Why is iOS the preferred mobile OS for online betting?

Unlike many years ago, almost everyone uses Android or iOS. These two mobile operating systems have millions of users from all over the world, which is why those of you who want to bet online will probably use one of them.

Generally speaking, Android is the more popular mobile OS because it has way more users worldwide. This isn’t a surprise because only Apple’s devices are allowed to run on iOS.

Despite being more popular, most bettors prefer sticking with iOS because it is more “gambling-friendly”. Those of you who don’t have any mobile betting experience probably don’t know what we’re talking about, which is why we’d like to point out a few reasons why iOS is the preferred mobile operating system for online betting.

Most operators have an app for iOS

Once you start looking for an online bookie or a casino, you will notice that not everyone has a mobile app. In fact, most of them prefer to create a mobile website version of their desktop site because it’s cheaper. 

Those places that have an app will usually always offer it for iOS first because Apple allows those applications on its OS. Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to Android, where each operator has to meet specific requirements to upload its app on Google Play.

So, everyone who has an iOS device will probably have a better chance of downloading an app compared to those with an Android smartphone or tablet. 

You can download and install it within seconds

Besides the fact that more companies have an app for iOS, Apple is known for making its mobile OS as simple as possible. Consequently, the download process of Betway’s app is very simple, so even if you don’t have any betting experience, you can still download and install it in just a few seconds.

To get the app, you need to open the App Store and look for it. Once you find it, press “Get” and enter your Apple ID. In some cases, you might have to use your Touch ID/Face ID.

After you download the application, your iPhone/iPad will automatically install the app, which means you need to wait for a bit. Most betting applications are just a few MBs, so the entire process won’t take much.

iOS is smoother than Android

The last reason why we think that iOS is better for gambling is due to its smoothness. Instead of having to upgrade your device all the time, Apple optimizes its OS regularly, so you can enjoy your favorite apps even if you have an older smartphone.

This makes a lot of difference in online betting because Android is more resource-demanding. Hence, if you are using an older phone or tablet that runs on Google’s platform, you might not be able to take advantage of some sports betting features.


If we have to sum up, iOS is more convenient for online gambling than Android. Nevertheless, both OS will provide you with a good gambling experience, so don’t worry.