If you’ve ever played Sudoku, you will know it offers a number of benefits, namely, that it brings a sense of order and calm, it helps your brain stay healthy, it provides an escape (however temporary) from reality, it is good for adults of all ages as well as children, and it actually can help get rid of that pesky “earworm” that has been plaguing you all day. Here is our list of the best Sudoku apps for iPhone.
The best Sudoku apps for iPhone
15 Jan 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
The ⋆Sudoku app by Brainium is a classic Sudoku app for your iPhone. You get access to a mobile Sudoku learning system where the Hint button can teach you the techniques you need to learn to improve. Instructions are unique for every puzzle and easy to understand, with colourful visuals and animations. The hints will teach you why the answer is what it is, not just tell you the answer. No matter if you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll learn something new. Features include two grid styles, an auto-clear notes option, five difficulty levels, right- or left-handed play options, and portrait and landscape play options.
- Auto error-checking option
- Advanced game options
- Five themes
- Light or dark grid fonts
- Useful stats
With an astounding 2,000+ levels and 11 variations, the Sudoku Quest app has a very comprehensive offering for all sudoku lovers both beginners and experts alike. Claiming to be the only “color” sudoku app, the visuals are good to be fair. The interface is simple and there are many useful features like hints and ratings to help you improve.
- More than 10,000 puzzles
- Auto pencil displays all possible solutions
- Unlimited undo option
- Optimized for both iPhone and iPad
Sudoku Puzzle World is an app filled with simple gameplay, classic fun, and great backgrounds. You get an infinite number of games to play in four levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, and expert. The app is integrated with Game Center so you can see your achievements on the global leaderboards. You can set backgrounds that you like or have them change with every puzzle. There are over 70 background images at this point so it will take a while to cycle through them. Find one you really like? Just set it to stay until you grow bored of it.
- Achievements screen
- Over 70 background images
- Simple gameplay
- Integrated with Game Center
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade
Sudoku Killer is a fun variation of the classic game. To finish a puzzle you have to fill the board with number that follow the traditional Sudoku rules and you have to make each outlined region add up to a specific value. You start with a blank grid. The note entry feature here is fantastic so you can easily enter notes and even make combination lists that you can rearrange on the screen. Features include multi-square note entry, puzzle gallery, quick sum button, autosave, dual keypads, and a mistake highlighting option. There are undo and redo buttons, an auto-note feature, two color schemes, and more. The app comes with 10 free puzzles for you to try out and you can buy more if you like what you see.
- Fun variation of the classic game
- Make each outlined region add up to a specific value
- Mistake highlighting option
- Start with a blank grid
- Free with in-app purchases
Sudoku⁺ gives you an unlimited number of grids that you can play anytime, whether or not you have an Internet connection. There are six difficulty levels that range from easy to diabolical. The app is fast, user-friendly, and non-intrusive. Because this is a universal app you can play it across all of your devices. You get undo and redo buttons, automatic and manual notes, 10 concurrent grids, customizable input and display settings, and conflict and error highlighting. If you’re like many people who like to have several games going at once, this is the one for you.
- Nice and big boards
- Play up to 10 boards at once
- Universal app
- Fast and fun to play
- Free Sudoku app for iPhone
⊲Sudoku lets you play unlimited puzzles on your iPhone. You’ll never get the same puzzle twice because each one is randomly generated. The app supports Game Center with five leader boards and 20 achievements, you can load and save puzzle from and to the application database, and there are five levels of difficulty. The smart eraser allows you to easily and clearly remove numbers from the field. You can get hints if you get stuck and you can use a photo from your own album as a background. There is a game progress indicator to show your current progress, and you can choose auto or manual for incorrect numbers.
- Smart note feature
- Undo and redo option
- Pause and resume
- In-game progress indicator
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads
Sudoku Epic is a great app with five different Sudoku games all in one. You get regular 9x9 puzzles, mini puzzles that are 6x6, Wordoku, Killer Sudoku, and daily challenges. Wordoku is played with letters rather than numbers, and Killer Sudoku is a mix of Kakuro and Sudoku. The app has thousands of puzzles for you to play for free. Take on these challenging goals and improve your Sudoku skills. The app is a good option for kids and beginning learners. Check out its five game modes with five difficulty settings.
- Five different games in one
- Wordoku, Killer Sudoku, mini-puzzles, and regular 9x9 puzzles
- Thousands of puzzles to play for free
- Good for kids and beginning players
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to Premium
Free Sudoku Solver is an app that will help you solve your Sudoku puzzles quickly and easily. You can also use it to create and print puzzles. Want to solve the whole puzzle? Press “Solve.” You can also select just one number at a time. Shake to erase your last entry, and more. You can use the app if you get stuck in the middle of a puzzle; it will show you a couple of solutions in order to help you get going again rather than solving the whole thing. The user interface is clean and easy to use.
- Solve your puzzles easily
- Create and print puzzles to play on paper
- Just get a few numbers if you get stuck
- Clean user interface
- Free with in-app purchases
Sudoku’ gives you unlimited grids to play, at any time. You don’t need to be online to play, and it starts off at an introductory difficulty level. A quick upgrade unlocks five more difficulty levels. You can play your music while you play the game, if you like. There are no lengthy introductory screens and there are lots of the features you have come to expect: conflict and error highlighting, you can play 10 grids at one time, and there is an undo and redo option. There are automatic and manual notes, the buttons are big and easy to use, and you can customize the display settings.
- Unlimited number of grids to play
- Play up to 10 grids at one time
- All the features you want
- Friendly user interface
- Premium version is available as a separate app purchase
▻Sudoku is the classic game but with a point system, runs, and online leaderboards. The app is easy to use and offers animations and graphics like you won’t see in other Sudoku apps. Your score is based on the value of each number multiplied by a multiplier that decreases in time and the value of each block, row, column multiplied by the decreasing multiplier. You can rank and compare your achievements and scores against others, and the app also counts the uninterrupted sequence of games you win. You win a game when you solve a problem with three errors or less.
- Hints to help if you get stuck
- The app counts runs
- Rank and compare your achievements and scores against others
- Point system
- Free Sudoku app for iPhone