Get started with News on iPhone
The News app collects all the stories you want to read, from your favorite sources, about the topics that interest you most. To personalize News, you can choose from a selection of publications (called channels) and topics such as Entertainment, Food, and Science. The Today feed collects the best stories from the channels and topics you follow.
With iOS 12.2 or later, you can subscribe to Apple News+, which includes hundreds of magazines, popular newspapers, and premium digital publishers (U.S. and Canada only). See Subscribe to Apple News+ on iPhone.
The more you read, the better News understands your interests. Siri learns what’s important to you and suggests stories you might like. You can also receive notifications about important stories from channels you follow.
Note: You need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to use News. News is currently available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. News supports both English and Canadian French publications.
Personalize your news
When you follow a channel or topic, related stories appear more often in the Today feed, and the channel or topic appears in the Following tab.
Open News for the first time, tap the Following tab, then tap next to topics you want to follow.
If there are topics that you don’t want to appear in your feed, tap to block them.
When you block a channel or topic, its stories won’t appear in the Today feed or the News widget, and it will appear among your blocked channels and topics when you tap Following > Blocked Channels & Topics.
Tap Discover Channels & Topics at the bottom of the screen, then tap for each channel and topic you want to follow.
To stop following a channel or topic, tap Edit, tap next to the channel or topic, then tap Remove.
To easily follow specific channels and topics, tap the search field at the top of the screen, enter the channel or topic’s name, then tap in the results below.
Some channels you follow may send notifications about important stories.
Tap Following, swipe to the bottom of the screen, then tap Manage Notifications.
Turn on notifications for your preferred channels.
If you’re signed in to the iTunes Store (Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store), you can receive New Features & Tips notifications from the Apple News team. If, in the U.S. and Canada, you subscribe to Apple News+, you can also choose to be notified when new issues are available.
See stories only from the channels you follow
Go to Settings , tap News, turn on Restrict Stories in Today, then confirm your choice.
Note: Restricting stories significantly limits the variety of stories that appear in the Today feed and all other feeds. For example, if you restrict stories and follow only one entertainment-related channel, your Entertainment topic feed will contain stories only from that channel. When you restrict stories, you don’t see Top Stories and Trending Stories.