Follow, unfollow, or block channels and topics in Apple News

Follow your favorite channels and topics to see related stories in Today, and unfollow or block ones you don't want to see.

Follow a news channel or topic

A channel is a newspaper, magazine, or digital publisher you can follow to have their stories appear in your Today feed. Channels and topics you follow appear in the Following tab of the News app on your iPhone and under Following in the sidebar of the News app on your Mac. Apple News+ subscribers can also view back issues of magazines under Following. You can also explore stories and search for local news if it's supported in your city or region.

Follow news on your iPhone or iPod touch

Tap the Following tab, search for channel or topic to follow, then tap the Follow button .

Follow news on your iPad

Go to the sidebar, search for a channel or topic, then tap the Follow button . Don't see the sidebar? Tap the sidebar button  in the upper-left corner of the app.

Follow news on your Mac

Search for a channel or topic in the upper-right corner, then click the Follow button 

See everything you follow

  • On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap Following at the bottom of your screen.
  • On your iPad or Mac, go to the sidebar and look under Following. Don't see the sidebar? Tap or click the Sidebar button  in the upper-left corner of the app.

To see the available back issues of a publication, search for the publication in the Following tab or sidebar, then tap or click it.

 


Unfollow a news channel or topic

If you're following a news channel or topic you're no longer interested in, you can unfollow it. News stories related to channels and topics you've unfollowed might still appear in your Today feed.

Unfollow news on your iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Tap the Following tab.
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the Remove button  next to a channel or topic and tap Unfollow.

Unfollow news on your iPad

  1. Go to the sidebar. Don't see the sidebar? Click the sidebar button  in the upper-left corner of the app.
  2. Under Following, select a channel or topic.
  3. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap the Remove button  next to a channel or topic and tap Unfollow.

Unfollow news on your Mac

  1. Go to the sidebar. Don't see the sidebar? Click the sidebar button  in the upper-left corner of the app.
  2. Under Following, select a channel or topic.
  3. Click the Share button .
  4. Choose Unfollow Channel or Unfollow Topic.

 


Block a news channel or topic

If you don't want to see any stories from a specific channel or topic, block that channel or topic. Once blocked, Apple News won't show that publisher or topic in your Today feed. Special sections curated by the Apple News editors might still include these channels or topics. 

Block news on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap the channel or topic to open it.
  2. Tap the More Options button .
  3. Choose Block Channel or Block Topic.

Block news on your Mac

  1. Click the channel or topic to open it.
  2. Click the Share button .
  3. Choose Block Channel or Block Topic.

 


Unblock a news channel or topic

To see the channels or topics that you blocked or to unblock one of them:

Unblock news on your iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Tap the Following tab. 
  2. Scroll down and tap Blocked Channels & Topics. 
  3. To unblock a channel or topic, tap the Remove button , then tap Unblock.

Unblock news on your iPad

  1. Go to the sidebar and tap Blocked Channels & Topics. 
  2. To unblock a channel or topic, tap the Remove button , then tap Unblock.

Unblock news on your Mac

  1. Go to the menu bar and choose File > Manage Blocked Channels & Topics. 
  2. To unblock a channel or topic, click the Remove button , then click Unblock.

 


See only the news that you follow

To have only the channels and topics you follow appear in your Today feed, along with the Apple News curated sections, turn on Restrict Stories in Today.

Restrict Stories in Today on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app. 
  2. Scroll down and tap News, then tap Restrict Stories in Today.

Restrict Stories in Today on your Mac

  1. Go to the menu bar and choose News > Preferences
  2. Choose Restrict stories in Today.

 


Tell News the types of stories that you like to read

Want to see similar stories in Today like the one that you're currently reading? Just tap or click the Share button , then tap or click Suggest More Like This 

You can also tell the News app the types of stories that you don't like so they don't appear as often in Today. As you read a story, tap or click the Share button , then tap or click Suggest Less Like This .

You can also report a concern about an Apple News story.

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