While iOS apps generated 32.2 billion installs with a 0.5% increase, downloads of Android apps fell by 1.4% to 109.9 billion. Meanwhile, total Google Play and App Store downloads reached 35.5 billion during the last quarter of 2022, down from Q4 2021’s 36.1 billion.
According to the report, ByteDance-owned TikTok was the most downloaded non-gaming app of 2022, with 732 million downloads. Apptopia also recently named TikTok the winner of the last year, but according to its data, the short-form video app generated 672 million new installs.
On the gaming side, Subway Surfers was the No.1 title with 292 million global downloads, up 48% from 2021. It was followed by Garena Free Fire at No.2, and Stumble Guys at No.3. Although the latter was newly launched, it still managed to see more than 148 million downloads last year.
Sensor Tower also revealed the top mobile publishers of 2022 that saw the highest number of downloads. Meta took the lead with around 2.6 billion installs, up 7% year-over-year, ending Google’s leadership that lasted two years.