How do you find stories, add channels, and read and remove channels in the News app for iPhone and iPad? Like this!

Apple News collects all the sites and stories you want to read, all in one easy place to read them. From the News app on iPhone and iPad, you can see suggested articles, subscribe to channels and genres that interest you, favorite what you like most, and come back for more any time you want!

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.

  1. Launch the News app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Next.
  3. Tap the channels you'd like to make your Favorites.

    Launch News, tap Next, tap channels to make them your Favorites

  4. Tap Continue when you feel you've chosen enough Favorites. You can always add more later.
  5. Tap Configure Notifications if you would like to do that now. Otherwise, tap Not Now
  6. Tap Sign Me Up if you'd like to receive news-related emails. Otherwise, tap Not Now.

    Tap Continue, tap Not Now, 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 enable notifications in the News app on iOS 10

After you update to iOS 10, when you first open the News app, you'll be invited to turn on Notifications for the News app. You'll also be asked to select which channels you'd like to receive notifications from. You can also add or remove notifications at a later time in the Favorites section.

  1. Launch the News app from your Home Screen.
  2. Tap Favorites at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Notifications button in the upper left corner of the screen. It looks like a bell.

    Launch News, tap Favorites, tap Notifications button

  4. Toggle the Notifications On for the channels you would like to receive notifications from. You can also turn on notifications for Editor's Picks and Top Stories.
  5. Tap Done.

    Add channels, add Top Stories, done

You'll receive daily notifications from the channels you follow, which you can access from Notification Center on your Lock screen.

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

  1. Swipe right on your Home screen to open Spotlight.
  2. Swipe up to scroll down.
  3. Tap the news item you'd like to read.

    Swipe right, swipe up, tap the news item to read it

The news item will now open in the News app.

How to read a news article in the News app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the News app from your Home screen.
  2. 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 liked
    • Favorites: A collection of all channels and genres you've added
    • Explore: Displays other suggested channels and topics for you to peruse
    • Search: Helps you find new articles, channels, and genres
    • Saved: Stores your reading history, along with any articles you've saved for later reading
  3. 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.

    Launch News, tap an option, tap the channel or news item to read

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.

On iOS 10, the For You page displays articles in sections by topic or publications. Each section features about a half-dozen articles. When you tap a topic or publication you can see more content.

topics in the For You section

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

  1. Launch the News app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Explore button at the bottom of your screen.
  3. 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.
  4. Tap the Add (+) button to add an item to your Favorites collection.

    Tap Explore, swipe left and right on the suggestions, tap the add button

How to add new channels to your Favorites using Search in the News app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the News app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Search button at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap the search bar at the top of your screen.

    Launch the News app, tap Search, tap the search bar

  4. Type in your search query.
  5. Tap the Add (+) button next to the topic or channel you'd like to add to your Favorites.
  6. Tap Done.

    Type your search query, tap the add button, tap Done

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 filter favorite channels in iOS 10

With the iOS 10 update, you can view your favorite channels by Name, Recent, or Most Visited.

  1. Launch the News app from your Home Screen.
  2. Tap Favorites at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap Favorites at the top center of the screen.
  4. Tap Sort by Name, Most Recent, or Most Visited.

    Tap favorites, tap favorites, tap Sort by Name, Sort by Most Recent, or Sort by Most Visi

How to remove a channel or genre from Favorites

  1. Launch the News app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Favorites on the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap the Edit button in the top right corner of your screen.
  4. Tap the X button in the corner of the channel(s) or topic(s) you want to remove.

    Tap Favorites, tap Edit, tap the X to delete

On the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, you can use 3D Touch to streamline the process:

  1. Launch the News app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Favorites button on the bottom of your screen.
  3. Firmly press a Favorite to peek at it.

    Launch News, tap the Favorites button, 3D Touch the Favorite

  4. Swipe up to view options.
  5. Tap the Remove from Favorites button.

    Slide up to view the options, tap Remove from Favorites