Best iOS apps and games to play during Holi festival

Best iOS apps and games to play during Holi festival

With India under the grip of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been advised to avoid public gatherings and spend time with the family.

Holi is the time of the year, which marks the end of chilly winter and we welcome colourful spring. It is celebrated with splashing gulal powders and coloured water with friends and family.

But, unfortunately, India is under the grip of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with daily cases touching 68,000 in the latest report (March 29). People have been advised to avoid public gatherings and spend time with just the family members at home.

If you feeling bored sitting doing nothing at home, you can entertain yourselves with your iPhone. There are lots of games to play multi-player games with friends online. You can also let your creativity go wild with photography apps to edit and add filters to the images captured by your Apple mobile during the Holi festivities.

Here are the top recommended iOS games and photography apps
PUBG Mobile is banned in India, but there are good alternatives to it and some of them are listed below.

Garena Free Fire - The Cobr‪a
It is a survival shooter game available. It offers a 10-minute game time. It places the protagonist on a remote island and will be pitted against 49 other players, all seeking survival. Players can freely choose their starting point with their parachute, and aim to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. 

Players can drive vehicles to explore the vast map, hide in wild, or become invisible by prowling under grass or rifts. Ambush, snipe, survive, there is only one goal: to survive and complete the mission.


Garena Free Fire- The Cobra on Apple App Store

With the Holi festival upon us, the company has announced a new gaming episode. Here, the protagonist will fight the demoness who has stolen all the colours from free fire, collect a full palette of colours after the demoness is defeated and celebrate the festival of colours

Call of Duty: Mobile
CoD is a multi-role gaming app. The protagonist can choose from dozens of famous characters, weapons, outfits, scorestreaks and pieces of gear that can be used to customize the load-outs. 


Call of Duty: Mobile gaming app on Apple App Store

Then, players can customise the loadouts (weapons) into battle in Battle Royale and thrilling PvP (Player vs Players) multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch, Frontline, Free For All, Search and Destroy, Domination, Hardpoint and many more. It has a 100 player Battle Royale battleground, Fast 5v5 team deathmatch, Sniper vs sniper battle, Activision’s free-to-play Call of Duty: Mobile game has it all.

Rebel Racing
It offers realistic driving physics, speedfreak add-ons and turbos, epic overtakes and stunning West Coast locations, Rebel Racing brings a breath of fresh air to the mobile racing category.


Rebel Racing app on Apple App Store

Players can collect, customise and upgrade a fleet of real-world classics and awesome supercars, then powerslide your way to the top of the Rebel Racing tournament.

Photo editing apps

VSCO: Photo & Video Edito‪r‬
Apple iPhones do an excellent job of getting good quality pictures.  Even native camera app offers editing tools to enhance the image quality. If you want more options, you can go for the  VSCO app. It offers a lot of editing tools and filters to liven up the photos and videos. He/she can use editing tools like Contrast and Saturation to make the photos pop or use Grain and Fade to add texture and mimic analog film effects. Adjust or play around with the photo perspectives with Crop and Skew. Users can Save and recreate the favourite edits with Recipes.


VSCO: Photo & Video Edito‪r‬ on Apple App Store

Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor‬
It offers easy-to-use image editing tools like sliders and filters for pictures make photo editing simple. Users can retouch full-resolution photos, apply photo filters, or start photo editing anywhere. 


Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor‬ on Apple App Store

He/she just has to tap and drag sliders to improve light and colour, apply photo filters for pictures, and more. 

Snapseed
It offers 29 tools and filters, including Healing, Brush, Structure, HDR, Perspective, and more. Users can tweak JPG and RAW files and save the personal looks and apply them to new photos later.


Snapseed on Apple App Store

It also offers a selective filter brush and all styles can be tweaked with fine and precise control options.

For a rookie user, the app offers tutorial cards with tips and tricks about Snapseed and general photography.

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Holi-themed songs on Apple Music app. Credit: Apple

If you are not a gaming or photo editing enthusiast, you can sit back relax and listen to songs. Apple Music is listing several Holi-themed playlists on the app. There are several curated celebrity playlists including-- Raftaar’s Holi Party, Amit Trivedi’s Holi Party and Neha Kakkar’s Holi Party, and more. 

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