As iOS 16 personalization takes off, ‘Top Widgets’ climbs to No. 1 on the App Store, replacing BeReal
As iOS 16 Lock Screen customization takes off, Top Widgets, an iPhone personalization app, has risen to the top of the US App Store’s top free applications list, displacing BeReal. Top Widgets was initially published by the Sichuan, China-based software manufacturer in August 2020 to profit on the arrival of Home Screen widgets with the release of iOS 14. With the addition of support for iOS 16’s Lock Screen widgets, the app has received around 1.3 million downloads in the two days after the release of iOS 16.
According to Sensor Tower statistics, this is an increase of 1,812% from the two days before the introduction of iOS 16, when the app had about 68,000 installations.
According to the company, Top Widgets has over 30 million global installations. The bulk comes from China, which accounted for over 25.8 million lifetime downloads, or 86% of the total. In contrast, the United States is a smaller market for this software, with around 730,000 installations to date, or 2% of the total.
In addition to being first in the United States App Store as of Thursday, the app is also first in 58 other worldwide markets. It is the most popular app in the Utilities category in 80 countries.
Top Widgets is similar to other popular widget designers in some ways, such as Widgetsmith, which was one of the more successful apps to emerge from the original iPhone customization craze, thanks to its DIY tools for creating custom widgets that match your overall iPhone theme, wallpaper, and icons.