How to Get Apple News App on Mac (Outside UK, USA, Australia)

Is News App missing on Mac, iPhone, or iPad? Here’s the solution to fix the News app is not showing on your apple device. I still remember that moment when I read the news that the Apple News app will be available in macOS. And when I tried to open and come to know that it is officially available in the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US only. So the truth is if you do not live in these countries, you are not eligible to use the Apple News app, which isn’t very pleasant for Apple news enthusiasts.

Apple March event released the Apple news Plus subscription service available on the latest macOS Version. And now Apple news is available in Canada also.

Luckily after so many trials and errors, I have got a way out to use the Apple News app on my macOS outside of these mentioned countries. If you are looking for the same, try this trick and get the Apple News app on your amazing macOS despite restrictions.

Does the “Change Region” trick still work to get the News Plus (Apple News+) app?

No, Why? Apple is Double-checking to use this app. First, you have USA apple ID and a valid payment method set up on your Apple ID. Apple doesn’t charge for Apple New Plus free trial subscription, but it’s trying to verify you. So, Sorry, there are no tricks that help to use New+ outside the US and Canada. till wait for the official declare

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On MacOS Ventura and Later

1→ Go to the Apple Logo from the top menu > select System Settings

System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Click on General > Language & Region.

3→ Change Region to the United States from the dropdown menu. That’s it.

Now, Restart your system and check News app will appear on Launchpad or Spotlight search.


On MacOS Monterey & Earlier

1→ Click on “Apple logo”, located in the top left corner of the Mac Screen.

2→ Click on “System Preference”.

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3→ There, click on “Language & Region”.


4→ Click on the “Region” section.


5→ Americas and choose the “United States”.


See, Video Tutorial

Now, Must Restart Mac, & Check

Go to the Apple Logo > Restart.


After this, your Mac will be a rebooted (click on Restart now in a popup), and then you can open Apple News App from the Launchpad.

In case if you don’t find the Apple News app on the Launchpad then tap on Finder and then click on the Applications folder. From there drag and drop the Apple News app to the Launchpad.

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Now, it’s time to explore stories from the Apple News, but before exploring you should set up the app correctly and then enjoy peak stories and news on the go.


You will no longer access the Apple News app if you change the country. So keep in mind this procedure to access Apple News app on your macOS until it is released officially in your country.

Can I hide News app on Mac or iPhone, iPad

Yes, there are no tricks to hide the default system native app like Maps on Mac. But we can change the country region to unavailable countries except USA, Canada, UK, and Australia.

Why News App Missing on Mac

Becuase in your region Apple Maps is not available. You should change the Region from your Mac country settings. as explained in this tutorial.

Why News App Missing on iPhone, iPad

The reason is the same that is explained in this tutorial, You are leaving in an unsupported country or region. So, the News app is not installed and appears on your Device. To access the news app on your iPhone, change the country settings and set USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

  • on iPhone, iPad: Settings > General > Language & Region > Scroll to Region and set United States. Restart your iPhone and check news app is available on the home screen.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- [OR]

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