How to Block or Hide a News Source in News App on iOS

Dec 20, 2016 - 3 Comments

Apple News

The News app on iPhone and iPad includes a large number of publications, some of which you may be interested in and likely some that you have less interest in reading or maybe even don’t want to see at all.

Fortunately it’s really easy to adjust the News app in iOS to block or hide a news source, so if you’re tired of seeing stories from a particular outlet or a trashy tabloid source you can hide them and clean up your News app feed a bit.

Hiding a News Source in Apple News on iPhone, iPad

  1. Open the “News” app and go to either For You, Explore, or Search
  2. Locate the news source you want to hide or block
  3. Tap on the little sharing icon for the specific article / source, it looks like a box with an arrow flying out of the top of it
  4. Hide a news source in Apple News

  5. Scroll through the options and choose “Mute Channel”
  6. Mute a news source in Apple News to hide and block that news source from showing in feed

  7. Repeat with other news sources you want to hide and remove as needed

This offers a way to clean up and adjust the Apple News curated feed a bit to better suit your preferences, and it makes it easy to hide some of the junkier sources found in News.

The Apple News app is sort of embedded throughout iOS now, showing up on your iOS widget lock screen, Spotlight search, and the prominent out
you can also remove News headlines from the Spotlight search screen in iOS or just delete the News app completely now that you can easily remove default apps on an iPhone or iPad.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. J-L says:

    Is this “News” app country specific? I live in South Africa and the app is not on my iPhone (iOS 10.2) nor on the App Store.

    • Evgeny says:

      Coorect. It is not available in Russia too. AFAIK the app is already installed in your iPhone, but sits invisible. Do get it appeared, you have to change region in your settings

  2. John says:

    Deleted the News app all together. Too much news about the woman abusing orange troll king.

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