Apple News App not Working on iPhone and iPad – Here’s fixes

Apple news app is a really great digital tool to gain state, national, and international level news at a single place. In short, App gives fresh news at every refresh. Furthermore, it makes readers morning even fresher, also useful while you’re traveling, sitting in the backyard, anywhere around the country but you’re a lucky people to get the live update. All things about news app is your favorite but an issue is Apple News app not working on iPhone. We already experienced that while we searching news app in Siri suggestion search bar at time title was showing perfect, but while I try to tap on it didn’t get a response and I mean totally news app stuck on iOS 10/ iOS 12 Beta. So I followed below suggested troubleshooting to make live it.

[Compalte Guide: How to use News App on Mac: MacOS Mojave or Later- Problems & Fixes]

Please note here given clues can help you in the cases of –

In iOS 10 or later, News App icon missing on iPhone home screen.

Apple News App icon Stuck and unresponsive.

Apple Official News app not appears in Siri Suggestion Search bar.

→  AR Content in News App in iOS 12

Fixes Apple News App not Working on iPhone, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Pro

how to fix Apple News App not Working on iPhone


Clue 0: No News App, News App Missing on iPhone and iPad

News App is available in some countries only, You can get by change region of your account from your iPhone.

Go to the “Settings” > “General” > “Language & Region” > See Region “and Set to: United States“. Save by change to English (United States). Reboot or restart your iPhone. after that check your iPhone’s home screen.

1 Change Region for Get News app on iPhone in iOS (1)


Clue 1. Make sure News app Restrictions is turned off (white slider).

To check out it follow given steps.

Step 1. Launch Settings App on your iPhone home screen.

Step 2. Go to General.

Step 3. Tap on Restrictions. You will be prompted enter your 4-digit Restriction passcode.

If you forget it, reset restriction passcode iOS with this post.• News App icon Stuck and unresponsive on iPhone

Step 4. Now scroll down the screen and make Turn News ON. You can see in the below given picture.News App icon missing on iPhone home screen Apple News App not Working on iPhone

That’s it.

Now try to open news app on iPhone home screen. if you’re a user – News app already enabled in restrictions. You should keep continuing for the next clue. Hope this would help you nice.


Clue 2. Restart your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

To restart iOS devices – go with restart iPhone topic.

Tips: Restart iPhone without the home or Side button.


Clue 3. Reset Home Screen layout of your iPhone 

News app is installed but Disappeared on the home screen, Go to SettingsGeneral → scroll down the screen tap on Reset Reset Home screen Layout → you will be prompted (This will reset your entire home screen layout to factory defaults.) it may be affected on your folders. So if you agree, tap again Reset Home screen. you’re done.


Where is news app in iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12 Beta or Later?

Apple new app is geographically limited access, So iPhone installed iOS 10 or later users can download and Install/ Update from USA/ UK/Australia and app store, Only.

Apple NEWS app countries where officially Available in USA, UK, Canada – Download in other countries change app store region or Use Apple ID created for USA.


Apple news widget missing

Local screen widget use for read your favorite news title at a glance. Apple News won’t load stories on lock screen (If locked), Otherwise, we can directly read selected full stories in News app.

Unlock iPhone/ iPad, Go to Widget screen under notification centre > Scroll down to bottom > Tap on Edit

1 Add new Widget in Notification Center for News app

Find News under More Widget Section > Add News > Done. Now widget auto update from new stories.

2 Manage all notifications on iPhone notification center


Apple News App Not Updating

Check available storage from iPhone/ iPad Settings, General > About > Available. (Free up storage on iPhone, Check Network connectivity)

4 Check storage space

Or Get help from our tutorial on Unable to update iOS app.


Can’t Receive news App Notification – Breaking News

Enable notification for news app from iPhone/ iPad settings.

Go to the Settings > Scroll down and Find News > Notifications > Enable required settings.

3 3 Settings for New app notification

Also, check notification styles when unlocked.


Apple News App Crash or Doesn’t Work

App crashing on iPhone is a common problem, we can fix it by update app, Remove/ Re-install from app store, Restart or Reboot iPhone (Restart iPhone/ iPhone 7/ 7 Plus – Press Sleep/ Wake + Volume down button until you see apple logo)

iPhone 6S and Earlier: Use Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the apple logo on the screen.

iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8/8 Plus: 

1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
3: Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen.


A new feature in News App

Always Show “Next Up”: Easy to jump another title by a single tap on Net up label on The News app screen.

Show Story Previews: This option helps in saving your data from the auto open full web page in the news app. Tap on News Title > See few paragraph & picture, The interested user can tap on “Read Full story” at beneath.

5 New Features in News app

Do you have any other problem relates news App which is not mentioned above? Please share in below comment box. We will try to give you a correct answer ASAP.

Their many news readers wanted to get back fresh news App on its iPhone/ iPad in favor of to delete unwanted or all favorites channels at once. Unfortunately Still, to Reset Apple news App option not available. We hope, the apple will add in its next upgrade.

Please don’t forget to share your feedback regarding which clue help you to fix your problem about Apple News app not working on iPhone. Any other idea to share with us over iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X news app not working well.

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7 comments

  1. I’m using iPad mini 4. The news widget has disappeared and I’m not able to get it from the apps at all. I’ve updated my iPad, off and on, etc but nothing. Please help.

    • For You case, you need to check Widget removed by you or not added using step showing above: Add News Widget.

      Also try: Reset Settings, Go to General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

      Thank You! For your Response.

  2. No apps news for iphone x..pls advice

  3. Iphone x no news apps?? Pls advice..izit not wrking anymore..

  4. When I’m viewing a news story and there is an Instagram post within the article, that portion will not load. It loads Twitter and YouTube videos just not Instagram pics or videos. How do I fix this?

  5. Always get Welcome to News screen with error: Sorry, News isn’t available right now. Try again later. Tried deleting installing and restart. Have restrictions set but News is selected per above. Am country US. Is new iPhone 6. Has never worked. Did iTunes restore backup from prior iPhone 6. On old iPhone my selected feeds worked ok but as others have mentioned the News feed itself stopped working. Am on iOS 11.4. Have 5.83GB free. Seems should be enough.

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