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China – Useful Apps for your Smartphone

Here are seven apps we suggest every person moving to China should download onto their smartphone to make life a bit easier!
China Smartphone Apps

Didi – Greater China

Didi is the best app to book a taxi in China. It is recommended to install DiDi and practice using it even for brief stays in China.


It is essential that you get a virtual private network (VPN) app on your phone. If you don’t, you won’t be able to access all the sites you’re used to, like Google, Gmail, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram.

Last update: 26 February 2020