9 Letters... How many words can you make with 9 Letters? How’s your vocabulary? Why not play 9 Letters and find out!

9 Letters presents you with a single 9 Letter word with the letters randomised. It’s up to you to find the 9 Letter word, and any other 3 to 8 letter words.

There are different modes of play, so you can play which ever way you enjoy the most.

• With normal mode, use all of those 9 Letters to make as many words as you can find.

• With target mode, one of those 9 Letters becomes the target letter and every word you find must include that letter. This reduces the overall word count, but it is harder.

With both normal and target modes, you can also add a 30 second per-word limit to the game. You get 30 seconds to find each word. Keep finding words, or the game is over.

9 Letters has a comprehensive database of over 100,000, 3 to 9 letter words. There are words in there that we don’t even know!

9 Letters is easy to play. Simply tap on letter tiles to add them to your word. Tap again to remove them. Drag to reorder them, or swipe left to remove them all. It can’t get much easier!

9 Letters also lists all of your words where you can see them. Not sure if you’ve already found a word? Just scroll through and take a look! Alternatively, just try that word again and 9 Letters will let you know.

Turn on the “highlight” feature to ask 9 Letters to let you know when you have a valid word. It makes it much faster to play and is a great way to discover words you didn’t even know before.

Turn on the ’s’ ending detection, and 9 Letters will automatically check if that word you just found also has a friend with an ’s’ on the end. If it finds one, that friendly word will be added to your list automatically. Yay!

Exclude plurals and 9 Letters will ignore any words that appear to be plurals, making your game a little more interesting.

If you want a bit more of a challenge, use the 4 Letter minimum feature to eliminate 3 letter words from the game.

For people needing a different background colour, you can change this in the options screen using the handy colour picker.

9 Letters has great sound cues throughout the play so you can speed up your play by listening as well as watching.


If you have devices running iOS 8, you can use the fantastic new Handoff feature to hand-off your game from one device to another. Playing a game on commute home from work? You want to continue, and you have an iPad charged and ready? Just Handoff and off you go!


Scoring is basically all about how many words you can find. For every 9 Letter word presented to you, 9 Letters will calculate a percentage that you have to meet to be able to move on to the next word (unless you have enabled an option to defeat this).

For every word up to that percentage, you get a minimum of 1 point. For every word beyond that, you get much more. If you also manage to find the 9 Letter word, you get an extra bonus.

You can keep playing 9 Letters for as long as you want if you have disabled the 30 second per-word time limit. The only way the game will end is if you choose to end it. We just love having a puzzle to work away at, little bit by little bit.


Every ten words found can earn a hint to the 9 Letter word. You can also buy hints at special times, but not until you’ve progressed far enough into a game.

Please note that hints that are purchased are used immediately and cannot be stored for a later time. They can only be purchased during an actual game.

What’s New

Version 1.10

Updated for all the new iPhones and iPads and fixed a crash occurring on older devices running iOS 9.3

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Volksy48 ,


Have just downloaded this app and testing it for use by a disabled person. Would like the letters in the cubes to be black rather than white. Black is easier to see against the pale background. So far so good. Will update when I have played it with him. Is there an option to have turn based play? If not that would be an improvement.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review.

I have released an update that fixes the text color issue you highlighted.

I would be especially interested to hear your experiences with using the game with a disabled person. Adding/improving accessibility would be something else I’d like to do.

Von777 ,

Really great!!

I enjoy a challenge and this game provides the opportunity to think and learn.
Loving the clear inter action if I have already entered a word and the 30 second timeframe so I don't feel rushed.

Mudpieharvest ,

Keeps asking for money despite turning off option!!!

I just downloaded this and am already going to delete it for three reasons. 1, obscure words are used but some common ones aren't accepted. 2, it doesn't follow the traditional rule of having to use the centre letter for each word. But mainly for 3, that despite paying for this app AND despite having an option to turn off the "offer hints every ten words" setting, it STILL offers paid hints at least every ten words. Don't waste your money on this if you just want to concentrate on the puzzle without being bothered every half a minute with invitations to spend money!

Developer Response ,

1. The dictionary used is "supposed" to be a standard Scrabble™ dictionary. I didn't choose the words.
2. That is an option if you want it; just visit the options screen!
3. That should have been addressed in the most recent update. Apologies for any annoyance. I'm not a fan of nags like that either.


Peter Easdown
54.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).



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In-App Purchases
  1. Buy a Hint $1.49
  2. 7 Letter Word $1.49
  3. 8 Letter Word $1.49


  • Game Center

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  • Family Sharing

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