The essential apps to install on your new iPad or iPhone
When you buy a new iPad or iPhone, you'll find that Apple has provided a range of native apps ready for you to use, but you can make your new phone or tablet even better thanks to thousands of apps available in the iOS App Store. We've picked out our favourites that are essential for an iPhone or iPad user.
TV catchup & streaming
Travel & weather
Essential apps for iPhone & iPad: TV catchup apps
Essential apps for iPhone & iPad: Travel and weather
Feature rich and visually attractive,
Citymapper offers detailed information to get you around a growing number of big city destinations, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and New York.
Street savvy urban dweller and tourist alike, the app does a great job of collating lots of information, including travel and weather news, into one app that gets you from A to B safely and efficiently.
We'd also recommend downloading a really good weather app such as
Accuweather or Met Office, as you'll find much more detailed and accurate information than that provided by Apple's default weather app.
Read about more
weather apps for your iPhone or iPad here
Essential apps for iPhone & iPad: Photography
While Apple's native Camera app has been significantly improved in the most recent versions of iOS,
Camera+ consistently sets the standard for camera apps.
Camera+ offers a range of manual shooting modes and controls to take your iPhone photography to the next level, including those for adjusting the focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed.
You'll also find macro-style close-ups, artistic filters and borders for extra creativity options too.
It's Lab feature offers access to even more editing tools, including the opportunity to adjust the clarity and refine detail in your image.
Other good camera and photography apps include
Snapseed and Enlight, and you'll find even more in our best photography apps round-up.
Essential apps for iPhone & iPad: Social
Essential apps for iPhone & iPad: Banking
Essential apps for iPhone & iPad: Voucher Codes