Supposedly Android is the most used mobile OS in Uganda and you’re most likely to find 9/10 smartphone users being on Google’s platform while other operating systems fight for the remaining 1%. We recently unveiled the top selling Google Play Content in Uganda for the past 5 years however, there is a growing breed of Uganda’s using Apple’s iOS and this number has seen iOS apps usage steadily growing given the brand affinity and social standing associated with Apple products.

It should be noted that iOS apps not only runs on the iPhone but the iPad too. However we shall delve and quantify only iPhone apps. While iOS uptake is steadily growing, the list of local apps making it big in the AppStore is nearly non-existent except for the gaming Matatu that managed to place 6th in the free gaming apps category.

As is with Android, the top used apps are the Facebook arsenal that encompass social networking and Instant messaging which express the undying love for social networking by Ugandans.

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Here are the most used apps according to similarweb as of March 12th, ranked according to category.

Top Free Installed iPhone apps

  1. Whatsapp Messenger
  2. Facebook
  3. Messenger
  4. Instagram
  5. Tubidy

Top Paid Installed iPhone apps

  1. Scanner For Me
  2. Fontmania
  3. Speak & Translate
  4. Ringtones for iPhone Unlimited
  5. Business Card Reader Pro

Top Free Installed iPhone Games

  1. Sniper Fury
  2. Temple Run 2
  3. Toy Blast
  4. Racing in Car
  5. Candy Crush Saga

Top Paid Installed iPhone Games

  1. Hitman Sniper
  2. Scrabble
  3. Temple Run: Brave
  4. Fruit Ninja Classic
  5. Monopoly