A better look at the news
Learn the latest happenings in the world faster than before
Apple News has a revamped interface in iOS 12. The changes are most impactful on iPad; using the new sidebar is much faster than the five tabs that used to run across the bottom of the screen.
On iPhone, things are still organised in tabs, but three of them – Following, Search and Saved – are grouped in Channels.
There’s a new item in Settings > News: Always Show ‘Up Next’. Turned on by default, it keeps the share, love/dislike, text formatting and ‘Next story’ link visible as you read. Turn it off and the controls are hidden as you scroll down to help you focus on reading the content. They come back when you reach the bottom (or top), scroll upwards, or tap the top or bottom edge of the screen.
1 Your sources
Today is analogous to the old For You tab. Below that is Spotlight, curated by Apple’s editors, and then your followed channels and topics. Tap Edit to reorder.
2 Siri’s offerings
Next are suggested channels and topics. Use the icons to the right side to mark items as loved or disliked, or swipe left on a row for an Ignore option.
3 Saved stories
Saved/read items are next down. Swipe left or right to like/dislike/share/ unsave/report one. It’s now easier to unblock things – find this at the bottom.