Stay informed, entertained and in touch with AOL, an Apple “Top Free News” app.

Get today’s headlines, fast-loading AOL Mail and trending videos right from your phone with the AOL app. Receive breaking news alerts instantly even before opening the app and never miss the urgent notifications you need throughout your day. Whatever you enjoy reading, the AOL app has you covered: News, Entertainment, Finance, Lifestyle, Sports and Weather. Plus, check your AOL email, send messages, receive real-time email alerts, manage your inbox and access all your AOL and phone contacts.

AOL News
- Today’s trending headlines, news, entertainment, finance, lifestyle, sports and weather - all in the AOL app
- Read news and stories from popular sites like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Engadget, Daily Finance and AOL Sports
- Get instant push notifications for breaking news stories

AOL Mail
- Fast-loading email with tools that save you time
- Manage your AOL Mail from anywhere
- Access all of your AOL and phone contacts easily, in one place
- Swipe to delete, move, mark or flag emails
- Tap just once to empty all trash and spam

AOL Video
- Enjoy informative or LOL video clips that interest you the most
- Find the top news stories, hottest entertainment buzz, and even funny pet videos

Social & Weather
- Social sharing: send articles and videos via Facebook, Twitter and email
- Check weather in your location with a tap

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Please note: This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. Please see for more information. You may also visit Settings in the app to opt out of Nielsen measurement.

What's New

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18.3K Ratings
18.3K Ratings

AOL needs to help us target the news


I am a long-term main subscriber to AOL because they were there for the "people" at startup. I am confident they work well behind the scenes to try to ensure we have a safe experience. (Knock on wood) we have not had to clean up our systems due to back doors like so many other software apps. People do not even laugh at the fact that I have an all email address because all the other ones are good and yet AOL delivers consistently. Thank you.
I know software has the capability to zero in on our preferences for news however I would sure like to be able to have more influence on it myself. In the world of news and critical events I want to absolutely lower (or zero out) any of the "important" stuff about who is going on vacation, who is breaking up, who walked a "red carpet" with whatever adjective some reporter wants to assign. With all the things going on in the world, I hear a radio highlight and I really dislike checking in on the news to read more about it and I have a hard time seeing it through those "fantastic" popular items as top news hits. This should be an upfront capability or banner available at any time and not something we have to drill down through weird selections. The news categories need to make it clear what we are getting because many of these even show up in "main."

Good, but lacking


I also have been a long Aol customer. And this app has not crashed on me yet. I use my iPad2 and the newest version iPad on market at this time. But, it still has a long way to go. It doesn't have all the features of a desk top. Your settings are very limited, it doesn't auto save your mail to draft, contacts do not show up as I have them on my desk top. Example: I am a GS leader and send group emails to my parents. My group that I made on desk top doesn't show up here in app. Not sure if you have to remake or add contacts. But, for as long as Aol has been around it should not be lacking on these features. I will say I had made a google account and use their app. Same issues with contacts. Must be an iPad thing. Your bar that you have when writing emails, colors, font style,size, etc.. Doesn't exist on iPad app. Not sure if when you're using a tablet with Microsoft if it shows up. FYI, your cancel button is also your save to draft button. Your setting is limited as well. You have to go to desk top to make changes in areas that the app lacks in. Which is a lot considering. So overall it's a good app that can use some tweaking.

Beware of Privacy Invasions!!


Here is the language used in the new privacy agreement, thanks to another good ol’ corporate merger between AOL and Yahoo under Verizon = Oath.
"We may collect the information that you provide to us, such as:
Oath analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from incoming and outgoing mail. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and Services....We may collect your payment and billing information." A notice of the new privacy “agreement” now pops up upon opening the app with a brief description that conveniently fails to mention just how much your private info. can and will be invaded and exploited. The link to privacy controls in this pop up notice, also conveniently, doesn’t work. So to manage what little you do still have control over, you must dig into your settings to discover how. Yet there is no protection from having your data collected and stored including all of your email content! This is an outrage! Protect your right to privacy and boycott Oath, AOL, Yahoo, Fakebook, and all other big tech that is exploiting you!


AOL Inc.
137.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2018 Oath Inc.


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