Back in March 2018, Apple purchased digital magazine app Texture. One year later, the company has announced Apple News+, a premium service that gives you access to more than 300 magazines and newspapers.
So what happens if you already have a Texture subscription? Let's find out.
Texture purchased through iTunes
If you pay your monthly subscription through iTunes, it appears that your magazines automatically come over to Apple News+ once you sign up for the new service. Links to the magazines show up near the top of the Apple News+ page in the News app. As you can see above, they show up under the headling, "My Magazines."
Texture purchased through the website
If you originally signed up for Texture through the service's website, you won't find your titles mentioned under the "My Magazines" listing.
What about canceling Texture?
You'll need to manually cancel your Texture subscription, regardless of how you pay. For iTunes users, you'll need to go under your profile in the App Store app. From there, tap Manage Subscriptions and cancel your Texture subscription.
If you purchased your subscription from the Texture website, that's the place where you'll need to cancel.
What is happening to Texture?
Apple has yet to announce what will become of Texture, which unlike Apple News+, is available on non-Apple platforms.
What do you think?
Apple News+ is only available in the United States and Canada at launch. It will arrive in the United Kingdom and Australia in the coming months, then elsewhere. Apple's giving everyone a month of Apple News+ for free. From there, the service is $9.99 per month in the U.S. and $12.99 in Canada.
Besides Apple News+, Cupertino also announced Apple Arcade, Apple TV+ and Apple Card at its March 2019 event on the Apple Park campus. What do you think about Apple News+ and the rest of Apple's new goodies? Let us know in the comments below!
Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.
In the news+ app, I can’t figure out how to do these two things I thought I could do in texture...
- click in the table of contents and go to an article
- manually enter a page number I do like the pinch to zoom better in the news+ app
When you select a magazine, tap the thumbnail magazine cover in the lower left corner to open the table of contents. This was the procedure for my iPad Pro 11. I haven't updated my iPhone XS Max yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is a similar process. I haven't been able to manually enter page numbers yet. I'll continue to look into that.
What about all Texture saved articles and back issues?
I got Texture for my wife a few years ago. I've gone into my iTunes account and there is no button there called "Manage Subscriptions". I've looked everywhere. Anyone have any ideas?
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