How to sign up for an Apple News+ subscription on iPhone and iPad

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Apple has debuted Apple News+, its subscription service for magazines, allowing you access to more than 300 periodicals for $9.99 per month after a month-long trial. You can get started with News+ simply by heading to the News app after you've updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12.2.

How to sign up for Apple News+ on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the News app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap News+ at the bottom of the screen or in the sidebar (iPad only).
  3. Tap Get Started.

Open News, tap News+, tap Get Started

  1. Tap Try It Free.
  2. Authenticate your subscription on your iOS device.

Tap Try It Free, authenticate

And there you go! You can now scroll through the available magazines and read them at your leisure. You have a one-month trial of News+ before you have to start paying, so enjoy it.


Let us know in the comments if you have any questions about signing up for Apple News+

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Would be nice to try. However, I get a message that I have to turn off restrictions. It seems that with iOS 12.2, all restrictions are now in Screen Time. I have disabled Screen Time, which one would think would disable all restrictions. Nope. Let me know, Apple, when you decide to tell me WHAT I need to disable.
  • I clicked on 'start reading', the 'purchasing' animation spins for half a second and then nothing happens. I wonder if it's because I'm not in the US. However I've region set to US and VPN to US all the years using the free News app with no issues. Would appreciate any help as I am looking forward to News +
  • Tried it, but all I get is a spinning wait cursor. Did it for ten minuets. I will try later to see if it loads.
  • Yesterday I updated my Apple mobile devices to the latest IOS. This morning I opened my Apple News app to see the new update and as well see the news .
    Yet it only stays open for a few seconds before it crashes.
    I thought that I would alert some in the community about this issue.
    Hopefully Apple is aware of this problem.