How do I set up the News app for iPhone?
If you don’t feel like getting the newspaper every day and prefer your news on the go, the News app for iPhone and iPad is there to keep you up-to-date on all the news that’s important to you. Here’s how to get started!
How to get started with the News app for iPhone and iPad
The first time you launch the News app, you need to tell it what you like to read. You do this by selecting channel and category favorites.
Launch the News app from your Home screen.Tap Get Started.
Tap the channels you’d like to make your Favorites.
Tap Continue when you feel you’ve chosen enough Favorites. You can always add more later.
Tap Sign Me Up if you’d like to receive news-related emails. Otherwise, tap Not Now.
When you’re done, the app switches to the For You screen and presents articles from your selections.
If you use more than one iOS device, be sure to go to Settings > iCloud and turn on the News option for syncing your articles between them.
How to read articles in the News app
Reading articles that interest you is simple enough: You can either read selected articles for you from the Spotlight screen or pop into the News app itself.
How to read a news article using Spotlight for iPhone and iPad
Swipe right on your Home screen to open Spotlight.Swipe up to scroll down.
Tap the news item you’d like to read.
The news item will now open in the News app.
How to read a news article in the News app for iPhone and iPad
Launch the News app from your Home screen.Tap one of the five options along the bottom of your screen.For You: Gives you a list of articles based off channels or genres you’ve selected and likedFavorites: A collection of all channels and genres you’ve addedExplore: Displays other suggested channels and topics for you to peruseSearch: Helps you find new articles, channels, and genresSaved: Stores your reading history, along with any articles you’ve saved for later reading
Tap the channel or news item you’d like to view. If you’ve tapped a channel, you’ll need to tap a news item to start reading.
If you own an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus a number of 3D Touch options are available for your devices. Press firmly on the News icon on your Home screen to peek and jump directly to the For You screen or to one of your three most-visited channels; when viewing articles, you can also press firmer on one to get a 3D Touch peek of its contents, and press even harder to pop into the full article.
How to add new channels to Favorites
There are two ways to add Favorites to your collection in the News app.
How to add new channels to your Favorites using Explore in the News app for iPhone and iPad
Launch the News app from your Home screen.Tap the Explore button at the bottom of your screen.Swipe left and right on the suggestions at the top of your screen. Or tap a category at the bottom of your screen to view channels associated with those topics.
Tap the Add (+) button to add an item to your Favorites collection.
How to add new channels to your Favorites using Search in the News app for iPhone and iPad
Launch the News app from your Home screen.Tap the Search button at the bottom of your screen.
Tap the search bar at the top of your screen.
Type in your search query.Tap the Add (+) button next to the topic or channel you’d like to add to your Favorites.
That channel will now appear in your Favorites tab and you’ll see news items related to the topic.
It’s also possible to add partner websites from outside of the News app. In Safari, for example, you can tap the Share button; if the website supports News, you’ll see an Add to News button in the share sheet that appears.
How to remove a channel or genre from Favorites
Launch the News app from your Home screen.Tap Favorites on the bottom of your screen.Tap the Edit button in the top right corner of your screen.
Tap the X button in the corner of the channel(s) or topic(s) you want to remove.
On the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, you can use 3D Touch to streamline the process:
Launch the News app from your Home screen.Tap the Favorites button on the bottom of your screen.
Firmly press a Favorite to peek at it.
Swipe up to view options.
Tap the Remove from Favorites button.