Pioneering news since 1850, the Deseret News brings you improved iPad and iPhone apps — the latest innovation when you need to know more. It’s never been simpler to navigate, access and share news that matters. Experience a digital-rich reading experience with elegant grid and lists views, high-resolution photos and streaming videos, plus easy-to-navigate sections for local and national news, sports, opinion, business, family and faith.

Key Features

• Best of the Deseret News - Access stories from each section. Sort by featured, latest and most popular.
• Digital-rich Reading Experience - Simple section story and “swipe-through” navigation, plus easy-to-use grid and list interface allows you to quickly access stories.
• Photos & Videos: View high-resolution photos and streaming videos.
• Social Sharing - Share stories via email, Twitter and Facebook.
• Offline Reading - Catch up on the latest news even when you don’t have an Internet connection.
• Push Notifications - Stay informed with real-time alerts on breaking news and important stories.

What's New

Version 4.5.3

This version fixes a bug that caused the app to crash for a small number of users when trying to view certain videos.

—— New in version 4.5 ——
This version contains major design improvements for our iPad users, including:
- A new layout when browsing Featured, Latest and Popular news stories
- Easier-to-read article pages

iPhone users will notice several smaller design tweaks as well as other bug fixes and general improvements.

Email us at and let us know what you think about the changes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
170 Ratings
170 Ratings

Update - A "Go-To" News Source


I wrote a review 3 years ago for this app, (See below). And in the intervening period they continue to make improvements and enhancements. It is my go-to source for Utah and Mountain West news, but they are also a good source for breaking and key US news as well. If I were allowed only one news source (not likely unless the president shuts down every news outlet he hates) it would be this Deseret News app. Bookmark it. Put it on your home page. "SCA" it. (Single Click Access).


I have lived all around the United States (in 9 different states to be exact) and have sampled local and national news in a variety of formats during those 30+ years. The Deseret News electronic edition is one of the top few in content, design and delivery. And it keeps getting better. I wouldn't be surprised to find it in the top 5 nationally in a variety of categories. I wouldn't let its geographical location keep it from becoming a regular read for individuals regardless of location or persuasion.

8Feb2018 Update and Comment Section of Main


The 8Feb2018 update shut out users from being able to use the app. After the update, tapping the app took you to a welcome screen, which had no “finish button,” blocking users from going any further than the welcome screen. I do not mean this derogatorily or sarcastically, but I laughed and laughed at the situation. Obviously it was not intentional. A new update was issued the next day to fix the problem, but the unintended humor and irony of an update that actually shut down the app, was priceless.

I give the current app and the paper a C, which seems generous in view of the following.

Until the Deseret News stops screening the comments section (and I’ll add that it seems to have very inconsistent screening standards), the paper cannot be taken seriously as a serious newspaper IMO. Treating adults like adults, is part of how an organization earns respect in the real world outside of temple square, church buildings and the BYU campus. I can sympathize with the DNews desire to avoid unpleasant language or attitude in the reader comments, but I cannot condone the patronizing block on free agency, which shows the DNews and its sponsoring institution both continue to self contradict.

I think the writers are very talented. It’s a shame.

Deseret News App

Home/Office stickies

The obituaries were added to the site. The news is updated regularly and the app is user friendly. The DN is current, relevant and a good source of Utah news and information along with world news too. I love the local news and features. There are enough sources out there to access world and national news, even though Deseret News supplies this.


Deseret Digital Media, Inc
32.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Deseret Digital Media


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