About downloads and Apple News+

If you subscribe to Apple News+, you can download magazine issues in the News app to read when you're offline.

If you subscribe to Apple News+, you get access hundreds of magazines, popular newspapers, and premium digital publishers in the News app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. You can also download issues of magazines to your devices to read when you're not connected to the Internet.

Learn more about Apple News+ and Apple News+ pricing.

Apple News+ is available only in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Learn what's available in your country or region.

About automatic downloads

After you follow a magazine, new issues of the magazine automatically download to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac* as long as your device is connected to the Internet and has enough storage space.

If you see  under an issue, it's not downloaded to your device. To download an issue manually, follow the steps below.

*On your Mac, the News app needs to be open in order for new issues of magazines to automatically download.

Download issues manually

  1. Open the News app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap News+ at the bottom of the app. On your iPad or Mac, go to the sidebar and tap or click News+. If you don't see the sidebar, tap or click the sidebar button .
  3. Find the issue that you want to download.
  4. Tap or click the  below the cover.
  5. Tap or click Download Issue.

You can also download back issues from a magazine's channel feed. Just tap or click  below the issue that you want to download, then choose Download Issue.

Read downloaded magazines

To read a downloaded magazine, go to My Magazines in the News+ feed. Or search for the magazine's channel, tap or click the channel, then tap or click the downloaded issue.

About downloads and device storage

New issues of magazines that you follow automatically download to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac* when you're connected to Wi-Fi and have enough storage space. These issues delete themselves after 30 days or sooner if storage space is limited.

You can also delete indvidual issues or delete all issues.

*On your Mac, the News app needs to be open in order for new issues of magazines to automatically download.

Delete individual issues

  1. On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap the News+ tab. On your iPad or Mac, tap or click News+ in the sidebar. 
  2. Go to My Magazines, then tap or click  under the issue that you want to remove.
  3. Tap or click Remove.
  4. Tap or click Remove Download or Remove from My Magazines.

Delete all issues

After you complete these steps, your downloaded issues are deleted along with your reading history and the information News uses to make recommendations. 

To delete all issues:

  • On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap Following, then tap History > Clear > Clear All.
  • On your iPad, tap History in the sidebar, tap Clear, then tap Clear All.
  • On your Mac, click News in the menu bar at the top of your screen, then choose Clear History > Clear All.
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