A Wordle app was one of the most requested features for the game when it was released and hit virality in 2021. The lack of a dedicated Wordle app lead to many knock-offs and spin-offs getting published on Android and iOS app marketplaces. Many users still look for the official Wordle app for their smartphones. In this article, we bring you the top 4 ways to install Wordle as an app on your iPhone and Android mobile.
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Play Wordle on the NYT Games app
After gaining Internet popularity in 2021, Wordle was acquired by the New York Times the following year. The price of the acquisition was rumoured to be $1 million. While Wordle never had a standalone app, assimilating with NYT’s game section meant it would finally have a place in the NYT Games app. Users can download the app from Google Play Store or the App Store. You don’t need an NYT account to play Wordle. However, you only get 7 free games before you’re asked to make an account.
Add Wordle Shortcut to your Android phone’s home screen
If you don’t want to download the NYT Games app, you can add a Wordle shortcut to your Android phone’s home screen, which functions more or less like an app. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Go to NYT’s webpage for Wordle. A simple Google search for ‘Wordle’ will take you there. Or you can click this link.
Step 3: Tap on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Select ‘Add to Home screen’.
Step 5: Name the home screen shortcut in the following popup box. Hit ‘Add’.
Step 6: Touch and hold the Wordle icon to place it on the home screen. You can also tap on ‘Add’.
Step 7: Place the Wordle icon in the position of your choice.
Add Wordle to your iPhone’s home screen
Here’s how you can add the Wordle game to your iPhone’s home screen.
Step 1: Launch Safari on your iPhone and go to the Wordle webpage.
Step 2: Tap the Share icon on the bottom toolbar.
Step 3: Select ‘Add to home screen’.
Step 4: Name the icon and hit ‘Add’ at the top right corner of the screen.
Use a third-party app
If you don’t really want to limit yourself to one Wordle puzzle every day, there are plenty of knock-off Wordle apps on the Google Play Store and App Store that you might enjoy. Since these apps aren’t a part of the NYT ecosystem, you won’t get the same puzzle as everyone else. But if you just want to play for the fun of solving new puzzles, these apps will be right up your alley. With over 5 million downloads, Lion Studios Plus Wordle is one of the most popular Wordle apps for Android. You can even try other variations of Wordle like Quordle, Octordle, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an official Wordle app?
You can play the official Wordle game on the NYT Games app.
Which is the real Wordle app?
There are a lot of duplicate Wordle apps on the Internet. While Wordle does not have a standalone app, you can play the official game on the NYT Games app.
Is Wordle free to play?
While Wordle is free to play on the NYT Games app, you only get 7 trial games before you have to register with an NYT account.
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