In addition to its indispensability as a communications tool, your smartphone can actually help you strengthen your brainpower—an especially important benefit as we age.

Whether you use an Android smartphone or an iPhone, brain training apps are available in abundance which, studies suggest, maintain and even boost cognitive performance. Best of all, you don’t necessarily have to be technologically savvy to enjoy them or derive their full benefits.

Here’s how you can find some of the most highly recommended free brain training apps. Flex your brain muscle and have fun while using any or all of these.

Luminosity: Launched in 2007, this is one of the most established and popular apps for brain games. It offers games, puzzles, and exercises designed to help improve 5 areas of cognitive function: problem-solving, memory, attention, speed, and flexibility. The app is available as a free download for Android and iPhone, and gives you access to three free games per day. You can upgrade to a premium (paid) subscription to use it more.

Peak: Featuring stimulating “mini-games” that boost memory, problem-solving, concentration, language retention skills and more, Peak has been rated by Google as one of the best Android apps. The free version includes four randomly assigned brain games you can play once a day, with a more robust version offering 40 games available as a paid upgrade. You can find Peak for Android or iPhone.

Elevate: The Elevate app offers entertaining, challenging games to help build your communication and analytical abilities. The free version delivers daily training sessions with up to 5 games, as well as a 14-day free trial of the more advanced version, if you choose to subscribe. Find Elevate for Android or iPhone.

Cognifit Brain Fitness: Cognifit is unique in that it was actually designed by neuroscientists, and features specific programs to stimulate or rehabilitate brain function for people with conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more. The basic plan is free and includes access to three games. Upgrades, including more than 25 games, can be purchased. You’ll find Cognifit for both Android and iPhone. Put your screen time to good use! According to experts, just ten 60-minute brain-training sessions over a five-week period has proven effective in slowing the rate of cognitive decline among older adults. Check out these challenging and beneficial brain training apps to stay sharp, and have a great time while doing it.


  1. N Tara Brocking Wyckoff says

    We did not even know about this great 100.00 per line promotion till my wife came back to consumers celluller from being a customer before..Thank-You for giving back and not being greedy like so many other cell phone companies are..Boy it is great to be back with consumer cellular…Thank-you consumer c cellular…

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  2. N Tara Brocking Wyckoff says

    We did not even know about this great 100.00 per line promotion till my wife came back to consumers celluller from being a customer before..Thank-You for giving back and not being greedy like so many other cell phone companies are..Boy it is great to be back with consumer cellular…Thank-you consumer c cellular..

    Rd CT. b.

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  3. William ( Bill) Jones says

    Okay. I have requested a replacement ZTE AVID 579 phone for the one I had to return It is in the mail system. NO ONE at CC seems to know how to send e mails, okay text and call on phone WHICH I DO NOT HAVE!! Repeat: I DO NOT HAVE A PHONE!! But if you experts continue to text or call, PLEASE do not expect a response from me. After 3 screw up from CC, I’m leery of them, but as I have paid for phones I DO NOT have, I will keep going until you send me one that works, or I get. Your chat experts are limited and not really much help. Any reply??? Bj

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  4. Sharon says

    Am looking for a phone? Need to know how much would it be?

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  5. Jean Robinson says

    I can no longer call Canada. I am given instructions to dial 011 or 611 and the number and nothing works. I USED to be able to call Canada without any problem. I have called customer service several times regarding this and nothing has been resolved. I’m told there’s something about AT&T towers being moved….
    Up until now I really have been happy with Consumer Cellular’s service and coverage. I am hoping I don’t need to change. Hoping SOMEONE can resolve this for me.

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    • Hi Jean, thanks for your post. I’m sorry to hear about this trouble that you’re having, with the newer SIM cards in the phones we do need to have you dial 201-490-2159 + send and then follow the prompts to dial out internationally. This is to ensure you’re being charged our rates for international dialing, and not other carrier’s.

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  6. Bob says

    Just saw the advertisement with some sort of discount for AARP members. Do you also provide that for the American Seniors Association or AMAC or any other seniors organization.?

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  7. Gary Sielski says

    I tried to call you last Sat. after waiting on hold for more than 28 min. I took the hint. You don’t want to talk to me, so I hung up.

    reply to Gary

    • Hi Gary, I’m sorry to hear about the trouble you’re having with reaching us. We understand that these hold times are extremely frustrating and we’re currently in the process of hiring more agents to assist with it. We appreciate your patience during this time as we get them trained to best assist you over the phone. If assistance is still needed, you are welcome to also chat with one of our agents here

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  8. Helenanne Frobose says

    I just purchased a Samsung A10e, did that allow me an AARP discount? This has been such a runaround getting a new phone, Tried Target, Walmart, and Costco in Ohio to no avail. Called CC today, went to nearest Target and was told to order over the internet of which I just finished. I have been without a phone since Friday! Had no phone #’s an almost was stranded at the airport, had to borrow a passengers phone to get a ride home.

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    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      I apologize for the frustration, Helenanne. We don’t partner with Costco or Wal-Mart, and stock with our retail partners can fluctuate so ordering online may have more options available.

      The AARP membership provides a 5% discount off of monthly service and usage charges, 30% off of select accessories, and an extended 45-day Risk-Free Guarantee, but it does not provide a discount off of the device.

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  9. Ann Spohnholz says

    I am currently recieving multiple sales contacts from ATT, including one today for a 50% reduction. They refer to my current ATT account. Alaska has a competitive market right now.

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  10. Barbara Silverman says

    Can you support the cellular service on the Apple Watch yet?

    reply to Barbara

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