Browse and read Apple News+ stories and issues on iPhone
To get the most out of Apple News+, follow your favorite publications, browse through current and back issues, or download issues to read later (not available in all countries or regions).
Follow and unfollow publications
You follow an Apple News+ publication by following its channel. Do any of the following:
Tap the Today tab or News+ tab, tap a story or issue from an Apple News+ publication, tap the publication’s name at the top of the screen, then tap .
Tap the Following tab, tap the search field at the top of the screen, enter the publication’s name, then tap .
Tap News+, tap Browse the Catalog or a category at the top of the screen, then tap Follow below the publication’s cover.
To unfollow a publication, tap Following, swipe left, then tap Unfollow.
Browse Apple News+ issues
Stories and issues from Apple News+ appear in the News+ feed, the Today feed, and channel feeds. Stories (but not issues) can also be found in topic feeds and search results. To access entire issues, tap the News+ tab at the bottom of the screen, where you can do any of the following:
View all available publications: Tap Browse the Catalog near the top of the screen.
View a specific content category: Tap a category such as Business & Finance, Entertainment, or Sports near the top of the screen. Tap Featured to view a group of publications chosen by Apple News editors. Swipe left to see more categories.
View new and recent issues: The most recent issue you’ve read appears below Reading Now. Below Recent you see the newest issue you’ve most recently read, you’ve most recently downloaded, or was most recently published from a channel you follow.
Note: If you block an Apple News+ publication, its issues are removed from My Magazines.
Browse Apple News+ stories and issues: On the News+ screen, swipe up, then tap a story or issue to open it.
Open an issue
You can open an issue in any of these ways:
Tap an issue cover in the News+ or Today feed.
Tap Following, enter the name of the Apple News+ channel in the search field, tap the channel, then tap the issue.
Follow a link to an issue that someone shared with you.
Access back issues
Tap Following, then tap a channel you follow, or search for a channel, then tap it.
Below Recent issues, swipe to the issue you want to read, then tap to open it.
To browse all of the channel’s available back issues, swipe through the issues at the top of the screen.
Read Apple News+ issues
Open the issue, where you can do any of the following:
View the table of contents: Tap the cover thumbnail at the bottom left of the screen.
Navigate to a story: In an issue in Apple News Format, tap the story link in the table of contents. In a PDF issue, tap the thumbnail of the page you want to view.
Page through an issue: In Apple News Format issues, swipe left or tap Next to go to the next story, or swipe right to go to the previous story. In PDF issues, swipe left or tap Next to go to the next page. Swipe right to go to the previous page.
Change the text size: For stories in Apple News Format, tap , then tap the smaller or larger letter to change the text size in the story and all other stories in the channel. For PDF issues, pinch to zoom.
Download an Apple News+ issue
To download issues to read offline, do any of the following:
Tap the News+ tab. In My Magazines or a category, tap below the issue cover, then tap Download Issue.
Tap Following, tap the magazine channel feed, tap below the issue cover in the Recent Issues group, then tap Download Issue.
News automatically downloads the most recent issue of magazines you follow when iPhone has sufficient storage space and is connected to Wi-Fi. You can download issues only if you’re a subscriber.
Manually remove an Apple News+ issue
Under most conditions, automatically downloaded issues are removed from iPhone after 30 days. To remove them sooner, follow these steps:
Tap the News+ tab.
In My Magazines, tap below the issue cover, tap Remove, then do one of the following:
Remove an issue, but leave its cover in My Magazines: To free up some space on iPhone, tap Remove Download. The issue’s cover remains so you can easily access it again from My Magazines.
Remove an issue and its cover: Tap Remove from My Magazines to remove the issue’s cover and content from your device and from any other devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.
If an issue is in My Magazines, but not downloaded, tap Remove from My Magazines to remove its cover from My Magazines on all the devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.
To remove all downloaded issues, tap Following > History, tap Clear, then tap Clear All.
When storage on iPhone is limited, issues may be automatically removed sooner than 30 days. See the Apple Support article Read magazines with Apple News+.