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What’s New

Version 35.0.1

New & Improved App Features:
• Optimized for your Device: Enjoy a seamless reading experience, built for your iOS device
• Offline Reading: Download issues to your device to read them whenever and wherever you want, even without an internet connection
• Bookmark & Share: Bookmark articles to read later, or share them with your friends
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Ratings and Reviews

1.3 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
Bo621Odie ,

Worst update ever

As others have said, update the app at your peril. You will lose all your old downloaded magazines (which had articles and recipes I referenced occasionally) and you will face an uphill battle getting your access back. They were able to restore my account and some issues, but only the last 8. Also the email address that they set for my account is an old defunct email address that is a decade out of date. No way that I can see to update it. Also, for some reason my account number is different than what shows when I login on safari to manage my subscription. They’ve cut off the last digit without any compelling reason why. No response when I asked these questions. Real Simple support just seems to keep getting worse and worse.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review *Bo621Odie*. We are working hard to resolve any teething problems with the new apps, we are glad to hear that our support team provided you with access to your current subscription and guarantee that you will get access to all back issues, if you have already reported the issue with back issues to support please just bear with us a few more days. Furthermore we are working on making account numbers clearer, for now indeed customers must the first 9 digits of the account number. Thank you for your loyalty to Real Simple - we appreciate it.

mibsphil ,

Zero stars (but they made me give one star)

Horrible, horrible, horrible. The old app worked just fine and the new one doesn’t work at all. The app doesn’t recognize my email address or my account number, and I can’t download issues. Multiple phone calls and emails have been fruitless. Nobody seems to know (or admit) that there is a systemic problem with the new app. The app’s company, Zinio, is beyond horrible. I keep getting emails assuring me that everything is fixed, but of course it isn’t. I see their responses on other reviews here telling people that they will fix everything right away—of course that’s a lie. I’ve spent hours on the phone and dozens of emails and it still doesn’t work. Real Simple really blew this one.

Developer Response ,

Hi * mibsphil*. Thanks for your review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. Are you still having problems accessing your magazines if yes please contact us at quoting ref 780546 so we can resolve this for you.


Updated app is the worst

Updated to the new app. Sorry I did. I have now lost all my issues that were downloaded. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app. No good. If it wasn’t broken, why did you fix it. Very disappointed. If I can not download my back issues, I will be cancelling my subscription, until you can fix this. Disappointed user and reader.
Have been in contact with customer support and they still can’t fix my problem. Have been sending them emails with info they requested and I still can’t download any issues,especially the latest issue. Why should I pay when I already have a subscription. Think I will not be renewing.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for upgrading the app and your review *Jo Face*. Sorry to hear you are having challenges reading your subscribed magazine. Please write to us at with your account number, email and zip code and we will sort this out quickly for you. Thanks for your understanding and loyalty to Real Simple Magazine.


TI Media Solutions Inc.
116.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. One Month $2.99
  2. One Year $23.99
  3. January 01, 2013 $4.99


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