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Apple announces the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards and the “Top 10” popular apps on iPhone and iPad


Apple has announced the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards, the annual awards given to apps and app developers who create software for its platforms. In addition to these categories, Apple is also honoring the best games, the apps with the greatest cultural impact, and developers releasing content exclusively on the Apple Arcade platform. Here are the best iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps of the year.

The best iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch apps in 2022

Apps of the Year on the App Store in 2022

  • BeReal – iPhone App of the Year
  • GoodNotes 5 – iPad App of the Year
  • MacFamilyTree 10 – Mac App of the Year
  • Gentler Streak – Apple Watch App of the Year
  • ViX – Apple TV App of the Year

Games of the Year on the App Store in 2022

  • Apex Legends Mobile – iPhone Game of the Year
  • League of Legends eSports Manager – China Game of the Year
  • Moncage – iPad Game of the Year
  • Inscryption – Mac Game of the Year
  • The Son – Apple TV Game of the Year
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Cultural Impact on the App Store in 2022

  • Dot’s Home – iPhone, iPad, Mac
  • How We Feel – iPhone
  • Inua – A story in Ice and Time – iPhone, iPad
  • Locket Widget – iPhone, Mac, Apple TV
  • Waterllama – iPhone, Apple Watch

Apple Arcade Game of the Year in 2022

Along with the app of the year awards, Apple also revealed which were the most downloaded apps on the App Store in the US:

Top 10 Free iPhone Apps in 2022

  1. TikTok
  2. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  3. WhatsApp
  4. Instagram
  5. Google Maps
  6. Google Search
  7. Gmail – Email by Google
  8. BeReal
  9. Facebook
  10. Cash App
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Top 10 Paid Apps on iPhone in 2022

  1. Procreate Pocket
  2. HotSchedules
  3. The Wonder Weeks
  4. Shadowrocket
  5. 75 Hard
  6. AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
  7. TouchRetouch
  8. FILCA – SLR Film Camera
  9. SkyView
  10. My Macros+ | Diet & Calories

Top 10 Free iPhone Games in 2022

  1. Wordle!
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Roblox
  4. Stumble Guys
  5. Coloring Match
  6. Count Masters: Crowd Runner 3D
  7. Fishdom
  8. Call of Duty®: Mobile
  9. Parking Jam 3D
  10. Text or Die

Top 10 Paid Games on iPhone in 2022

  1. Minecraft
  2. Heads Up!
  3. Bloons TD 6
  4. Geometry Dash
  5. Monopoly – Classic Board Game
  6. My Child Lebensborn
  7. Five Nights at Freddy’s
  8. Plague Inc.
  9. Rovio Classics: AB
  10. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Top 10 games on Apple Arcade in 2022

  1. NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
  2. The Oregon Trail
  3. Angry Birds Reloaded
  4. Sneaky Sasquatch
  5. Cooking Mama: Cooking!
  6. Bloons TD 6+
  7. Skate City
  8. Warped Kart Racers
  9. Solitaire by MobilityWare+
  10. LEGO® Star Wars™: Castaways