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What’s New

Version 8.29

In accordance with CCPA legislation, users in the USA will now see slightly different privacy settings.


Previously fixed in version 8.28.1:

Following the beta release of iOS 14, a number of users highlighted a technical issue within the Guardian app and around 50 other popular apps.

For GNM, the issue was triggered by a third-party advertising partner. This new update of the Guardian app removes the software to fix the problem.

We apologise to any readers who were affected by the issue. GNM takes matters of privacy and security very seriously and has strict data protection practices in place.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
156.8K Ratings

156.8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Beautifully designed and easy to navigate, this app from the award-winning newspaper delivers the intelligent stories and thought-provoking analysis that the periodical has been known for since it launched way back in 1821. From insight into the evolving pop-culture scene to the latest breaking news, The Guardian provides incisive coverage in a thoroughly modern format through captivating photo essays, thoughtful op-eds, essential sports reports and even interactive crossword puzzles.

Jon_Dodson ,

Much improved

I subscribed a few months back but then cancelled because I couldn’t see that it was any better than the website on Safari iOS. Just resubscribed (partly in gratitude for the free, rolling covid19 news) and pleased to report that many improvements appear to have been made. I’ve deleted my Safari bookmark and this app is now on my 1st screen. Good value at £5.99 per month. Easy to use and, finally, it’s logically laid out and intuitive to use.

Edit: but why does your app keep asking for my AppleID password every month, just after my automatic subscription renewal, to “confirm premium membership”?? Netflix and Apple Music don’t do this. It seems a bit of a security risk for me to have to keep supplying this sensitive information; I should only have to ever to supply it once, to Apple, to confirm the initial rolling subscription purchase?? I may unsubscribe because of this, it seems like a big security risk.

Edit: did it again on latest monthly subscription auto renewal. I’ve given you my Apple ID this time, but if it does it again I’m cancelling.

DB5577 ,

Good newspaper but poor moderation

The guardian broke some massive stories in recent years such Snowdon papers. It does have a good range of articles in its comments pages. However it does feel at time like its trying a bit hard to be London yoga crowd pleasers in its lifestyle stuff. However the thing that bugs me the most is the very poor moderators. In comments pages a very poorly and inconsistent policed. Certain comments issues such as Israel/ Palestine as just bizarrely censured. Careful and balance criticism are deleted but factually inaccurate and angry almost aggressive criticism left up. I would like to say it was just or once or twice I’ve seen it but happens time and again. It’s not even stuff that could be libellous. You cant say it has a bias pro or against it is just totally inconsistent even minute to minute on the same article. You have one comment unfairly deleted the find you can’t comment on the article again even if it’s a completely different point. It has also happened to a couple of my friends on different topics. None were making unpleasant/ nasty or factual dodgy comments. They either should just close the comments or at least have some quality control on their dreadful moderators.


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