Top Most Downloaded iPhone Apps in 2020

Most Downloaded iPhone and iPad Apps

If I asked, “Which are the most downloaded iOS apps”, most of you would name the ones that wouldn’t bring any surprises. Spoiling the party of some of the biggest names in the business, there are quite a few wildcards that have rocked the App Store in the first quarter of this year—as far as numbers are concerned.

Seeing the phenomenal success of some of the not so well known apps, we have been compelled to list out the most downloaded iPhone apps this year. Check out if some of your favorite apps have found the place in the elite league or missed out. Ditto, you might not yet have come across some of the apps that have surpassed famous names!

1. Tik Tok

Tik Tok iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

I know many of you may not have heard about “Tik Tok” let alone believing that it has taken the first the quarter of 2018 by the storm in China. Also known as Douyin, it’s an exciting music video and social media app.

It lets you shoot and edit short clips with several impressive tools. You can also add music and special effects to adorn your videos. As per reports, Tik Tok was downloaded 45.8 million times in the first quarter of 2018.

Price: Free

2. YouTube

YouTube iPhone and iPad App Screenshot
I don’t think most of you would be surprised to see YouTube in this covetous list. Deservedly ranked at number one in photo and video category and achieved four and a half stars out of 50.5K ratings, the entertainment has been reportedly downloaded 35.3 million times in the first quarter of this year.

For those unfamiliar, you can use it to watch movies, fun-loving videos, tech reviews and more. It lets you stream music and also catch up with live news as well as what’s making headlines. What’s more, you can also make a special playlist and even share your favorite videos with your friends.

Price: Free

3. WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“WhatsApp Messenger” doesn’t need any introduction, does it? Ranked as the number one app in social networking category and got four and a half stars out of 64.6K ratings, the messaging app is ruling the roost with more than 1, 500 million active users. According to the report, it has been downloaded over 33.8 million times in the first three months of this year.

The Facebook-owned messaging app has added several all-new features recently. And the ones that are getting plenty of attention are WhatsApp Payment (currently available only in India) and group video calling.

Price: Free

4. Messenger

Messenger iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

If you are using Facebook, it would be tough for you to stay away from Messenger. In terms of popularity, it’s right behind WhatsApp.

From letting you rev up messaging with tons of fun-loving GIFs to play games with your friend without leaving the chat, it’s got almost everything you would want to express all the colors of your emotions. The app has racked up 31.3 million downloads in the first quarter of this year.

Price: Free

5. Instagram

Instagram iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Boasting around 800 million users, Instagram makes sharing photos and videos absolute fun. The app features some impressive editing tools to let you decorate your shots elegantly. No doubt, it’s fast becoming a must-have asset for the folks who like being surrounded by trending clips. Talking about the numbers, it is right behind Messenger with whopping 31 million downloads.

Price: Free

6. Facebook

Facebook iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Despite the data row, Facebook continues to rule the chart. Loaded with numerous attractive features, the social networking app has got plenty to let you express yourself and stay connected with friends and followers. As for numbers, it’s comfortably placed at number six with 29.4 million downloads.

Price: Free

7. WeChat

WeChat iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

WeChat is the most loved messaging app in China. Hence, I always expect it to be among the most downloaded apps. Though the app is ranked at 24th place in social networking category, it’s lashed with all the fireworks you would want to light up your messaging! With 28.9 million downloads, it’s not far behind Facebook in terms of numbers.

Price: Free

8. QQ

QQ iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Despite being ranked at 191 position in social networking category, QQ has been downloaded 22.6 million times. Talking about the functionality, the app allows you to not just chat with your friends but also play online games. Besides, you can use it to shop hot items and even explore music.

Price: Free

9. iQiYi

iQiYi iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Here comes yet another app that’s proved to be sensational especially in China with 22.6 million downloads in the first three months of this year. The video streaming app is pretty fun to use. You can fine-tune your video using easy-to-use editing tools and share it with your friends. According to the company, the app enjoys the support of 481 million users.

Price: Free

10. Google Maps

Google Maps iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Google Maps is by far the most popular navigation app both for iOS and Android. With estimated, 22.4 million downloads, it’s comfortably placed at number 10.

There is a lot to talk about this app. Among several appreciable features, the ones that I always adore are real-time traffic updates, location sharing and creating a list of favorite places, etc. Besides, you can also use it offline to continue to navigate without any interruption.

Price: Free

That’s all, folks!

Have your say:

Apart from a few surprises, the list is filled with the usual suspects. Some big names like Twitter and Gmail have missed out. Have any feedback about the above list? Shoot it in the comments.

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The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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