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’.

What's New

Version 4.7.1

We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Declining quality


They’ve recently decided to include some of the most obnoxious pop-ups ads I’ve ever encountered. It’s really, really frustrating and disappointing. I love(d) the app, but it’s gotten so bad I’ll switch when I’ve found a decent alternative.
Also, since the addition of the new ad software, it uses up an inordinate amount of battery. My phone is burning to touch within 5 minutes as well.
If that wasn’t enough, it’s embarrassingly not far off a 50-50 gamble whether the whole thing will suddenly crash in the middle of an article.
All in all, a once-great app that has been thoroughly ruined by some utterly shambolic updates over the past few months.

Would be prepared to pay to get rid of ads


Your sports news coverage is the best in the world and I am addicted to it. But the ads have taken the shine off it for me. Intrusive, impossible to turn off and over the last 3 days they just pop up even when I haven’t clicked on a banner. The quality of news is such that I’d happily pay $2 - $5 per month to get rid of these ads. I’ve found myself going on the app less and less and looking for ad-free alternatives. Real shame.

Annoying Adds!!


Great news app but the only BIG negative is the annoying adds. Sometimes they take you to the advert even though you haven't clicked on the link. Plus videos you want to watch come via a compulsory advert. I understand advertising helps cover the costs but they are a bit over the top. 5 star news but 3 stars with adds.


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51.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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