Availability of subscriptions in Apple News
The News app and access to subscriptions inside it are available only in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Learn more about News.
You can view, change, or cancel your subscriptions in Settings, including subscriptions purchased inside the News app or any publisher's app.
Use subscriptions in Apple News
You can read premium stories from select publishers by subscribing in the News app or by accessing a subscription that you previously purchased from that publisher.
Subscribe to a publisher
- Tap a premium story from a publisher that you want to subscribe to. These stories are indicated with the word Subscription.
- Tap Subscribe Now or tap your preferred subscription period. You might be asked to authenticate your Apple ID. Make sure that you're signed in with the Apple ID that you use for the iTunes Store.
- When asked, confirm your subscription.
- The publisher might request your personal information. This is an optional step.
- You're now subscribed to the channel. You can read the premium story you tapped. Premium stories available from this channel are now available for you to read in News.
All subscriptions are auto-renewing. Some subscriptions might offer a discounted or free trial period before automatically renewing at their regular price.
If you already subscribe in a publisher’s app
News automatically checks your Apple ID for active subscriptions purchased as an in-app subscription in a publisher's app.
If any of your purchased subscriptions are also available in News, you automatically get access to that channel in the app. If you see a red badge on Following, a subscription has been found.
Access your premium stories
After you subscribe to a channel, its premium stories appear in For You and throughout News. If you want to see all of the premium stories available for that channel in News, tap Following, then tap the icon for that channel.
Subscriptions that you purchase in News might also give you access to premium stories in the publisher's iOS app or on the publisher's website.
If a publisher offers access to premium stories in their iPhone or iPad app, you can get full access by downloading the app and then restoring purchases.
If a publisher offers access to premium stories on their website, Apple News indicates that on the Subscribe Now screen, or the publisher might ask for your email address so that they can give you web access. If you choose to share your email address, the publisher should follow up and tell you how to register for web access. If you have any problems setting up web access, contact the publisher.
To access your subscriptions on all of your devices, make sure that you're signed in to all of your devices with the Apple ID that you use with iCloud and iTunes.
Access a subscription purchased on a publication's website
If you purchase a subscription directly from a publisher's website, the publisher might allow you to sign in to your account in News, and access your subscription in News. While viewing a channel, tap a premium story. These stories are marked with the word Subscription. Tap Already a Subscriber, then sign in with your username and password for the publisher's website.
If you have issues signing in, contact the publisher.
To access your subscriptions on all of your devices, make sure that you’re signed in to all of your devices with the Apple ID that you use with iCloud and iTunes.
Cancel your subscription
If you subscribed through a publisher's website, try to change or cancel the subscription on their website, or contact the publisher. Learn what to do if you're not sure if you signed up through Apple News or a third party.