Beginners’ Guide to the iPhone: Using Apple’s News App

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this podcast, Thomas Domville introduces us to Apple’s News app which is new in iOS 9.

News collects all the stories you want to read, from top news sources, based on topics you’re most interested in — so you no longer need to move from app to app to stay informed.

Explore a huge selection of topics from sources including top news organizations and indie publications. Choose the ones you want to add to your favorites so you can get the news that interests you — like business, technology, fashion, sports, and more.

The more you read, the better News gets at understanding your interests, refining the selection of stories delivered to your screen so they are relevant to you. Easily share articles with others and save them to read offline.

Note that at the time of posting, the News app is only available in the United States. It is anticipated that it will roll-out to more countries over the coming months.

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Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great job Thomas. I knew most of it but how to add a channel by doing search or going to safari and added that way.

Submitted by Greg Wocher on Saturday, September 26, 2015

One thing I am noticing is that the app does not always have the most recent stories on the items I have in my favorites. It also does not seem to show all the stories. Anyone else noticing this?

Greg Wocher

Submitted by Greg Wocher on Saturday, September 26, 2015

I am pulling a Homer Simpson right now and smacking my forehead. I should have listened to this really and I mean really good podcast on the News app before posting my last comment. I used that wonderful little gem mentioned at the end to add Applevis to the News app from Safari and I now see all the posts. Thank you for this podcast. The more I use this app the more I am loving it. I like putting topics in my favorites and not just specific channels. I think this is a really good app for discovering new and interesting things to read about. This podcast and one I listened to over at Maccessibility really helped me understand it.

Submitted by Vsevolod Popov on Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hi. I can't find this app on my iPhone. It isn't supported in Russia, but i'm using english interface and i can't find it. Any ideas?

Submitted by Matthew C on Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hello all. I added a site to news through Safari. When i go into favorites in news I can't seem to open this one feed with the double tap. It just kind of sits there. Also when i go into edit it does not give me the option to remove this 1 thing from favorites. I tried to remove it by not allowing it to sinc with iCloud. It does get rid of it but when i turn on iCloud sinc again it goes right back in. Any ideas on how I can remove this?

Submitted by Karen on Sunday, September 27, 2015

I have an iPhone 5 S and I have updated my software to 9.01 the app does not show on my iPhone. Also, when I updated to 9, I thought I would have to enter the numerical password in a 6 digit format, however, my numerical password is still a 4 number password. Is this how it should be for a 5 S? this just for iPhone 6 users?

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hi, it's now available in the UK from what I can tell. I have an issue with it refreshing and leaving the VO focus somewhere further down the list so I have to flick back to the start to read from the most current peace backwards. I know it doesn't make too much difference but it would be nice to start with the first item in the list. Is there any way of jumping to this?