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.

Here are details on our subscription* offers:
Annual subscription: $19.99 (12 issues)
Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue)
Single issues: $4.99/issue
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

2.5 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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

Needs work


I love this magazine and have been subscribed to it for several years. This year I tried to be more eco friendly and just get the mobile app subscription instead of a paper copy every month but that was a big mistake. This app makes reading very difficult. Please fix this app :( the magazine and the content are great but this app is infuriating. Not good.

So much value packed in one subscription!

another John Finn

Absolutely love this app! Please don't give Nat Geo low ratings if your network can't handle a download of a single issue - seriously people! This app works exactly as promised, with the unbelievable value - $20/year you get print edition in the mail, access to full archive online and on the iPad, PLUS this awesome app with electronic editions, which are just like the print editions, but interactive and remember where you're currently reading. In the last 6 months this has become a routine for my lunch break - read my Nat Geo in full. The latest retina display update is brilliant! The photos are gorgeous, as you would expect from Nat Geo! The news section updates constantly. The Everest blog and news! I swear, if you find a better value for $20 it must be something illegal!
I have a few wishes, but they are by no means reduce the value of this subscription! I'd like to be able copy/define text via the iPad built in dictionary. Also, email links to the articles online, if they are also available as regular NG website for the rest of the world.
Thank you Nat Geo team for the huge amount of work you put into each amazing and breathtaking issue! This is the first app I show to all my friends when they wonder if they should buy an iPad!


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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