National Geographic is the endless source of inspiration that fuels exploration, deepens understanding, and provokes new questions. It reveals new insights into cultures, ideas, and discoveries through high-definition storytelling that’s impossible to ignore.

National Geographic magazine is available on iPhone and iPad. Subscribe once and get National Geographic magazine on both devices. Existing print and digital subscribers get complimentary access to both editions.

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Back issues of National Geographic magazine for iPad start with our February 2011 issue and November 2012 for iPhone.

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What's New

Version 2.7

Updated for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
63 Ratings
63 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

High-definition, high-impact storytelling from across the globe.


Nate the pimp

Between my wife and I, we have been a subscriber on and off for years and have been constantly disappointed in both the app AND the increasingly obvious politicizing of your content. We expected better. Instead what we have seen is more and more guesswork and out right lies stated as fact is in your magazine. You have become part of the problem instead of the solution in our country, employing writers and editors from an increasingly corrupt pool of academia hell bent on achieving their agenda by any means necessary, spouting half-truths and outright lies to the world as if you represent ALL academics. You do not. This will be my last check-in to see if honest change and a return to neutrality in your writings as I no longer believe you are capable of doing the right thing. Congratulations, you’ve alienated yet another reader. Such a shame. Goodbye and good riddance.

I want to love this app


Lifelong National Geographic subscriber here. This app has potential, and the content is great, but there are a few glaring holes that make it feel like an afterthought:

- when reading an article, if you exit the app for any amount of time (even to quickly respond to a text), you are taken back to the beginning of the article when you return. This makes for a lot of tedious scrolling to pick up where you left off

- the text and visuals are completely separated from each other. You read a story and then get caught up on all the visuals it references on the next tile. For a mostly visual company like NatGeo, it’s not a very engaging way to read.

- it is completely static. The iPad app is immersive and dynamic and interactive. Why can’t we have a taste of that on mobile?

- still no iPhone X support

I actually love what NatGeo is doing as a whole, and I’m a big fan of the new, bold, visual approach the just rolled out. But for some reason they are investing in a new paper stock for the magazine instead of a truly immersive mobile experience. Here’s hoping it improves!


National Geographic Partners, LLC
30.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Geographic Partners
In-App Purchases
  1. National Geographic magazine $1.99
  2. National Geographic magazine $19.99
  3. National Geographic Magazine April 2012 issue $4.99


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