Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Staying on top of award-winning Philadelphia news is now faster and easier than ever with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s iPhone and iPad app: the official iOS news app for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.

With The Philadelphia Inquirer App You Can:
• Discover the latest breaking news and important updates with our intuitive news feed and uncluttered reading experience.
• Explore the news topics you care about from sports teams like the Eagles and Phillies to local news with our seamless section navigation.
• Remember the stories that matter to you with quick action buttons for bookmarking and sharing.
• Never miss a story with digital all-access subscriptions, available as an in-app purchase.

Additional Features:
• Alerts and Notifications - be the first to know with verified breaking news. Easily access breaking news articles with one tap on a notification.
• Newsletter signups - stay on top of the news in your email inbox. Sign up for the newsletters you’d like to receive to get the very best of The Inquirer.
• Frequent Updates - stay connected with 24/7 coverage and other important news throughout the day.
• Log In - use your existing email and password or Register for a new account.
• Customized Feed - customize the news feed to follow the topics that matter most to you. Switch between your custom feed and Latest Headlines with just a tap.
• Custom Text Size - read more comfortably with the ability to increase/decrease article font sizes.
• Split Screen Support - multitask with The Inquirer app and other apps at the same time on compatible iPads.
• Today Widget - quickly access the latest headlines by adding our custom widget to your homescreen or Today screen.
• Dark Mode - activate from the Settings tab and the app will switch to dark mode when activated on your device for easier nighttime reading.

We'd love to hear your feedback! Reach out to our support team under Settings > Submit Feedback.

What’s New

Version 18

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13.6K Ratings

13.6K Ratings

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I always have appreciated the Inquirer and the writers who work hard researching & writing good articles. My only suggestion would be a more balanced approach to writing about sex abuse scandals which seem to be rampant across many pubic & private organizations, and religious institutions. However, Inquirer only seems to focus on the Catholic Church with front page coverage. Please also write articles on the millions of people the Catholic church assists with life saving care, food & support. Thank you!

startswithaj ,

Takes forever to load an article & can’t cancel online

Update: still haven’t made the app stable. In addition, I wanted to cancel my subscription but then they emailed me and told me that memberships can only be cancelled by a phone call. Uh, what? So I can sign up online but you don’t want to let me cancel online? What are you? A gym? I don’t believe that it’s right when companies do this. I think it’s a little shady. Luckily I used PayPal and have cancelled the billing agreement so I won’t be charged again.

I thought “hey, why not support local journalism” except the only problem is that most of the time I get a spinning circle that takes forever to finish spinning. It almost feels like the Philadelphia Inquirer is stuck in the 90’s/00’s. I shouldn’t have to wait so long to read a notification you sent me or just switch to another article from within the app itself. Definitely cancelling my subscription.

Developer Response ,

We hear you, we're aware of some issues people are having with loading the app. Here on the Inquirer App Team, speed and ease of use are our primary goals. We're actively working on optimizing performance, and we’re excited for you to try out upcoming updates.

Mary 19947 ,

Too liberal and biased

The Inquire loses money because it is a liberal, biased news organization. Left wing liberal nuts may appreciate the progressive non journalistic views but the Inquire must realize that these nut jobs don’t buy or read the news. Even the Inquire sports writers add their liberal viewpoints to sports. What ever happened to just writing the news? What ever happened to true and honest investigator journalist? And the Inquire cannot figure out why they lose money and readership? Simple question- why does Fox News have the highest number of viewers, at times higher than their competition combined? If a Main stream media outlet follows Fox’s footprint they too would be the leader in viewership or readership. Left wing liberals do not have an understanding of reality.

App Privacy

The developer, Philadelphia Media Network, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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