Wordle, the viral word game that everyone is talking about, has long since disappeared from the App Store. However, there are still ways that you can easily access the official Wordle app on your iPhone every day.
The newspaper New York Times bought Wordle from Josh Wardle, its developer, who was paid well over seven figures for including Wordle in The Times games catalogue.
Thus, The Times operates with a separate subscription modality for its games, but until now, it has continued to maintain the Wordle application as a completely free web option for users and readers.
It’s unclear how long it will remain free and web-based, but until the NYT changes it, there is a way to get the free Wordle app on your iPhone or iPad screen (whichever you prefer).
This implies having to use a function that has been available in iOS for a long time, which is nothing more than saving a shortcut to the web page in question to be able to directly access the desired URL.
It’s easy to do and once you do it the first time, the next time you just have to click on the corresponding icon to access your daily dose of puns that the game offers us, as if it were an application.
How to get Wordle for iPhone
Here’s how to save Wordle to your iPhone as a simple app. Simply use the Safari browser, regardless of the iPhone or iPad you have, as well as the version of the operating system. That easy.
- Go to the Safari browser app on your device
- Type in the following URL: https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html
- Tap on the ‘Share’ button in the Safari browser, the rectangle with the arrow that appears pointing up.
- On the ‘Share’ screen, find ‘Add to home screen’ and tap on it.
- On the next screen, you can change Wordle’s name if you want.
- Finally, click on ‘Add’ and the Wordle icon will appear on the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
- From this moment on, you will be able to play daily. Remember that you have six chances to guess the Wordle word of the day, a five-letter word.
If you are not very familiar with the game yet, you should know that there is only one chance to play Wordle per day, so tap on the ‘T’ icon on your home screen and the game will start.
If you have already been playing days ago through Safari, you should know that your score will not be transferred to the web version, so it will behave as if you started playing on a new device.
How do I get the version of Wordle in Spanish
If what you want is to practice with Wordle in Spanish, all you have to do is add the Spanish version of Wordle to your iPhone or iPad home screen. In this way, it is enough to follow the steps indicated above from Safari, but now with the new URL:
There are many alternatives to Wordle and many developers have been encouraged to release their adapted version. In fact, many introduce advertising and lose the essence of the original, but in return, they will allow you to play more times in a single day, without any limitation.
How to load a new game
If on a certain day, you happen to launch the Wordle web app and it doesn’t load, you should know that the NYT version of the game has a reload button located in the upper right corner of the screen.
It’s the circular arrow displayed counterclockwise. Tap on it to reload the game. If that doesn’t work, try restarting the app. Do not worry about your valuation achieved in past days, as it will be maintained.
What is WordBot?
If you’ve been playing Wordle without cheating and feel the need to compare your results with other players, The New York Times now has WordleBota bot that can analyze your daily Wordle.
To use WordleBot, play Wordle and then visit the web from the same browser: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/upshot/wordle-bot.html. You can also take a screenshot of your game by visiting that same link and then uploading the site image.
WordleBot captures your results and lets you know how you did compared to the average score that the NYT compiled. You can use the results to share them on social networks if they were good, or keep practicing to raise your score.