Harry Potter is a global phenomenon. While the main series of books and films have finished, the phenomenon lives on. You can bring some of that magic into your palm thanks to Harry Potter apps for your smartphone.
Whether you’re after a magical game on the go, a way to test your wizarding knowledge, or a place to meet like-minded fans, we’ve rounded up the best Harry Potter apps for Android and iOS.
1. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
We open our list of the best Harry Potter apps with Wizards Unite. Which is an augmented reality game from the developers of Pokemon GO. Set years after the main Harry Potter series, disaster has struck the wizarding world. Foundables—magic artifacts, people, creatures, and memories—are appearing in the Muggle world.
Equipped with your phone, you must roam around outside to collect these Foundables, often located at landmarks nearby, defeating chaotic magic and taking part in challenges along the way.
It’s a fun, addictive game that will get you on the move. If you want a full debrief, we’ve created a guide to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Spelly contains every single spell from the Harry Potter books. Everything from Alohomora to Wingardium Leviosa is listed here. Find out what the spell does, what type it is, when it’s first mentioned, and a quote including it.
You can filter the list, mark spells as your favorite, and even shake your device to open a random one. If you’re up for a challenge, you can also test your knowledge in a quiz to see how well you know your spells.
Download: Spelly for Android (Free)
3. LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 and 5-7
The LEGO games are known for their sense of humor and lighthearted gameplay and these two games, spanning all of Harry Potter’s seven adventures, are no different. You get to experience all the famous moments, like playing Quidditch or battling Voldemort, in glorious LEGO-style 3D environments.
These games are packed full of goodies, too. Take time to explore Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and more, because there’s lots of hidden areas to uncover. All of which will help you build a stash of collectibles and unlock over 100 characters.
If you want even more LEGO gaming goodness, check out our recommendations for the best LEGO video games.
Download: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for Android ($4.99)
Download: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Android ($4.99)
4. FANDOM for: Harry Potter
The chances are, if you want to know something about Harry Potter, the answer will be contained within this FANDOM app. It’s a massive database of pages, photos, and videos. You can find out about the books, films, games, and the Harry Potter universe as a whole as you browse through this wiki.
You can also hop into discussions with your fellow fans. Either post your own message—perhaps to debate who’d win in a duel between your favorite characters—or join an existing thread.
5. Hogwarts Mystery
In Hogwarts Mystery, you become a student at the famous wizarding school. You can customize your character, join a house, get a pet, master spells, and so much more. Familiar faces like Dumbledore and Snape will there to guide you along the way.
You set out to uncover the mystery behind Cursed Vaults and find your missing brother. As you progress through the school years, decisions you make will shape relationships as you earn friends and enemies.
6. Potter Portal
Harry Potter might not be real, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend he is. Potter Portal lets you create your own customized Harry Potter images. Whether you’ve dreamed of receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter, flying a house banner, or being written about in the Daily Prophet, you can create all of these things here.
The customization options depend on what you select. You can, of course, choose your house for the banner and enter your address for the Hogwarts letter. Once done, you can easily share the creations with friends and family to prove your wizard credentials.
Download: Potter Portal for Android (Free)
7. Fantastic Beasts: Cases
Based on the film spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts: Cases is a hidden object game that puts you in the role of a new recruit for the Ministry of Magic’s Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. You pair up with Mathilda Grimblehawk to solve cases based around the protection of magical beasts.
Although you will primarily be finding things within scenes, in recognizable locations like Zonko’s Joke Shop or Gringotts, other gameplay elements see you cast spells, brew potions, and identify creatures. Boosted by strong visuals and music, this is a great game to play in short bursts.
8. Ultimate Harry Potter Trivia
Every Harry Potter fan likes to think they know the most about the series, but with this app you can prove it. It’s simple, but works really well. You select how many questions you want and off you go. At the end, you will see how many you answered correctly.
Unlike a lot of trivia apps, this isn’t afraid of asking tricky and obscure questions about the books, not just the films. So, get brushing up on your knowledge of ghosts, creatures, and Quidditch before diving in.
9. Harry Potter Amino
If you’re looking to connect with fellow fans of the magical franchise, Amino is the app for you. Here you can create an account and chat with Potterheads from around the world.
You can upload your fan creations (like art and stories), build and take part in quizzes, and join chatrooms for live communication. In these chatrooms you can talk theories, praise drawings, and hopefully make a few friends along the way.
10. Elfins: Magic Heroes 2
Technically speaking, Elfins: Magic Heroes 2 is not officially a Harry Potter game, but when your character has a scar on his head and is firing spells, it’s not difficult to put two and two together. The aim of the game is to hold on the screen to fire your wand, then release to take out the enemy. The more you dispatch, the higher your score.
As you play, you unlock more characters, power-ups to help you progress, and different locations like Azkaban and the Forbidden Forest. Making it perfect to wind away the time on your commute.
Harry Potter Gadgets You Can Actually Own
These are the best Harry Potter apps we could find, so we hope you have discovered at least one that takes your fancy amongst the games, quizzes, and chatrooms.
If apps aren’t enough, and you want to bring Harry Potter’s magic into the physical world as well, take a look at these magical Harry Potter gadgets you can actually own.