Our revamped iOS app features: • Up-to-the-minute breaking news from our award-winning newsroom • Top headlines you can browse or read in full so you’ll always be in-the-know • Get the news you want as it breaks by opting in for push notifications • The latest sports scores, stats and news from around the world are at your fingertips • Easy access to weather, traffic, videos, photo galleries • Share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email

Subscription Details: • OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access, 24/7, for just $5.99 a month (first 2 weeks are FREE) by subscribing within the app itself. Otherwise, if you are a Digital or Print subscriber you can log in to the app for full access. • PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period. • PRIVACY POLICY: • TERMS OF SERVICE: • FEEDBACK: Tell us what you think! Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback. We welcome you to tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at

What’s New

Version 3.0.8

This new version includes a mix of bug fixes, design enhancements, and performance enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
164 Ratings
164 Ratings
VamootsSM ,

Less New Content

Moving my rating to 3 stars. Over last week or so they have more regularly added new content and have reintroduced by lines for lead columnists. Headed in a better direction.

From what I can tell the redesigned look and feel of the app (which I like) was accompanied by a significant reduction in the amount of new content loaded each day. The reduction in the amount of new content loaded each day coupled with the removal of several sections/features (featured columnists, games, real estate) has resulted in an app that does not justify the subscription price. I will not be renewing my subscription.

Developer Response ,


I'm happy you're starting to see changes that you deem better. We're constantly consolidating feedback and making changes. I want to assure you that there's actually more content in the app then what would appear in the newspaper. Additionally, stories might very well appear in the app first before making it into print. The app also includes digital only content that could never manifest itself in print. Feel free to reach out to me directly at and I'd be happy to continue the conversation.

The SFC Team

AcknBck ,

No an improvement....!

Developers, PLEASE read and fix the link to subscription fixture!

This app is poorly designed, it consistently reminds me I only have “3 free stories left this month | get access” but I have linked this app to my subscription countless times. It has gotten so irritating that I am tempted to cancel my subscription. The new format is “OK”, but we still are unable to access prior papers and certain stories seem to linger on the Front Page for days. It would be nice to have access to an archive of the prior published papers. On a positive note, the vault is an interesting section, especially the vault photographs.

Developer Response ,


We're aware of the login issue and believe we have a fix in the next update which we hope to have LIVE as soon as tomorrow. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at and I'd love to hear additional feedback and gather your device information to ensure you do not have any future friction with log in.

SF Team

Janet dickly ,

Chronicle, please start over and try again!

Words cannot describe how poorly this ap works. Constant freezes essentially make reading the Chronicle impossible. I have been trying to read just one section and have wasted 30 minutes. When will the Chronicle address the problem?

Deleted the App & reinstalled as directed. Much improved, thank you! Able to enjoy Chronicle again.

What happen to the search feature on the latest update?

Developer Response ,

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing. Some readers have reported issues after updating the app to the latest version from a previous version. In several cases, deleting the app and reinstalling the app resolved the issues. Please give that a try and contact if you continue to experience issues.


Hearst Newspapers LLC
29.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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In-App Purchases
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