The Most Popular iPhone Apps of 2023 | Lifehacker

There are a lot of apps on Apple’s App Store. By some reviews, there are over 1.8 million choices to select from. So in case your app is among the many hottest packages of any given yr, it is best to undoubtedly pat your self on the again.

As it occurs, Apple simply introduced which iPhone and iPad apps have been among the many most downloaded in 2023. The firm broke these metrics into 4 classes per system: The high free apps, high paid apps, high free video games, and high paid video games. Plus, there is a record of the highest Apple Arcade video games of the yr.

What are the highest iPhone apps of 2023?

Topping probably the most downloaded free iPhone apps of the yr is Temu, the discounted market that has blown up prior to now yr. Whether you imagine that is resulting from its low costs on low-cost items, or its aggressive promoting campaigns, Temu stays an insanely fashionable app in 2023. Most of the opposite apps on this record aren’t stunning: You have choices like Max, Instagram, Google, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Gmail, however I feel it is attention-grabbing that Threads was extra fashionable than TikTook this yr. That’s virtually actually as a result of Threads is a model new app, and TikTook’s large consumer base already has the app, however it’s nonetheless a testomony to the Threads hype, not less than again at launch. (Hey, there isn’t any X on right here.)

The high paid iPhone app of the yr was Shadowrocket, a rules-based proxy utility that permits you to configure your iPhone or iPad’s web visitors by means of proxy servers. It’s like a VPN, however with much more management, and may also help safe your web connection. Also topping this record is HotSchedules, an worker scheduling app; Procreate Pocket, which brings Procreate instruments to your iPhone; and The Wonder Weeks, an app that helps you monitor why your child could be crying. I’ve heard about fewer of those apps, probably as a result of free apps simply steal the present as of late, however it’s attention-grabbing to dive into which apps have satisfied folks to spend cash.

MONOPOLY GO! was the highest free iPhone sport of the yr, with many different acquainted titles on the record, resembling Roblox, Subway Surfers, and Call of Duty: Mobile. Perhaps unsurprisingly, folks have been keen to spend probably the most cash on Minecraft this yr, with Heads Up! in second place.

You can try the total record under for each iPhone and iPad:

Top free iPhone apps

  1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire

  2. CapCut – Video Editor

  3. Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies

  4. Threads, an Instagram app

  5. TikTook

  6. Instagram

  7. Google

  8. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream

  9. WhatsApp Messenger

  10. Gmail – Email by Google

Top paid iPhone apps

  1. Shadowrocket

  2. HotSchedules

  3. Procreate Pocket

  4. The Wonder Weeks

  5. 75 Hard

  6. AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch

  7. Goblin Tools

  8. TonalEnergy Tuner & Metronome

  9. SkyView

  10. AnkiMobile Flashcards

Top free iPhone video games 


  2. Roblox

  3. Royal Match

  4. Subway Surfers

  5. Gardenscapes

  6. Call of Duty: Mobile

  7. Block Blast!

  8. Makeover Studio: Makeup Games

  9. Parking Jam 3D

  10. Survivor!.io

Top paid iPhone video games

  1. Minecraft

  2. Heads Up!

  3. Geometry Dash

  4. Bloons TD 6


  6. Papa’s Freezeria To Go!

  7. Plague Inc.

  8. Red’s First Flight

  9. Five Nights at Freddy’s

  10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Top free iPad apps

  1. Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies

  2. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream

  3. Netflix

  4. Google Chrome

  5. Disney+

  6. Goodnotes 6

  7. TikTook

  8. Amazon Prime Video

  9. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire

  10. Peacock TV: Stream TV & Movies

Top paid iPad apps

  1. Procreate

  2. Shadowrocket

  3. Nomad Sculpt

  4. forScore

  5. Toca Life: Hospital

  6. Bluebeam Revu for iPad

  7. Teach Your Monster to Read

  8. AnkiMobile Flashcards

  9. Endless Paper

  10. ToonSquid

Top free iPad video games

  1. Roblox

  2. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game

  3. Subway Surfers

  4. Royal Match

  5. Among Us!

  6. Duet Cats: Cute Cat Games

  7. Stumble Guys


  9. Bridge Race

  10. Gardenscapes

Top paid iPad video games

  1. Minecraft

  2. Geometry Dash

  3. Bloons TD 6

  4. Stardew Valley


  6. Five Nights at Freddy’s

  7. Red’s First Flight

  8. Poppy Playtime Chapter 1

  9. Plague Inc.

  10. Garten of Banban 2

Top Apple arcade video games

  1. NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition

  2. Cooking Mama: Cuisine!

  3. Bloons TD 6+

  4. Angry Birds Reloaded

  5. Sneaky Sasquatch

  6. Warped Kart Racers

  7. Hello Kitty Island Adventure


  9. Fruit Ninja Classic+

  10. Solitaire by MobilityWare+