The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are officially available worldwide following the launch event last month. Apple’s new pair of smartphones may disappoint some users who were expecting a brand new phone with significant changes. Apple is fully aware of that and the company announced the iPhone X. However, if you cannot afford to buy Apple’s special iPhone, the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus is a better choice.
If you have just bought the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from a local Apple Store, you need to figure out which apps you should install on your new device. With that in mind, we have a compiled a list of the best apps for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Social media apps
Social media is insanely popular out there. Having a social media app installed on your device helps you keep in touch with your friends and family. Facebook is the most used social network in the world with more than 1.5 billion monthly active users.
You can download the official Facebook app on your device by heading the App Store and tapping on the Install button. If you are big fan of a photo-sharing service, Instagram is your perfect choice. Besides, you can download Twitter or Snapchat on your device.
One of the best things when it comes to Apple’s iOS lies in its iMessage. Apple’s messaging platform is one of the most used apps on an iPhone. iMessage basically allows you to send and receive messages across Apple devices.
If you are looking for a messaging app with more advanced features, you should give WhatsApp a try. WhatsApp now has more than 1 billion users, making it the most popular messaging service in the world. Facebook-owned app allows you to make voice calls, send text messages, and much more.
There are a ton of video apps out there you can download on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. YouTube is always our number one recommendation, as it is fast and free. However, if you are looking for a paid video-watching service, you can opt for Netflix or Hulu. Those apps help you make the most of your iPhone’s stunning display, so give them a try.
Cloud storage services
Moving your files to the cloud is one of the smartest things to protect your personal data. This not only keeps your personal files away from the prying eyes, but also keeps them safe in case of file corruption.
There are a ton of third-party storage services out there, but we recommend you try Dropbox. Like any other services out there, Dropbox allows you to store almost everything in the cloud, so you can access them across all of your devices. With iOS 11, Dropbox works perfectly with Apple’s new Files app, allowing you to quickly access and manage your files.
Apple has been working pretty hard to improve its own mapping service, Apple Maps for years. However, Google Maps is still the top choice among iPhone and iPad owners. Google’s mapping service allows you to better navigate your roads and get traffic data in various cities worldwide. You can go the App Store and download Google Maps on your device.
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