If you’ve been wondering how to install Wordle on your iPhone or Android phone, or simply what is this Wordle game that the NY Times allegedly spent over a million dollars to acquire, then you’re in luck as we have the answers.
Wordle is a simple word game created by Josh Wardle that is now only available via the New York Times website. However, if you are one of the many that have been drawn in by the game we have a quick and easy method on iOS or Android to place the game on your home screen like an app.
Wordle is playable once per day and gives you six chances to guess that day’s word with color-coded hints after each guess. Yellow indicates the letter is in the word, but in the wrong spot and green indicates you got it dead on. If you opt to play in hard mode you will have to reuse any letters that were yellow or green in the previous round. For those familiar with the game show Lingo from the 80’s and early 2000’s, it’s very similar to that. Once you’ve installed the game here are some tips on how to play Wordle.
The limited nature of the game is part of the appeal as you can’t spend too much time playing Wordle and the ease of sharing your result for the day with the visually pleasing colored grid has helped contribute to the game’s virality. Others have tried to leach off its success by releasing paid clone apps in the App Store and Google Play, but the original creator is sticking to the free online-only model, which for now remains despite the NY Times acquisition.
How to install Wordle on your iPhone
That’s it, Wordle will now appear on your home screen just like any other app. The one caveat for this is that it won’t bring over your current streak. Wordle isn’t presently designed to carry over between browsers or devices, so you will have to start fresh.
How to install Wordle on your Android phone
That’s it, Wordle will now appear on your home screen just like any other app. Just like on iOS the one caveat is that it won’t bring over your current streak. Wordle isn’t presently designed to carry over between browsers or devices, so you will have to start fresh.