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BBC News

By Media Applications Technologies Limited


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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 3.6.2

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.

This release also includes further improvements to data storage.

We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulties updating to the latest version of BBC News. We have worked closely with Apple on this matter and the advice is to make sure your iPhone/iPad is running the latest version of iOS.

If you are unsure which version of iOS you are running, open the Settings app and navigate to "General -> About" and then look for "Version".


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Customer Reviews

Good all round, reliable news App

An App which delivers all the news directly to your iPhone, iPad etc in an efficient and easily used layout. Lots of sections such as News, Sport, Business etc which can be drilled down to even more specific areas, such as UK News, World News, Local News (News) or Football, Rugby, Cricket etc (Sport) or Stock Markets, City, Features & Analysis (Business). It's free and you'd be mad not to have this App as one of your main 'go to' Apps

Crashes and no refresh

As with many apps, it used to be really reliable. Well set out and a good variety of news items - the definitive free news app. Unfortunately, there are now very frequent crashes where the programme simply disappears which at worst is making it bordering on impossible to use and at best extremely frustrating. Also have to stop to programme to refresh the content by starting it again. Many news items in the lesser more specialised pages are present, and don't change, for months. For how many months do I want to read that iPads caused flight chaos in the Technology section!! Sort it out Beeb!

Yesterday's news - or last week's?

Presentation is improved from previous version - however, the actual news is ludicrously out of date, especially in regional or local sections. On numerous occasions, the only events happening in NE Scotland seem to football matches (really??) and even they are frequently several days old. One Friday, I counted that all three headlines were still football matches from the previous Saturday! As a supposed news site, this sort of standard is just laughable. If you can't afford to employ proper journalists, just give up.

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: 3.6.2
  • Size: 12.0 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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