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iOS 9.1 beta suggests Apple News hitting the UK soon, here’s how to get it now


While Americans got the new Apple News app as part of iOS 9, Brits are going to have to wait a little longer – it’s currently in the beta of iOS 9.1. As Engadget notes, that suggests it may be around a month (or more) away.

But if you want to take a look now, you can, just by changing your region from the UK to USA. Go to Settings > General > Language & Region > Region and set it to United States. Confirm, wait a few seconds while your iPhone makes the changes (the screen may switch off for 5-10 seconds at this point) and then the News app should magically appear.

Frankly, though, having taken a look at the app, it doesn’t strike me as a great improvement on Newsstand … I’ll be sticking to the web, thanks.

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  1. AeronPeryton - 8 years ago

    In Japan, so the Newsstand app just disappeared. However… if I swipe to the search page I am shown a news feed of Japanese headlines from multiple different sources. No app, no ability to edit the selection, just a list of top stories.

  2. iAlborz - 8 years ago

    the trick doesn’t work in Canada.

    • iAlborz - 8 years ago

      it works now. i had to restart the phone.

  3. crichton007 - 8 years ago

    I like the news app because it shows me NYT articles and doesn’t appear to be keeping track of the “free” articles I view the same way that it would if I visited from a web page.


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