Popular Free Mobile Apps for iPhone Users in China – Pandaily

The popularity of smartphones has seen the unprecedented growth of mobile applications. There are a variety of app genres in the market: gaming, social media, e-commerce, music, education, business, etc. and no matter your needs, you can be sure that there is an app available. Here we’ve rounded up the most popular free iPhone apps in China.


WeChat remains the number 1 app used by mobile users. More than a simple messaging and social media app, WeChat is a lifestyle app for over 1 billion users across the world. People use the free app to chat and make voice or video calls, read news, search information, play games, use local services, make convenient mobile payments, and much more. WeChat is consistently updated, bringing new interesting features like the June Nudge function, as well as recently being updated with new emojis.


Pinduoduo, the second-largest e-commerce platform in China, is gaining popularity among young people. “Together, More Savings, More Fun” is its slogan. Pinduoduo has a unique “team purchase” option for discounted prices. People can ask their friends to make a “team purchase” via WeChat or QQ. Sometimes, goods are free if users get enough friends to go in on the price. According to its Q3 financial report, Pinduoduo’s average monthly active users reached 643.4 million, an increase of 50% from 429.6 million in the same quarter in 2019.


Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, is one of the top free video apps prevailing in both domestic and overseas markets. This platform allows