Best Augmented Reality Apps for iPhone

The best Augmented Reality apps for iPhone

Augmented reality is one of the most emerging technologies in the world. AR apps for iOS have come a long way over the years. Whether you are looking for amazing games, educational apps, or rich travel guides apps, there is an app out there for you. Here are 40 augmented reality iOS apps well worth checking out:

The best AR apps for iPhone and iPad


INKHUNTER try tattoo designs in augmented reality

Tattoo aficionados and anyone pondering to ink their bodily canvas for the first time will want to grab hold of InkHunter. Install and launch the app, draw three lines (much less irreversible than a tattoo) on the spot of your body you want to probe for a permanent tattoo, and test away! InkHunter offers a considerably large catalogue of all kinds of tattoos you can now project onto your skin, then adjust in size, apply filters and ultimately save to your personal gallery. And best of all, it’s totally risk and commitment-free.

you can also create and try your own written tats or follow artists for ongoing inspiration down the road. The app looks like professional and, even better, won’t cost you a single money. So no matter if you’re already hooked to the needle or just curious about tats, you should probably have a play around with this one.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: free


Augment - 3D Augmented Reality

Augment is a mobile app that lets you and your customers visualize your 3D models in Augmented Reality, integrated in real time in their actual size and environment. Augment is the perfect Augmented Reality app to boost your sales and bring your print to life. You can add your own 3D models and custom trackers on Augment Manager.

Simply pop open the camera and look around, then move and scale the rendered object into position (where it will stay put regardless of motion) and little will be left to your imagination next time you’re wondering if a white wardrobe would look good on dark carpet. This is obviously just one hands-on example you can perhaps relate to, but with hundreds of objects available your creativity should know no bounds on Augment.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: free

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. The newest update to Pokémon GO, the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded 650 million times and named “Best Mobile Game” by The Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch, introduced the addition of over 80 beloved Pokémon among several other new features.

Either way, not only on account of its accolades, Pokemon Go deserves a spot in the award ceremony. You can download the game across most of your devices – including a companion app for Apple Watch – at no upfront charge.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch
  • Cost: free


QuestUpon - Virtual and Augmented Reality for iPhone

QuestUpon is a new way to see the world and interact with your environment. Play games, connect with your friends! Send missions with animated 3-dimensional augmented reality, virtual reality, geocaching, trivia, and more!

What users are saying:
“Fantastic fun, the kids loved it, lots of excitement and laughter.”
“Exploring just went to a whole new level!”
“I would most definitely recommend to a friend.”

2015 Award Winner for “Most Innovative Entertainment Company” – at DigiBC’s NextBC tech event.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: free


SketchAR-drawing sketches using augmented reality

SketchAR is an application through which the user sees a virtual image on the surface of which they are planning to trace a sketch. In one hand, the user holds a phone and sees a virtual image, while the other hand traces virtual lines already on the paper.

The app is useful to all those who have always wanted, but could not draw. Also, the app is helpful for professional artists, as a simple and convenient way to trace sketches.

This app is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology based on computer vision that allows you to scan the environment and fix the virtual image over a real surface. The more powerful a smartphone you have, the more stable the application will be. Please remember this version of SketchAR will only work correctly on A4 size paper. Don’t forget to use a clipboard etc or your piece of paper will move during the process of sketching.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: free


Wikitude AR app for iPhone

Wikitude allows you to see more than your eyes only could capture. Wikitude’s “computer vision” is a bit like magic and connects you with the world in a completely new way. Use Wikitude as a tool to experience augmented reality content, campaigns, projects, promotions, games and so much more by simply scanning the things you see!

if you have an aversion to reading maps, this is your kind of map. Next to the fact that Wikitude does not spam your camera screen with information overload (detailing every single shop available), the other commendable trait is the ‘route me there’ option, which can quickly summon Apple Maps to guide you to any place found in AR vision.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: free


WallaMe - Hide Augmented Reality messages

WallaMe‘s tagline is ‘hide messages in the real world!’, which indeed encapsulates the point of the scavenger hunt like game best. There is something to be said for the appeal of hiding graffiti like sprays on any outdoors wall, knowing well that other players of the game might venture to the spot to unearth it in the future. WallaMe consists of a social wall best compared to your Instagram feed on the one hand, but more importantly the ‘spray and spot’ game on the other.

WallaMe is a laugh, especially if you need an excuse to venture out into town or feel a little mischievous. And – you guessed it – it’s available free of charge.

  • Device support: iPhone, iPad
  • Cost: free

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