6 of the best prank apps for Android

6 of the best prank apps for Android
Pranks have probably existed, in some way or another, since the dawn of mankind. Thus, it's no wonder that applications which let you prepare and execute various pranks have quickly made their way into app stores.

If you're looking for the best prank apps for Android, we'll save you the trouble of browsing Google Play - which contains a lot of apps that just don't do what they're supposed to do - by presenting you the list below. Of course, since pranks are silly by definition, you shouldn't expect anything too serious from the apps that we're listing (in alphabetical order). If you've discovered other great prank apps, feel free to let us know about them.



1. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You'd have to be brain dead to fall for any of these apps..

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

What if number 3 makes them drop your phone?

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Touchwiz should be in the list. Samsung offered TW as fuid UI but IRL it lags.

4. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

I love my touchwiz on my Note 4. You guys are gonna have to try harder.

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Ok, could you explain, using your own words and experiences how you experience this lag? because actual tests I see, are done on non equal devices, and then they say like the gallery lags, yet on the non touchwiz device they have like 3 pictures in the gallery but on the touchwiz they have 50+ images. 50+ takes longer to load then 3? you don't say... If you have experienced it on your own, for example going from a samsung device to other and felt the experience to be better without touchwiz then you could maybe give actual examples? if you are just quoting someone and don't have any actual experience with it, please stop, the whole "someone said that someone said that someone said that touchwiz lags" is amazingly silly, it is like people quoting the obvious fake health/orwhatever ads from facebook that have quotes claiming something random. Just because it is on the internet somewhere does not make it true. You need to make sure what is posted has actual support from other places, one source saying one thing is no different then a person telling you to jump off a cliff and win a million dollar's and not to worry about because there's a net at the bottom. Would you believe that?

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Im using a Galaxy S4 as my daily driver. I know it lags, hiccup and slow loading times.

7. RajRicardo

Posts: 505; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

If you've used the A5 or A7, you would'nt say that. Touchwiz is wickedly fast in those 64bit devices. Samsung is trimming down touchwiz so the next update to S4 will hopefully fix the lag. :)

8. Skizzo

Posts: 437; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Ok I'll try to give examples from my own experience... I've had the S3 for a couple of years (a full year as a daily driver) and it did lag, stutter, and just generally snag on some occasions while using TW. I had to root my phone, tweak, and switch launchers before the "lag" was gone. Point is, while Touchwiz is ambitious, and "feature packed" it also makes simple operations seem less smooth due to the heavy resource hogging that all those TW features need. Examples of slow-down or "lag" that I experienced are minimal but noticeable with things like gallery (with many pictures), swiping pictures, scrolling all contacts top to bottom with a quick swipe up/down, home screen transitions with widgets, app drawer screen transitions with many pages in quick succession, and many other little examples that don't come to mind now but are noticeable when using every day. Now, it's NOWHERE near as bad as some Samsung haters will claim it is, since it's barely noticeable at times, and a mild annoyance at it's worst. It's still a generally "smooth" performance overall. However, when you use a different brand with a different IU side by side (with similar amount of apps, pics, widgets, etc.) or simply root the phone, delete most of the"S" apps, do some necessary customizing, and switch to a different launcher, it makes a difference, hence, Touchwiz IS to blame for some degree of "lag" or slow-down, or whatever you wanna call it. Hope that answers your question in an unbiased way. I like Samsung, and I hope they manage to trim it down a bit while keeping it as user friendly and intuitive as it has always been. Looking forward to the S6.

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hmm well yes Touchwiz is very ambitious, and I won't deny it can cause some lag, but my experience when I cloned my setup to a friends htc phone, (I think it was one x, same release year as sgs3) Once both phones had stuff bogging them down I didn't really feel any difference. That said, yes if you root and mod phones, remove things you personally consider bloat, then it will be faster, no disagreeing there, but at least to me, I rooted my sgs3, messed around, went meh and went back to standard, the different to me really felt minimal, though I will not deny that it can simply be that I don't find such things as annoying as others do. Knowing what goes on behind the scene I generally don't mind if there is a little lag loading gallery or certain apps, and I don't see any real stock vs stock difference. All that said, I just want to make it clear, that what I dislike is the whole "touchwiz lags!!!" screaming, where people clearly haven't actually used touchwiz for more then a few brief seconds or just watched video with "tests" and most of it is just sad to see people repeating stuff without actually giving it a thought or two. Though touchwiz clearly has come a long way since sgs3, on g5 lollipop feels much snappier, so it has definitely improved, but has never really felt as a problem, at least to me :)

10. moizbadri

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

A prank made for youngsters, hand over your mobile to anyone you like and ask them to take your pic. Pretend as if you are giving a pose. They will click the camera and instead of taking your photo camera will click their picture, and the best part is they won't know their pic is captured. Enjoy Search for - Steal Photo (Snap Someone's Pic Without Them Knowing It)

11. moizbadri

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

The ultimate whatsapp prank app. Type in the username, select a DP, type the messages as you want and take the screenshot to share. Give it a try. Search for Prank for WhatsApp - Create fake chats to trick your friends/family

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