Swift Playgrounds 4+

Learn real coding the fun way


    • 4.3 • 107 Ratings
    • Free



Swift Playgrounds makes it fun to learn to code and build real apps. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Get Started with Code” and learn the basics of building apps in “Get Started with Apps.” You experiment with a wide range of challenges and samples that let you explore unique coding experiences.

Swift Playgrounds doesn’t require any coding experience — it’s perfect for anyone just starting out, from eight to one-hundred-and-eight. The whole time you are learning Swift and SwiftUI, the powerful programming technologies created by Apple and used by professionals around the globe to build many of today’s most popular apps. And because it’s built to take advantage of real frameworks, Swift Playgrounds provides a one of a kind learning experience.

Lessons Built-in
• Apple-created lessons guide you through the core concepts of programming by using code to solve puzzles
• See your code run in a beautiful, interactive 3D world that you can rotate and pinch to zoom using the trackpad
• Animations introduce each new coding concept at a high-level before you dive into the puzzles
• Glossary and built-in help pages give detailed information about available commands, frameworks, and terminology

Explore and Create
• Interactive coding shows the results of your code instantly, alongside your work
• Step through code in playground books to highlight each line as it runs
• Books provide a head start to create your own playgrounds that use graphics and sound
• App Gallery walks you through the building blocks of apps, like tabbed navigation and downloading data

Build Apps
• Create real apps using SwiftUI
• See your code changes reflected live while you type
• Type quickly and accurately with inline code suggestions
• Extend your app with an ecosystem of Swift packages
• Navigate your code with project-wide search

Smart Coding Assistance
• Click and drag a brace to wrap a block of code inside a loop or conditional statement
Drag and drop snippets of commonly-used code directly into your playground
• Fix common code errors with helpful inline suggestions
• Stay organized with automatic code formatting

Real Swift and SwiftUI Code
• Learn the same powerful Swift programming language used by the pros to create apps in the App Store
Build dynamic, elegant apps using SwiftUI, a modern way to create user interfaces
Access powerful frameworks such as SpriteKit for 2D games
• Use Bluetooth APIs to write programs that communicate with real-world devices

Share or Publish
Send your projects to friends and family using Messages, Mail, AirDrop, or other Share Sheet extensions
• Bring your app projects to Xcode on Mac and back again
• Submit your completed apps to the App Store with App Store Connect

What’s New

Version 4.5.1

Swift Playgrounds 4.5.1 includes Swift 5.10 and the macOS 14.5 SDK.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

meAyush_ ,

It's great, but...

It drains battery way too quickly and also lags ocassionally.

AKRaaj ,

Really Effective & Addictive

Have been waiting for this to be released on MacOS.

Of all the different tutorials I've tried, this is, hands-down, the best. Coding explained in a simple and fun way.

Don't let your age be a barrier, kids and adults would equally love this experience.

chetanpm ,

A entry point for novice programmers

Puzzle soving challenges are the best to get even more wide assortment of new generation coders. This should have been started on the mac platform rather than ipad first but hey, here it is :)

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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