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BBC News app for iPhone and iPad

4.0 ( 8560 ratings )
Business News
Developer: BBC Worldwide
Current version: 4.9, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 01 Apr 2010
App size: 54.87 Mb

The BBC News brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.

My News is a newly introduced feature allowing you to personalise your news offering.
Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about.
Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time, and use the Manage Topics screen to stay on top of the news of the day.
You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen.

Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, Entertainment and Health, or search for your own subjects of interest, whether they’re people, places, things or themes.

More of the news you care about
We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including:
- Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio. Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse
- Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents
- Access to our full range of video and audio
- Photo galleries and full-screen images

Apple Watch Support:
Story summaries, glanceable headlines and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your wrist

Other features:
- Push notifications for breaking news stories
- Video over cellular and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Viewing modes. On iPhone see more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference
- Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story

If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service.
No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from your device’s Notifications screen: locate the BBC News app icon from the list and turn off ‘Allow Notifications’.

Pros and cons of BBC News app for iPhone and iPad

BBC News app good for

Outstanding app ! 1st class informations ressources . Joel Sallent Rennes France
Very good app, just as I expected it: all the news in one clic !
Very good application not too long, not too short. Perfect to know the News of the world in live.
Very good App to be among the first informed Good world coverage
Most importantly I find the BBC to be more aware of whats happening in the world than the French news. Generally clear and concise, with some articles a little long winded. Fast updates with easy navigation between chosen subjects. Quite a few auto-correct spelling errors creeping in nowadays, which begs the question, do the authors have the time to check what they are writing ? No sport videos show up here in France, probably a licensing issue. Why cant video be auto-switched to landscape with phone rotation ? Why cant text thats just been updated be put in bold - it would save reading through the whole article to see whats new ? Well Done BBC !
This is a good app. I feel it matches the editorial excellence and global coverage of the BBC. Keep up the good work.

Some bad moments

The application still bugs for more than 24 hours on the same page: check your internet connection. Flips back to beginning of scroll through before I can read the headlines. BBC, you have a good reputation but a rubbish application. Please do something about it, Im not so keen on Reuters but at least its reliable.
It has been bought by Donald Dumb, all news about "great " him!
It takes for ever to load the stories upon first use, please speed the updating process!!!
I listen to the BBC since the 1990s, I didnt have a good enough antena before that. Its now on the Internet, as would say Amazon presenter Jeremy Clarkson. It should be good enough to be working by now, but it doesnt.
Because in the GERMANY-Section, the BBC-App insinute everyday, that all germans are nazis.
BBC app filled 54GB in my phone!!! How is that even possible! The BBC content is second to none, but it seems some complete nonse to wrote their app. Dreadful.

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