The best dialer and contacts app for Android phone in Apple's flat style.
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier PrivChat (3.6.0)

Espier PrivChat (3.6.0)

A UNIQUE MOBILE SOCIAL APP, DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR PRIVACY PROTECTION!
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

Espier Control Center i7 (1.4.0)

Espier Control Center i7 (1.4.0)

This app clones the iOS7 Control Center for your Android devices.
Samsung (Pro) | Amazon (Pro)

 

Relationship among Espier Apps

As previously mentioned, Espier Notifications (iOS7), Espier Screen Locker (iOS7), and Espier Control Center iOS7 are seen as the plugins of Espier Launcher (iOS7). But you can also use them without Espier Launcher (iOS7) separately.

However, some features of Espier Launcher (iOS7), Espier Screen Locker (iOS7), and Espier Notifications (iOS7) need others to work properly. This section will introduce the relationship among these Espier apps.

Espier Notifications (iOS7) mainly provides the clear status bar and notification page in iOS style. But if you want to show badges on icons on the home screen of Espier Launcher (iOS7), you need to install Espier Notifications (iOS7), and follow the steps below to setup the app properly:

  1. Tap Espier Hub -> Plugins for Launcher, enable Espier Notifications (iOS7), and then tap Espier Notifications (iOS7) Settings option to enter into the setting page of Espier Notifications (iOS7). You should enable the Espier Notifications (iOS7) service in the system’s Accessibility. If you want to show the clear status bar in iOS style, you need to enable Clear Status Bar switcher.
  2. Tap Espier Hub -> Plugins for Launcher, enable Espier Notifications (iOS7), and then tap Espier Notifications (iOS7) Settings option to enter into the setting page of Espier Notifications (iOS7). Tap Notification Center and enter into the Notification Center page. Tap one app and enable Notification Center switcher and Badge App Icon switcher in the subsequent page. When there is a new notification of this app, you will see there is a badge on the upper-right corner of the app icon on the icon page of Espier Launcher (iOS7).
  3. If you want to hide the SmartBar of some customized Android systems (e.g., Meizu MX2), you can install and setup Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly as described above, and then tap Espier Hub -> Preferences -> Advance. Enable Full Screen switcher in the subsequent page. Espier Launcher (iOS7) will show in full screen mode and the SmartBar will be hidden.

If you installed Espier Screen Locker (iOS7), you need to install Espier Notifications (iOS7) simultaneously. Or you can bypass the passcode lock when you enter Emergency Call or Camera from the lock screen. If you want to show notifications on the lock screen, you also need to install and setup Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly:

  1. Tap Espier Hub -> Plugins for Launcher, enable Espier Notifications (iOS7), and then tap Espier Notifications (iOS7) Settings option to enter into the setting page of Espier Notifications (iOS7). Tap Notification Center and enter into the Notification Center page. Tap one app and enable Notification Center switcher and View on Lock Screen switcher in the subsequent page. When your device is locked and there is a new notification of the app, Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) will show the notification on the lock screen.
  2. If you slide one notifications shown on the lock screen, Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) will launch the corresponding app of the notification directly instead of the default launcher, after your unlock the passcode (if there is passcode lock).

Espier Music Controller provides some music player widgets in different styles. You can select one to show on Espier Launcher (iOS7), Espier Screen Locker (iOS7), and/orEspierControlCenteriOS7:

  1. For Espier Launcher (iOS7), enable Widget on Taskbar switcher on Preferences page, select Espier Music Controller (Taskbar) widget, this widget will replace the default express toolbar on the leftmost place of taskbar.
  2. For Espier Screen Locker, enable Widget switcher on the setting page and select Espier Music Controller (Lock Screen). After this, you can slide the time region horizontally on the lock screen to show the widget.
  3. For Espier Screen Locker iOS7, enable Widget switcher on the setting page and select Espier Music Controller iOS7 (Lock Screen). After this, you can slide the time region vertically on the lock screen to show the widget.
  4. For Espier Control Center iOS7, tap the center region of the control center page (there is a prompting text), or in the setting page of Espier Control Center iOS7, enable Widget switcher and select Espier Music Controller iOS7 (Control Center) widget. You will control the music player on the control center page.

Besides these, if you use Espier Launcher iOS7 and Espier Screen Locker iOS7 at the same time, after unlocked the screen, Espier Launcher iOS7 will have a water-dropping animation in iOS 7 style. Please make sure enable Animation switcher in Preferences -> Advance.

User Guide of Espier Apps

  1. Espier Launcher (iOS 7) - Newbie Guide
  2. Espier Screen Locker (iOS 7) - Newbie Guide
  3. Espier Notification (iOS 7) - Newbie Guide
  4. Espier Contor Center iOS 7 - Newbie Guide
  5. Espier Music Controller - Newbie Guide

The Genuine Validation and How to Get Espier Coins

  1. The Genuine Validation and How to get (buy) Espier Coins

 

FAQs

Espier Launcher (iOS7)

If you have get a licence, but try to "Genuine Validation" still tell you is a "Your licence is expired".

Please reinstall Espier Launcher and make you Wifi is open. Try to "Genuine Validation" for Espier Launcher, Screen Lock Plugin or other Espier Apps. If it is still tell you is a "Your licence is expired", please "clean data" of Browser which you use it visit Espier Mobile Portal, relogin it, and make sure the "Transfer Licenses" is ON. 

How to give us feedback, about apps of issues and comments.

You can submit apps of issues and comments and screenshots in our bugzilla system (http://bugzilla.espier.org). It is help us to find problem faster. And if we confirmed, we will give you 100GIFT Coins. Note: Registered mail is the same as mail for Espier Mobile Portal.

Why Espier Launcher lags when returned from an application?

This is because of the LowMemoryKiller of Android system. When you run some applications which use much memory such as browser and/or video player, the system will kill some background applications to save the memory for the foreground application. When you return from those applications to Espier Launcher, Espier Launcher needs to restart. Therefore, the launcher will lag. To solve this problem, please set Espier Launcher as the default home app and restart your system. 

How to switch to the stock launcher

First, tap the Settings app on the home screen of the current launcher (You can also get the entry to Settings app by press MENU button). Second, find and enter into Applications (or Apps) entry. In the subsequent screen, find your current default launcher (e.g., Espier Launcher) and tap it. You will get a screen which contains some options for the default launcher. Then you can tap “Clear defaults” option. After this, when you press HOME button, the system will prompt you an app list which contains all launchers installed on your system. Now you can change the default launcher to be the stock one.

How to find the hidden icons

On any icon page of Espier Launcher (iOS7), you can use the pinch-out gesture to enter the hidden screen to show the hidden icons. If you turn off “No Lock for Hidden Icons” switcher in Lock Mode screen in Preferences -> Hiding & Locking Icon, you will be asked to enter the passcode to access the hidden icons.

How to change the icon layout (I want to have five icon rows)

Tap Espier Hub -> Preferences -> Icon Layout and Font. In the subsequent screen, you can change the icon size, the number of icon rows/columns, font size and the title color. After changed them, you can tap the Done on the header of this screen to apply your changes. Note that there is Best Fit option in Icon Size screen. This option will give you the best icon size according to your icon layout settings. In the most cases, you should use Best Fit option.

How to adjust the icon layout under Pad mode

Under Pad mode, Espier Launcher (iOS7) does not provide to change the icon layout. Because under Pad mode, the launcher will show the icons in portrait and landscape, this prevents implementing of the different icon layouts. Therefore, under Pad mode, the launcher only supports five columns with four rows in landscape and four columns with five rows in portrait. Besides this, Pad mode only works when your screen resolution is larger than 640x480.

How to show the clear status bar

You need to install and setup Espier Notifications (iOS7) to show the clear status bar. In the Settings page of Espier Notifications (iOS7), enable Espier Notifications (iOS7) service in your system’s Accessibility and turn on Clear Status Bar switcher.

How to show badge on app icon

You need to install and setup Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly to show the app icon badges. First, in the Settings page of Espier Notifications (iOS7), enable Espier Notifications (iOS7) service in your system’s Accessibility. Second, put your app to be in notification center of Espier Notifications (iOS7), and enable Badge App Icon switcher for the app.

Why the badge can not work for some apps

This is because some apps (for example, WhatsApp) send the notifications as Android remote views and no any text. Under these cases, Espier Notifications (iOS7) can not get the content of the notifications and broadcast the new notifications to other Espier apps, including Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) and Espier Launcher (iOS7). To resolve this issue, you can enable Alert for status change switcher in the notification center for the specific app. After this, when Espier Notifications (iOS7) found there was a change in the remote view of the notification of the app, it will generate an alert and broadcast it to other Espier apps. The badge will work.

How to show widgets

Espier Launcher (iOS7) provides support for widgets. However, you can not show widgets on app icon pages. You should first to set the widget mode in Preferences -> Widget Pages. You can choose to show the widget pages in Double Deck, Single Deck, or Single Page. After this, press MENU button and choose Add item. You can add a widget or a shortcut to the current widget page. Note that you need to get an extra license to support widget page if you are using Espier Launcher iOS7.

Why the launcher can not show in landscape on my pad

Espier Launcher (iOS7) can run in Pad mode automatically when your device is a pad. However, if you device is not a well-known Android pad (tablet), the launcher will run Phone mode. You can tap Espier Hub -> Preferences -> Advance, and then change the device mode to be Pad mode manually. If the launcher still can not show in landscape on your device, please make sure that you enabled Auto-rotate screen switcher in your system’s Settings app.

Why the launcher lags when returned from an app

This is because of the LowMemoryKiller of Android system. When you run some apps which use much memory such as a browser and/or a video player, the system will kill some background apps to save the memory for the foreground app. When you return from those apps to Espier Launcher (iOS7), the launcher needs to restart. Therefore, the launcher will lag. To solve this problem, we have tried our best to reduce the memory usage of the launcher, but it still lags under some extreme cases. Therefore, we recommend that: first, set Espier Launcher (iOS7) as the default launcher; second, kill some background apps in time; third, restart your system periodically (every one day or two days).

Why the clear status bar overlaps with the system status bar

On some customized Android system (for example, MIUI V5), this issue may occur. In this case, you need to install and setup Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly, and turn on Full Screen option in Preferences -> Advanced of the launcher. After this, the launcher will show in full screen. This will avoid the overlap of the clear status bar and the system stock status bar, and hide SmartBar or the virtual key bar on some systems when the launcher is showed.

Espier Notification (iOS7)

Why must open the "Espier Notification" in the "Accessibility"?

The work of the espier notification plugin is based on some of the services in the system auxiliary functions, so need to open the "Espier Notification" to ensure the normal operation of the espier notification plugin. Because of this, not be able to run the espier notification plugin in some streamlined system of auxiliary functions.

What to do if notification can not be displayed on the lock screen or on the desktop icon?

Please do that:

First, please set the Espier Notification is ON, and the “Notification Servive” is ON, it can make sure you can receive the notifications.

Second, set the application “In Notification Center” which application you want receive the notification.

Third, if you want the notification view in the Espier Screen lock, you need set the “View in Lock Screen” is ON, or if you want the notification view in the icon, please set the “Badge App Icon” is ON.

Whether need to re-pay if you uninstall and update the new version, and has purchase?

The license will be valid permanently and will apply to all subsequent updates of the plugin.

How to buy a new license?

Please tap About -> Genuine Validation in the setting screen of the plugin, then tap Get Valid License in the result dialog box. This will guide you visit the purchase page of our website (http://3g.espier.mobi) if you has registered. If not, the site will ask you register yourself first.

 In the purchase webpage, buy the license, then back to tap About -> Genuine Validation, the license will be there.

I can not see any notifications in the notification page

Espier Notifications (iOS7) acts as a service of Android Accessibility module to fetch and manage all notifications which are sent from various apps to the system. Therefore, you need to enable Espier Notification (iOS7) service in your Accessibility first. Because of the limitation of Android Accessibility mechanism, you can not enable multiple accessibility services at the same time. Therefore, you need to make sure that there is only one Espier Notifications (iOS7) service is enabled, especially when you installed Espier Notifications and Espier Notifications iOS7 simultaneously.

Can not show the alerts of the notifications from some apps (such as What’s App)

This is because some apps (for example, WhatsApp) send the notifications as Android remote views and without any text. In these cases, Espier Notifications (iOS7) can not get the content of the notifications and broadcast the new notifications to other Espier apps, including Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) and Espier Launcher (iOS7). To resolve this issue, you can enable Alert for status change switcher in the notification center for the specific app. After this, when Espier Notifications (iOS7) found there was a change in the remote view of the notification of the app, it will generate an alert and broadcast it to other Espier apps. The alert styles (banners or alert boxes) and icon badge will work.

How to show the clear status bar on MIUI

Tap Settings -> Apps -> Espier Notifications (iOS7). In the subsequent screen, enable Show floating window switcher

After installed Espier Notifications and Espier Notifications iOS7/Pro, the notifications can not work

Because of the limitation of Android Accessibility mechanism, you can not enable multiple accessibility services at the same time. Therefore, you need to make sure that there is only one Espier Notifications (iOS7) service is enabled, especially when you installed Espier Notifications and Espier Notifications iOS7 simultaneously.

The signal strength shows in error

This occurs generally on dual-SIM-card phones. Because the APIs on such phone systems are different from the standard Android, we can not get the signal strength correctly.

How to change the color of the clear status bar

You can change the color of the clear status bar per app. Enter into the Notification Center page of Espier Notifications (iOS7). Find the app you want to change the color and tap it. In the subsequent page, tap Status Bar Color. Then enable Custom Color switcher and select one color for the status bar in the palette.

Why my icon badge does not work

First, you must use Espier Launcher (iOS7) to show the badges on app icons; the stock launcher and the third-party launcher do not support icon badge. Second, if you are using Espier Launcher (iOS7), please make sure that you have only one service of Espier Notifications (iOS7) enabled in Accessibility and setup the apps in the notification center of Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly.

Why I can not see notifications on the lock screen?

First, you must use Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) to show the notifications on the lock screen; the stock lock screen and the third-party lock screen apps do not support this feature. Second, if you are using Espier Screen Locker (iOS7), please make sure that you have only one service of Espier Notifications (iOS7) enabled in Accessibility and setup the apps in the notification center of Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly.

Why the stock system notification page will be shown sometimes?

When you enabled “iOS-style Notification Page” switcher, pulling down from the center and the right of the clear status bar will display the notification page in iOS style; pulling down from the left of the clear status bar will display the system stock notification page. This is a design for your convenience. Because some notifications sent from the Android system can not be caught by Espier Notifications (iOS7), you need the stock notification page to access them.

Besides this, when you disable the switcher, you can still access the notification page in iOS style by pulling down from the left of the status bar.

Espier Screen Locker (iOS7)

Why open the the espier lock screen, system will double lock screen?

First of all, when in the espier lock screen open,will be forced to shut down the system lock screen. But  the system lock screen may automatically restart. So in the espier lock screen settings set manually shut down the system lock screen. If some systems are does not have close the system lock screen items,and the system lock-screen services automatically restart, will lead to double lock screen appears.

Whether need to re-pay if you uninstall and update the new version, and has purchase?

The license will be valid permanently and will apply to all subsequent updates of the plugin.

How to buy a new license?

Please tap About -> Genuine Validation in the setting screen of the plugin, then tap Get Valid License in the result dialog box. This will guide you visit the purchase page of our website (http://3g.espier.mobi) if you has registered. If not, the site will ask you register yourself first.

In the purchase webpage, buy the license, then back to tap About -> Genuine Validation, the license will be there.

Why I can not see notifications on the lock screen?

First, you must install Espier Notifications (iOS7) to work with Espier Screen Locker (iOS7).Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) itself can not get notifications from the system. Second, please make sure that you have only one service of Espier Notifications (iOS7) enabled in Accessibility and setup the apps in the notification center of Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly.

Why I can bypass the passcode lock when I access the Emergency Call or Camera from the lock screen

You need to install and setup Espier Notifications (iOS7) properly. Espier Notifications (iOS7) can monitor the status of Espier Screen Locker’s status and lock the screen after you access the Emergency call or Camera from the lock screen. If you do not want to install Espier Notifications (iOS7), you can just turn off Camera and Emergency Call in the Setting page of Espier Screen Locker (iOS7).

How to activate the widget on the lock screen

For Espier Screen Locker, enable Widget switcher on the Settings page and select Espier Music Controller (Lock Screen) or other widget in 4x1 or 5x1 size. After this, you can slide the time region horizontally on the lock screen to show the widget.

For Espier Screen Locker iOS7, enable Widget switcher on the Settings page and select Espier Music Controller iOS7 (Lock Screen) or other widget in 4x1` or 5x1 size. After this, you can slide the time region vertically on the lock screen to show the widget.

Why I can not see the lock screen immediately after rebooted my phone

This is because Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) runs as a normal (user) app instead of a system app. Android will start system apps first, then the default launcher, and then the normal apps. Therefore, Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) can not start immediately after rebooted your phone. 

Why the stock lock screen still shows?

This issue occurred on the old version of Espier Screen Locker (iOS7). If you use the latest version, the stock lock screen will be automatically killed by Espier Screen Locker (iOS7).

Espier Dialer (iOS7)

Why the dialer does not show the number and the name of an incoming call

This occurs on some customized Android systems. You need to let the system trust Espier Dialer: tap the system Settings -> Apps -> Espier Dialer (iOS7) -> Permission Management, and then enable “I trust this app” option.

Why the outgoing/incoming call UIs in iOS style can not show

If you use the free edition of Espier Dialer (iOS7), you need to get an extra license to use this feature. However, you will get a ten-day evaluation license for the full version since your first installation. After the evaluation expired, you need to get the full version license for this feature.

If the feature can not work in the evaluation period, this is because of the limitation of your system (especially a customized system). In this case, there is no any valid work-around to avoid this. Please make sure that this feature can work properly when you pay for the full version license.

About Pro Version of Espier Apps

What’s Pro edition

The Pro edition is only for users of Google Play. In addition to downloading charges, there are no any other charges. With the Pro edition, we tried to provide you with a pure app. All features are enabled and all ads are removed. 

Is there any limitation with the Pro edition

Yes, there is. You use your Google Play account download a Pro edition, you can at most run the same app on three devices.


User Community

You can use the following INTERNET resources to communicate with the developer and other users of Espier apps:

  1. Visit http://bugzilla.espier.org to file a bug of Espier apps.
  2. Visit http://3g.espier.mobi/en/sns/app-community to communicate with the developer.
  3. Join the Espier-Apps Google Groups (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/espier-apps) for easy communication with the developer and other users of Espier apps.

Getting More Help

After reading this user guide, if you still can not resolve your problems when using Espier apps and/or Espier Mobile Portal site, you can send messages to developer@espier.org (for Espier apps) or useradmin@espier.org (for Espier Mobile Portal site). We will try our best to help you.