Leading Apple App Store categories 2016-2020, by download volume

The statistic shows the most popular app categories in the Apple App Store ranked by number of downloads. In the first quarter of 2020, photo and video apps were the second-most popular category with 665 million downloads during the measured period. Gaming apps were ranked first with 2.97 billion app downloads.

Most popular Apple App Store categories from 1st quarter 2016 to 1st quarter 2020, by number of downloads

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

Q1 2016 to Q1 2020

Special properties

iPhone & iPad; excluding Apple apps; unique installs only

Supplementary notes

Data not available for missing quarters.

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