These days, most iPhone Apps in the App Store were designed with younger users and millennials in mind.
That’s why I created this list of iPhone apps for people like us… Seasoned Citizens 🙂
I’ve tried out the latest iPhone apps to compile this list of must-have iPhone apps specifically for people over the age of 60. Enjoy!
#1 – LUMOSITY
Lumosity’s cognitive training program is a fun, interactive way to train your brain and learn about how your mind works. Used by over 100 million people worldwide, Lumosity’s program consists of science-based games designed to exercise memory, attention, speed, flexibility, and problem-solving.
Pillboxie is the easy way to remember your meds. Other med reminder apps are either too complicated or just downright boring. Pillboxie is easy because it lets you *visually* manage your meds. Scheduling a reminder is as easy as dropping a pill into a pillbox.
#3 Magnifying Glass + Flashlight
The Simplest, Easiest-to-Use Magnifying Glass in the App Store – Flashlight (LED Torch Light), Digital Magnifier, Restaurant Menu Reader, and Prescription Bottle Reader all-in-one.
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#4 AARP Now
Start using your digital membership card from day one by downloading AARP Now. As a member, you can access your digital card anytime from the My AARP tab and join/renew with a tap. The app also gives you access to relevant news stories, local events, and nearby member benefits.
Learn More About the AARP Now App
#5 Medisafe Medication Management
Never forget to take your meds and pills again with the MUST HAVE pill reminder ranked #1 by pharmacists and physicians in independent tests. Now in the U.S.: See crucial drug-to-drug interaction warnings about how your meds might conflict, as well as easily import your meds and prescriptions using Health Records on iPhone from more than 100 hospitals and health systems in the US.
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#6 NPR National Public Radio App
The best of NPR’s content in your pocket: read the latest breaking news, stream your local public radio stations, and hear your favorite NPR shows and podcasts. The NPR App is in your hands, wherever you go.
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#7 WebMD: Symptoms, Rx, & Doctors
From WebMD, the one healthcare app you need to check symptoms; learn about conditions and drugs; research treatments and diagnoses; find doctors and specialists in your area; save on prescriptions at your local pharmacy; and set medication reminders.
Learn More About the WebMD App
#8 Skype for iPhone
Skype keeps you in touch with family and friends with video calls. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free*, no matter what device they use Skype on.
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#9 Red Panic Button
When you are in trouble press the Red Panic Button! You just have to set a panic number or mail address and the phone will send a message which contains your address and location, determined using the fine GPS based or coarse GSM based coordinates.
Learn More About the Red Panic Button App
#10 Senior Discounts & Coupons
Seniors: save money at your favorite restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, and more with this free app! This is the most comprehensive guide to businesses in the United States that offer special discounts to senior citizens.
Learn More About the Senior Discounts & Coupons App
#11 Audible Audiobooks & Podcasts
Find listens for every moment. Choose binge-worthy audiobooks, exclusive podcasts, and genre-bending Audible Originals. Discover a growing collection of exclusive content made to be heard. Your listening routine starts here.
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#12 Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood Pressure Monitor – Family Lite allows you to easily manage your blood pressure, weight, temperature, and many other health data. It comes with lifetime data tracking, chart visualization, statistics reporting, medication correlation, email import/export, optional cloud data synchronization, reminders, and much more. This is an app with a lot of easy-to-use features.
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#13 Find My iPhone
If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use any iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app, open it, and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it.
Learn More About the Find My iPhone App
#14 GoodRx: Prescription Coupons
Stop overpaying for your prescriptions! Compare prescription drug prices and find coupons to save up to 80%, even with insurance. Did you know that prescription prices vary wildly from pharmacy to pharmacy? There’s never been a way to compare drug prices – until now.
Learn More About the GoodRx App
#15 Pandora: Music & Podcasts
Create stations from your favorite songs, artists, or genres, search or browse to find recommended stations for your mood or activity, and discover podcasts that speak to you. Download today and get instant access to your favorite artists and podcasts, while staying up to date on the most recent singles and releases. From rap and pop to rock and country, play your favorite artists and stay up to date on today’s top hits and releases. Start streaming all of the current global hits and enjoy your own personalized music experience.
Learn More About the Pandora App
#16 Old Time Radio 24
More than 35 Yesterday and Old Time stations streaming the best music and old shows for your pleasure! A radio player app to listen to yesterdays and Old Time USA Radio stations. This unique app is for the fans of old radio shows from the 1920s to 1950s and 1970s!
Learn More About Old Time Radio 24
#17 The Weather Channel App
Weather your way. Face the severe weather this summer with our new widgets, live radar maps, and accurate storm trackers from The Weather Channel, the world’s leading weather provider.
Learn More About the Weather Channel App
#18 WordBrain: Challenging Puzzles
This is a word game for true puzzle geniuses! Despite starting out deceptively easy, WordBrain quickly raises the challenge! Solve each puzzle by finding the hidden words, and then slide your finger over them to watch the letters collapse. Swipe them all in the correct order and you’ll clear the grid, growing your brain with every level.
Learn More About the WordBrain App
#19 LibriVox Audio Books
LibriVox Audio Books provides unlimited access to over 50,000 audiobooks. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. The LibriVox Audio Books app features classic best sellers and out of print treasures from every genre of literature in more than 30 languages.
Learn More About the LibriVox Audio Books App
#20 Words With Friends Classic
Come enjoy The Original Word Play! Grab your mobile device and prove you have what it takes to best your friends and family in this addictive multiplayer game. Whether you need to relax after a long day or are looking to train your brain, Words With Friends Classic is perfect for you! Make sure to keep your mind sharp as you choose the perfect move on the board, as one word can be the difference between victory and defeat!
Learn More About the Words With Friends Classic App
#21 InstaCart Groceries Delivery
Shop online & get your groceries delivered directly to your door in as little as 1 hour—and your first delivery is free. Instacart delivers fresh food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, on the same day all across the US. Just download the app to see what stores are available in your zip code. Prefer to pick up? Order online and pick up at your local store. Your order will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Learn More About the InstaCart Groceries Delivery App
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Thank you! This is enlightening info about apps I never knew existed. I found seven apps that I want to investigate now. With a new ipad on its way, I will be able to immediately download these apps.
Sue Hearn says
Good list. Thanks much.
Penny Modrich says
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Marianna Morgan says
I love all your helpful hints. Thank you so much. ❤️
Carol Billiel says
Thank you for all your informative information. Very helpful!
Cora Tatum says
Thank you. Going to do some investigating.
Thank you! I’m going to check out some of these apps! This was very helpful.