How To iPad How Many iPad Apps Are in the App Store? Share Pin Email Print iPad Key Concepts Basics Guides & Tutorials Tips & Tricks by Daniel Nations Daniel Nations has been a tech journalist since 1994. His work has appeared in Computer Currents, The Examiner, The Spruce, and other publications. Updated March 23, 2017 The App Store currently hosts over 1.5 million apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Of these apps, more than 725,000 are designed specifically for the iPad. But with the iPad's ability to run iPhone apps in compatibility mode, the device can successfully run most of the apps in the app store. Over 100 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store, with an estimated 90% of apps being downloaded each month. On average, iOS users download and use around 100 apps. How to Run iPhone Apps on the iPad in Compatibility Mode There is no need to look for a specific setting to run iPhone apps on your iPad. The iPad automatically goes into compatibility mode when an iPhone-only app is launched. The iPhone app is expanded to fit on the iPad's larger screen, but a button shows up on the upper-left corner of the display that lets you flip between the zoomed-in size and the original size. In fact, the hardest part about running iPhone-only apps is finding them. By default, the App Store will only show apps that are designed for the iPad. When searching the App Store, you can switch from iPad apps to iPhone apps by tapping the link in the upper-left corner labeled "iPad Only." This drops down a menu that allows you to choose "iPhone Only". Despite the name, the list contains both universal apps, which run on both the iPad and iPhone and iPhone-specific apps. The Best iPad Games of All Time What Are the Most Downloaded iPad Apps? Apple hasn't released a list of overall app downloads, but they did release the most downloaded apps in 2014. The following chart breaks them down based on free apps and paid apps: Paid Free Minecraft - Pocket Edition YouTube Cut the Rope 2 Netflix Heads Up! Calculator for iPad Free The Room Two Skype for iPad Survivalcraft Microsoft Word Notability Facebook Messenger Terraria Facebook Plants vs Zombies HD Candy Crush Saga Hide N Seek Chrome Web Browser Card Wars - Adventure Time Clash of Clans Looking for great apps? Check out our 25 must-have (and free!) iPad apps Continue Reading What Is a Universal App? How to Give an iPad App as a Gift Download Your First iPad App How to Use The App Store on Apple TV How to Download iPad Apps From iTunes on Your PC or Mac What is an App Store? Fantastic iPad Apps for Making and Learning Music Did You Know This Many iPads Had Been Sold? If You've Got an App Idea, Get Started Developing for the iPhone and iPad How to Listen to Radio and Stream Music on the iPad Pros and Cons of Major App Stores Will My iPhone Apps Work on My iPad? Cydia Allows You To Download Apps Apple Didn't Approve Find More Games Like Temple Run Does Anyone Actually NEED an iPad? Is the iPad Really Dead?