Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are the company’s only handsets that natively support the Dynamic Island feature, and while a jailbreak tweak dubbed Dynamic Peninsula could bring a similar experience to notched devices, not everyone currently has access to a jailbreak — especially if they’re using iOS 16.
Interestingly enough, it seems that developer matteozappia has found a way to enable the Dynamic Island on all iOS 16 devices by way of the MacDirtyCow bug. It comes in the form of a sideloadable app called DynamicCow.
As you can see in the screenshot examples above, DynamicCow enables the same Dynamic Island feature that iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Max users get on other devices. In this case, it’s an iPhone X.
Not only does the minimized Dynamic Island appear how it should, but so too do interactions, such as expanding the Dynamic Island to see things such as Now Playing information.
The DynamicCow app has two settings built into it; one for the iPhone 14 Pro and the other for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Users should choose their option cases on the display resolution of their device to best fit their screen.
DynamicCow can be sideloaded onto any iOS 16 device with utilities such as AltStore or Sideloady. Older versions of iOS aren’t supported since the Dynamic Island was first introduced in iOS 16. Obviously, as this is a MacDirtyCow bug add-on, any changes will revert upon a reboot.