Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

This app is different to any app you may have used before and it is a simple way to access great content on the move!

Our app has been optimised for Apple’s mobile devices and offers various features that will allow you to stay up to date with the latest news, gossip, sport, pictures from Over 84 million users a month have made MailOnline the World's 2nd largest newspaper site.

Other Features
-An offline mode
The MailOnline app pre-loads content to give you words and pictures instantly, even if you are offline, on a plane, train, Tube or merely without reception.

- Your connection
A Wi-Fi connection is fastest, has no data charges and also syncs all images at once.

A 3G connection will also work fine, although this will be slightly slower and may incur data charges. By default 3G is only set to sync images as you view them. It will also only sync a limited number of channels until you access them. You may like to change these defaults in Settings.

- Customise your syncing
We recommend that if possible you do the first sync of the day on Wi-Fi. This means you will receive all the words and pictures for that day’s news on your app. You can then access this even when you have no phone signal.

When first connected (or unused for a long period), this app will conduct a complete sync with MailOnline to bring you all of our great content to your iPhone. After that, we will only download the pictures for the articles you download unless you change the settings.

You can decide which parts of the app you would like to sync - and when - in the settings screen.

- Select a location
When you start the app for the first time you will be given the option to select your region from UK, US or Rest of the World to ensure you get the relevant news and showbiz channels. You can change this at any time in the Settings section of the app.

- Browse and read stories from your favourite channels
You can access all the latest news stories on our homepage. There are also homepages for Showbiz, Femail and Sport. These will update automatically. You can choose other favourite channels by tapping edit in the More section.

- Easy to navigate
You can enjoy browsing great content, pan and zoom in to view any page, article or photo, customise areas and share with friends.

When viewing an article you swipe left and right to navigate to the next or previous story.

- Show me pictures!
Tap on the camera icons in an article to view all pictures in a story, the More Pictures link or tap on any thumbnail at the bottom of stories. Inside the gallery you can scroll, pinch or swipe your way through all the images that appear in a story.

- Share with friends
You can share your favourite stories with friends, post on Facebook, Twitter or email them without leaving the app.

Enjoy the MailOnline app and get started today!



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

When starting the app for the first time, confirm your location by first selecting the country you reside then double tapping on the confirm location button. It does not use the device's built in location services feature. You will then be asked if the app can use push notifications and new issues. Once allowed or denied, the app will then go and retrieve the latest issue. On older devices this may take a while, evidenced by the sluggish behaviour. But once synced the app will be fine to use even on older devices. The sync only takes place once per session.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This allows us visually impaired users to access one of the UK's most popular newspapers, the Daily Mail, for the first time!


2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Christopher Hallsworth 2 years 8 months ago


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