The 8 Best News Apps for iPhone in 2023

Along with Apple News, these news aggregator and news feed apps offer you a choice of how to stay informed of what's important to you

There's no need to have more than one app for breaking news, local news, world news, and more. Instead, you can use a news aggregator or news feed app to read news from the sources that matter most to you.

Here are some of the best news apps for iPhone users to try.

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Best News App for Beginners: Apple News

Using the news feature inside Apple News
What We Like
  • Follow channels you love, such as categories, publishers, and more.

  • Streamlined interface delivers news in a visually appealing way.

  • Combines news from top news outlets around the globe.

What We Don't Like
  • You need to subscribe to Apple News+ to access magazines & newspapers.

  • You must use the app often for Apple to learn what you enjoy reading.

Just like any other Apple tool, Apple News is beautiful to look at and extremely easy to use. Inside the app, you'll find news curated to fit your preferences, learned from an algorithm running in the background as you read and indulge in content.

You'll also find trending stories from around the internet and a place for you to follow all of your favorite channels, topics, and stories. Although you must subscribe to Apple News+ for $9.99 a month to read magazines and newspapers, finding both global and local news fast is free using the app.

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Best for World Wide News: Google News

Viewing latest news stories using the Google News app
What We Like
  • If you're looking for worldwide news, this is it.

  • Receive new updates as news unfolds.

  • Still includes local news.

What We Don't Like
  • The content doesn't change to fit your preferences as you read new content.

  • Repetitive content is a possibility.

  • Some news stories still have banner ads.

If you're looking for the best way to see global news, as well as news happening around you, Google News is the best choice. The app includes a specific World tab, as well as tabs for the latest headlines in several categories. You can also follow your own topics and sources carefully organized in the Favorites section.

Google News allows you to save articles for later and share them with others via email, social media, and beyond. The app is completely free to download and use.

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Most Visually Appealing News App: Flipboard

Using the Flipboard app to read news stories and create magazines
What We Like
  • Each article is accompanied with a stunning visual.

  • Create magazines based on your passions and interests to share with others.

  • Easy to use interface.

What We Don't Like
  • Unpopular channels may lie dormant, even if you follow them.

  • You must manually "unlike" stories you once liked to remove them from your list.

Flipboard allows you to "flip" news stories and create your own magazines of curated content to share with followers and to save for later. The app also showcases new stories and articles from a wide range of industries and interests. Each article includes stunning visuals including photos, infographics, and more.

The interface is extremely easy to use, with plenty of whitespace to give your eyes a break. Although some unpopular channels may lie dormant, there's plenty of news for you to consume. Flipboard is completely free to use.

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The Best Place for News and Content: Reddit

Using the Reddit app to view news and other curated content
What We Like
  • Find breaking news and cute cat videos all in one place!

  • Chat and build relationships around content that matters to you.

  • Contribute your thoughts to news stories and other content.

What We Don't Like
  • The interface is busy and somewhat hard to navigate.

  • For users that don't use Reddit often, the app is hard to get used to.

  • News selection isn't as robust as other apps on this list.

Yes, Reddit offers more than GIFs and memes. In fact, you can find breaking news tailored to fit your preferences inside the Reddit app. Plus, you can share your thoughts about a certain news story or topic as well as read the thoughts of hundreds of others.

Reddit users promote content that matters the most through upvote. This means you'll see what news stories and content is trending in your circle fast. Reddit is free to download but offers a premium subscription for $6.99 per month. This subscription removes ads and gives you access to the r/lounge.

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Great for Reading Local News: News Break: Local & Breaking

Using the Newsbreak app to view both local and national breaking news
What We Like
  • Instantly view local news as soon as you open the app.

  • See current weather conditions and the forecast based on location.

  • View national news in addition to local news.

What We Don't Like
  • The app showcases ads.

  • Sometimes non-local articles find their way into the local section.

  • You must tap Read More after just a few sentences to see the full article.

It's nice to know what's happening in your area, as well as around the country and the globe. News Break delivers local news and headlines using your location. You can also view the current weather and the forecast inside the app.

There are other sections on the app including Entertainment, Technology, Politics, and more you can view depending on your preferences. This app does currently showcase ads, but it's completely free to download.

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Great for Saving News Articles for Later: Feedly

Using the Feedly app to save a news article
What We Like
  • Save articles for later using bookmarks.

  • Sort your publications into easy to find topics.

  • Separate Me and Explore tabs make it easy to find what matters to you.

What We Don't Like
  • New Feedly interface is more difficult to use than the classic.

  • A bit of a learning curve when using Feedly as a beginner.

  • Local news isn't a priority.

Feedly is another one of the most popular news aggregators available for iPhone users. This app allows you to see all the top stories from your favorite publications, blogs, YouTube channels, and anyone you wish to follow with an RSS feed.

Plus, all articles can be saved easily by tapping the bookmark icon. Do you use Evernote or Pocket? You can integrate the app with Feedly to make saving your articles a breeze. You can use both the You tab to view curated articles personalized to you as well as the Discover tab to find trending news.

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Best for Offline Reading: SmartNews

Viewing breaking news and making tabs in the SmartNews app
What We Like
  • Add tabs to organize your favorite publications.

  • Read news offline.

  • Find both breaking news and local news in one place.

What We Don't Like
  • The interface is very busy.

  • You must sift a bit to find the highest quality sources.

  • Can't search for stories inside the app.

SmartNews is one of the most popular news apps available for iOS devices. It offers readers the chance to stay up to date with all of the trending news stories from around the world. Add tabs from news channels such as CNN and Fox as well as interesting finds such as National Geographic. Your tabs stay at your fingertips.

Although you must sift to find the highest quality sources, SmartNews offers something for everyone. It's free to download and use on your iPhone.

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Best App for Ignoring Click Bait: Inkl

Using the Good News tab and searching for topics inside the Inkl app
What We Like
  • Doesn't bombard readers with click bait articles and stories.

  • The Good News tabs shares lighthearted stories to brighten your day.

  • Easy to view interface.

What We Don't Like
  • After free trial, you must have a subscription.

  • You must manually turn off sources you don't wish to see news from.

  • Stories are refreshed slower than other news apps.

Inkl is on a mission to provide the "best news experience" available by removing ads and saving you from clickbait articles that waste your time. Using the app, you can find human-curated stories, including those curated just for you, based on your preferences.

Want to read something lighthearted and happy? The Good News tab shares the news you're looking for. Inkl combines news sources from all over the world, with a vast array of topics to follow. You'll need to purchase a $9.99 subscription after your free trial, though.

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