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BBC News

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Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport.

The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.

NB Please note that to refresh the app you should pull down on the main content area. See in-app help page for further details.

The BBC News app offers the following:
- Breaking news
- Top Stories and latest headlines
- Features and analysis
- Live BBC News Channel
- News clips embedded in stories
- An 'Edit' menu to personalise your experience and choose news that interests you
- Share news stories by email, Facebook and Twitter
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Refresh controls to see the latest stories and updates

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 BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

What's New in Version 3.0.6

Apple Watch bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Almost unusable

I'm not one for writing reviews, but this app has finally pushed me over the edge. Since the 2015 version was released onto an unsuspecting public in January, this app has become almost unusable. It takes forever to load news stories then, just as you think you're ready to go, half the images disappear and you're stuck in another wait. As you scroll through the list of stories, the app becomes completely unresponsive for up to 10 seconds at a time. And then, to top it all, it helpfully tells you that the page has been updated. Tap to reload? I think not.
The only fixes in the last 4 months seem to be for Apple Watch owners. Does no one involved in developing this application read or believe the reviews? I'm heading to CNN for my news fix now, I'm afraid and you would be well advised to join me. If you haven't downloaded this app yet, save yourself some time and stress and don't bother.

New app performs poorly

I'm ok with the layout, although previous layout was better and more user friendly. The new app takes ages to update, but then it does not update news properly. I used to update news in the morning before going in the underground and read while in the underground (offline). Note the app appears to have updated but in reality when I try to view news in the underground the pages do not launch so there's no news to read when I click on a tile. Very frustrating. If it's not fixed, I will have to delete the app because in its current state it does not serve the purpose, i.e. does not load news!

Like the new layout, but awful overall

Quite happy to adapt to the new layout, but since it has changed the app itself seems to be sluggish and slow. When I open the app it can take minutes to update, then when I swipe to move to the next category or click on a news story. There is often a delay of up to 20/30 seconds before the app responds. Please look into fixing this!

Update: has gotten even worse. Also notice that it is taking up nearly 2gb of storage. In short, I am deleting it and moving to another new app. Very disappointed that what was once a great app has gone so wrong!

BBC News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.6
  • Size: 9.6 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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