The 100 Most Downloaded iPhone Apps from 2016 to 2022 So Far

Back in 2009, when Apple launched the iPhone 3G and used the tagline “There’s an app for that,” little did they know just how big app marketplaces would grow.

Today, the Apple App Store has 2 million apps available. The app market is going through a revolution with hundreds of applications being introduced every day. Then, how to know which apps are the most popular ones for iPhone and iPad in the App Store with more than 2 million apps are available for you to download?

Here, we’ve rounded up a list of the 100 most downloaded iOS apps from 2016 to 2022 so far. These are the best iOS apps that you may have added to your iPhone and iPad.

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YouTube is the most downloaded iOS app while Meta-owned apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram still dominate the top 5 most-downloaded iPhone apps in the world.

#App NameApp Initial Release DateDeveloper Account NameCompany HQParent Company NameApp Category Name
1YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream2012-09-11Google LLCUSGooglePhoto and Video
2Instagram2010-10-06Instagram, Inc.USMetaPhoto and Video
3WhatsApp Messenger2009-05-04WhatsApp Inc.USMetaSocial Networking
4Facebook2008-07-11Meta Platforms, Inc.USMetaSocial Networking
5Messenger2011-08-09Meta Platforms, Inc.USMetaSocial Networking
6Google Maps2012-12-13Google LLCUSGoogleNavigation
7Snapchat2011-07-13Snap, Inc.USSnapPhoto and Video
8Gmail – Email by Google2011-11-02Google LLCUSGoogleProductivity
9Netflix2010-04-01Netflix, Inc.USNetflixEntertainment
10TikTok2014-04-02TikTok Ltd.SGByteDanceEntertainment
11Google Chrome2012-06-28Google LLCUSGoogleUtilities
12Spotify New Music and Podcasts2011-07-14SpotifySESpotifyMusic
13WeChat2011-01-21WeChatCNTencentSocial Networking
14Google2008-07-11Google LLCUSGoogleUtilities
15Twitter2009-10-09Twitter, Inc.USTwitterNews
17Uber – Request a ride2010-05-21Uber Technologies, Inc.USUber TechnologiesTravel
18ZOOM Cloud Meetings2012-08-15Zoom Video Communications, Inc.USZoom Video CommunicationsBusiness
19Google Drive2012-06-28Google LLCUSGoogleProductivity
20淘宝 – 太好逛了吧2010-09-04Taobao (China) Software CO.,LTDCNAlibaba GroupShopping
21Alipay – Simplify Your Life2009-10-15Alipay (Hangzhou) Technology Co., Ltd.CNAnt Financial Services GroupLifestyle
22Picsart Photo & Video Editor2013-01-02PicsArt, Inc.USPicsArtPhoto and Video
23抖音 – 冰雪20222016-09-26Beijing Microlive Vision Technology Co., LtdCNByteDancePhoto and Video
24QQ2011-06-23Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company LimitedCNTencentSocial Networking
25拼多多 – 多多买菜,百亿补贴2015-10-26上海寻梦信息技术有限公司CNXunmengShopping
26Telegram Messenger2013-08-14Telegram FZ-LLCDETelegramSocial Networking
27Google Translate2011-02-08Google LLCUSGoogleReference
28Google Photos2015-05-28Google LLCUSGooglePhoto and Video
30腾讯视频-开端独家热播2012-09-21Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company LimitedCNTencentEntertainment
31百度2010-08-30Beijing Baidu Netcom Science & Technology Co.,LtdCNBaiduUtilities
32Microsoft Outlook2015-01-29Microsoft CorporationUSMicrosoftProductivity
34Microsoft Word2014-03-27Microsoft CorporationUSMicrosoftProductivity
35Wish – Shopping Made Fun2012-06-14ContextLogic Inc.USContextLogicShopping
36iMovie2010-06-24AppleUSApplePhoto and Video
37Amazon Shopping2008-12-03AMZN Mobile LLCUSAmazonShopping
39Shazam: Music Discovery2008-07-11Shazam Entertainment Ltd.GBAppleMusic
40Amazon Prime Video2012-07-31AMZN Mobile LLCUSAmazonEntertainment
41SHEIN – Online Fashion2014-05-20Shein Group LtdCNSheinShopping
42Uber Eats: Food Delivery2015-12-09Uber Technologies, Inc.USUber TechnologiesFood and Drink
43优酷-乡村爱情14 全网独播 Inc.CNAlibaba GroupEntertainment
44京东-不负每一份热爱2011-01-31Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.CNJD.comShopping
45美团-美好生活小帮手2011-03-13美团CNMeituan DianpingLifestyle
46Tinder – Dating New People2012-08-03Tinder Inc.USMatch GroupLifestyle
47Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share2014-04-30Google LLCUSGoogleProductivity
48Discord – Chat, Talk & Hangout2015-05-20Discord, Inc.USDiscordSocial Networking
49SoundCloud – Music & Songs2009-11-03SoundCloud Global Limited & Co KGDESoundCloudMusic
50Waze Navigation & Live Traffic2009-08-01Waze Inc.ILGoogleNavigation
51InShot – Video Editor2015-06-11InstaShot Inc.CNInShot IncPhoto and Video
52高德地图-高德打车,导航公交地铁出行2011-09-08AutoNavi Information Technology Co. Ltd.CNAlibaba GroupNavigation
53快手2011-07-02Beijing Kwai Technology Co., Ltd.CNOneSmilePhoto and Video
54Microsoft Teams2016-11-02Microsoft CorporationUSMicrosoftBusiness
55Meitu2011-02-15Xiamen Meitu Technology Co., Ltd.CNMeituPhoto and Video
56iTunes U2012-01-19AppleUSAppleEducation
57AliExpress Shopping App2011-05-27AlibabaCNAlibaba GroupShopping
58Weibo2010-01-27SINA Corporation (Nasdaq: SINA)CNSinaSocial Networking
60YouTube Music2015-11-12Google LLCUSGoogleMusic
61Skype2009-03-31Skype Communications S.a.r.lLUMicrosoftSocial Networking
62PayPal – Send, Shop, Manage2008-07-11PayPal, Inc.USPayPalFinance
63小红书 – 标记我的生活2013-12-05XinginCNXinginSocial Networking
64WiFi萬能鑰匙-Wi-Fi安全熱點一鍵極速連2015-01-13Nanjing LinkWiFi Network Technology Co., Ltd.CNLINKSUREUtilities
65VSCO: Photo & Video Editor2013-06-06Visual Supply CompanyUSVisual SupplyPhoto and Video Hotels & Travel2010-04-14Booking.comNLBooking HoldingsTravel
67LINE2011-06-23LINE CorporationJPLINESocial Networking
69CamScanner-PDF Scanner App2010-08-28INTSIG Information Co., LtdCNIntSigProductivity
71闲鱼 – 闲不住?上闲鱼!2013-06-06浙江阿里巴巴闲鱼网络科技有限公司//Shopping
72Dropbox: File Storage & Cloud2009-09-29Dropbox, Inc.USDropboxProductivity
73QQ音乐 – 听我想听2011-03-11Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company LimitedCNTencentMusic
74Airbnb2010-11-10Airbnb, Inc.USAirbnbTravel
75Duolingo – Language Lessons2012-11-13DuolingoUSDuolingoEducation
76酷狗音乐-6000万正版曲库2011-11-01KuGou Technology CO. , LTDCNTencentMusic
77交管121232016-01-24公安部交通管理科学研究所CNMinistry of Public SecurityLifestyle
78Layout from Instagram2015-03-23Instagram, Inc.USMetaPhoto and Video
79全民K歌-你其实很会唱歌2014-09-09Tencent Technology (Shanghai) Co., LtdCNTencentEntertainment
80百度网盘-释放手机空间2013-01-20Beijing Duyou Science and Technology Co.,Ltd.CNBaiduProductivity
81Microsoft Excel2014-03-27Microsoft CorporationUSMicrosoftProductivity
82网易云音乐-1亿正版曲库有声内容2013-01-24杭州网易云音乐科技有限公司CNCloud VillageMusic
83QQ Mail2011-10-24Tencent Mobile International LimitedCNTencentUtilities
84Call of Duty®: Mobile2019-06-15Activision Publishing, Inc.USActivision BlizzardGames
86DiDi – Greater China2012-10-02Beijing XiaoJu Technology Co., Ltd.CNDiDi GlobalTravel
87Twitch: Live Game Streaming2011-10-26Twitch Interactive, Inc.USAmazonPhoto and Video
88Facetune2 Editor by Lightricks2016-11-15Lightricks Ltd.ILLightricksPhoto and Video
89Google Meet2017-02-27Google LLCUSGoogleBusiness
90Adobe Acrobat Reader: Edit PDF2011-10-17Adobe Inc.USAdobeBusiness
91钉钉2014-12-02DingTalk Technology Co., Ltd.//Business
93今日头条 – 新年大事全知道2012-08-01Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd.CNByteDanceNews
94饿了么-美食外卖,首选饿了么2012-03-29Shanghai Rajax Information Technology Co., Ltd.CNAlibaba GroupFood and Drink
95Google Sheets2014-04-30Google LLCUSGoogleProductivity
96Viber Messenger: Chats & Calls2010-12-02Viber Media SARL.CYRakutenSocial Networking
98TikTok ティックトック2017-05-31TikTok Ltd.SGByteDanceEntertainment
99eBay: The shopping marketplace2008-07-11eBay Inc.USeBayShopping
100QQ浏览器-搜索新闻小说文件2010-06-16Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company LimitedCNTencentUtilities

According to the chart above, the developers of top 100 iOS apps are mainly form USA and china, thanks to 65% Americans and 22% Chinese are using iPhone.

Most Downloaded iPhone Apps‘ Company HQ

iOS apps in Photo & Video, Productivity, Social, and shopping categories are most welcomed.

Most Downloaded iPhone Apps Category

However, when we analyzing the app initial release year, we found that no new entrant can threaten the dominance of more established tech companies. This would be a bad news for new developers.

Most Downloaded iPhone Apps Initial Release Year

This is the whole list of the 100 most downloaded iPhone apps from 2016 to 2021 so far.

Be sure to revisit this page from time to time. Cool new apps arrive on the App Store all the time, so we update this list as we make new discoveries. 

  • Lois
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