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What's New

Version 6.9

- Some major updates to the 'Live' screen to help you keep track of all the news that's happening right now. Easily see key events for live blogs all in one place, and a short summary of each new article.
- Fixed a bug that prevented links to masterclasses opening
- Fixed a bug where the 'live' title on articles would sometimes animate too fast.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

24.4K Ratings

24.4K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Beautifully designed and easy to navigate, this app from the award-winning newspaper delivers the intelligent stories and thought-provoking analysis that the periodical has been known for since it launched way back in 1821. From insight into the evolving pop-culture scene to the latest breaking news, The Guardian provides incisive coverage in a thoroughly modern format through captivating photo essays, thoughtful op-eds, essential sports reports and even interactive crossword puzzles.

My favourite and most used app ever


First, an admission - I love The Guardian. I’ve loved the paper for years - for their editorial style and stance as well as for the sheer, world-class quality of their writers and the subjects that the publication covers, which are broad, deep and engaging. But the app is, quite literally, a world apart from other news apps. And this, their latest design, makes something that seemed perfect even better. I love it. It makes me want to use the app more and more. It’s gorgeous and now the yardstick by which all other news apps should be judged. I’ve tried others but none have come close to the Guardian. It’s my most used app since I’ve had it, on my home screen, for nearly a decade. I cannot say enough how much I adore this app. Colour coding of sections might be helpful and the widget is a bit crap to be honest. But this is a wonderful, wonderful update. The Guardian, I adore you. You’re brilliant. I will never stop using you or subscribing. Because I know I’m getting the best experience it’s possible to get for a news app. Just brilliant. Thank you

General points.

Pete the prime time plumber

The paper is important and it’s investigative journalism is essential. However, sometimes I wish for greater critical analysis and factual information. Occasionally an item will not reveal anything and not ‘assert’ it’s significance. Sometimes I’d like more wit and sometimes I’d wish for it to be a little more cosmopolitan in its views-it feels far too Brit White centric. In recent times my two bones of contention have been the lack of rigorous critical examination of GMO foodstuffs-the Guardian seems to have taken a dangerous position in my opinion and the recent uncritical examination of the ‘Corbyn bashing’ does my head in and I would not necessarily call myself a Corbyn supporter and significantly for these reasons I would not donate. I wish also that the dots would be joined between most political action and the environment-journalism can’t afford to be reductionist we need more wholistic thinking-George Monbiot is capable of doing this. Anyway best wishes to staff-the paper is often my first port of call for news.


Guardian News & Media Ltd
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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