With the Los Angeles Times app for iPhone and iPad, you get our exclusive in-depth reporting on the stories that matter to you most.

You'll find our unique California take on politics, world events, education, the environment, crime, the economy, business and more. Follow your favorite L.A. sports teams with our complete coverage of the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings, USC, and UCLA. Get the latest on the world of entertainment direct from Hollywood's hometown news source. Keep up with the ever-changing L.A. arts and nightlife scene. And explore food critic Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants list (free for digital subscribers), so you can take L.A.'s best dining guide with you whenever you go out.

The story begins here.


• Updated throughout the day as stories develop
• Section-to-section swiping: Easily browse through section fronts without leaving your page
• Save for later: Save must-read stories, photos and videos for when you have the time to enjoy them
• Stay in the know: Sign up for push notifications to get the latest breaking news from our newsroom on a personalizable list of topics
• Offline reading: Download and read content offline
• Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants: Browse our Pulitzer Prize-winning critic's favorite places to eat, find them on a map, and save them for later
• Quick link to our eNewspaper website, a digital replica of the daily print edition
• Customize your font size for optimal legibility


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• Non-subscribers, download the app to enjoy 5 free stories each month. For full access, try a free month of Unlimited Digital Access to the app,, and our eNewspaper; then it's only $7.99 a month. Make sure to create a registration while in the app so you'll be able to log in to the website and eNewspaper when you visit them in web browsers.
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What's New

Version 5.0.0

A whole new experience to match our recently relaunched website:

• The clean new look and feel makes browsing a pleasure
• Explore editorially curated topic pages that provide context to the day’s news and developing stories
• Our stories are illustrated with powerful photography, infographics, and video
• We’ve brought back the ability to swipe through topic pages for quick navigation
• The alerts center groups push notifications you might have missed
• Customize the font size of stories for optimal legibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

LA Times for iPad

D. Hill

This is a very well designed newspaper application. It is easy to browse, it loads information quickly and it has a high gloss clear white background making it easy to view content. The app allows you to read articles from all the categories the paper covers including entertainment, sports, arts, lifestyle, politics, opinion pieces, top stories and sections which are more important to those living in the region such as real estate and obituaries. Users can modify the topics that A Times for IPAs are displayed on the home page. Users can also save articles to read later as well as share them. Users also can choose to follow more specific topics if there is enough content for them. Keyword search can also be performed but articles only go back so far. You can't search the whole archive. Users are also limited to reading ten articles per month on the app. Afterwards you need to subscribe to a plan or you have the option to read the article by watching a advertisement before it. I think the article limit should be a bit higher. For those who read the publication often LA Times for iPad is a solid supplement.

Why I now subscribe to NY Times

R. V. Winkle

I have used the LA Times app since its inception, but lately it has gotten worse with every "update." Instead of fixing fundamental errors like those that leave programming language within the text, the developers have chosen to decrease functionality by eliminating landscape mode. The links to video never work, and the photos rarely can be enlarged more than thumbnail. Often the reader is expected to swipe through hundreds (no exaggeration) of irrelevant photos to see the one that ostensibly pertains to the article. Now the app cannot email an article without crashing.

The most egregious show of disdain for readers is in the decrease of screen real estate by putting ads at the top of the screen below the LA Times header, neither of which can be hidden anymore. Now my 4-inch screen shows less than 2.5 inches of a story. The ads, in full-color graphics, load far faster than the articles, which are of course merely text. Hmmm.

These decisions were obviously made in favor of advertisers over readers, but if those readers defect in response, how advantageous is that to advertisers? I've continued to be a paid subscriber to the print LA Times to support it throughout its hard times, but this app just made me subscribe to the NY Times. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Extremely limited app, hardly worth the price


I "thought" the official LA Times iPhone/iPod app would provide greater, easier access to LA Times content. Far from the case. This app just provides a few headlines from the most recent issue, the ability to create favorites, but NO ability to search for specific articles. (Hey LA Times, my FREE NY Times app has the ability to search. What gives?) There was an article that appeared two days ago that I wanted to favorite -- no go. Not there. This LA Times app is way overpriced at $2 since it gives superficial access to the newspaper’s content. If I wanted to get just a few news headlines, I can go to any number of free TV station news apps. Ouch! So if I could delete this app and get my money back, I would. What I'll do now is read the print version of the paper (I subscribe) or go online via Safari, and save links as bookmarks. It's no surprise LA Times doesn't have a lite or trial version. Nobody would upgrade with this severely crippled app. Since I paid for this app, I guess I’ll have to bury it in a folder somewhere until the folks at the LA Times decide to put some beef in the bun. The Orange County Register iPhone app delivers far greater functionality...and it's free. Ouch x2!


Tribune Company
117 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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In-App Purchases
  1. News App Only $4.99
  2. Unlimited Digital Access $7.99
  3. Unlimited Digital Access $5.99


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