The Week magazine UK edition 12+

The best of UK & world news

Future plc

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Week curates the most relevant and important news from more than 200 trusted UK and international sources into one concise, informative and entertaining read. Join our 324,000 readers and try The Week today.


- Read the magazine in print format, or tap through for full-page articles
- Get twice-daily digests of the latest news, analysis and comment in the new Daily Editions tab
- Listen to The Week Unwrapped podcast in the app
- Fully optimised for your mobile device
- Easy to browse: scroll through the magazine by tapping the 'pages' icon at the top right
- Save your favourite articles, reviews or quotes to the Saved Articles section
- Easy to adjust the text size in the Settings menu

Non-subscribers can buy single issues and subscriptions using In App Purchase.

For your weekly issue to auto download you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi and have your push notifications enabled.

Digital and print + digital subscribers have full access to each week's edition and all digital back issues. Print subscribers should contact the publisher to add digital access to their subscription.

Details about auto-renewing subscriptions and single issue purchase:
- When you purchase a subscription or a single issue payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user at auto-renewal and may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
- For Future Publishing’s Privacy Policy please visit:
- For Future Publishing’s Terms of Use, please visit:

What’s New

Version 5.6

What's new

- Daily Editions, delivering morning and evening news digests for digital subscribers
- Magazine-style reader as well as full-page article mode
- In-app podcast player
- Improvements to dark mode
- More text size options
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.2K Ratings

9.2K Ratings

FrankiJB ,

Good content, rubbish app

As the title suggests, the content is good, the app on the other hand is underwhelming - slow, buggy, doesn't remember where you left off, etc.


As of 28 September, the app is worse than ever: (1) some magazines don’t download, the current one has been stuck on “processing” for an hour; (2) the magazines that do download delete themselves every time I close down the app, so I have to re-download a magazine every time I open it; (3) the lack of bookmark functionality is also frustrating, though irrelevant as I’m constantly downloading new magazines; and (4) the app hasn’t been updated to reflect the new iPhone screen size, so it’s really unattractive to read (if it works).

IT support are pretty unhelpful. I’ve been going back and forth with them regarding (2), and they said it was down to my storage (I had plenty) and/or a limit on magazine numbers (the limit was removed and made no difference).

It rather frustrating to have a paper and digital subscription when you only have access to one form of media, which isn’t at all helpful if you travel regularly.

It would be great if we could just log-on to a password protected section of the Week website and download a PDF of the current magazine. That would save the torture of trying to use this app.

dominus1100 ,

Terrible app

I have been reading The Week for over a couple of years now. I relied on it to hopefully receive frequent unbiased news. For a year now, it has been almost impossible to read any content unless I am connected to the internet. This is despite the fact that the option provided to read ‘downloaded’ content means I should be able to read through the content anywhere without a signal. It doesn’t work. It hasn’t worked for a while despite me sending emails to the creators to try & get the problem fixed. The creators of the app just don’t care.
Now the app has been given an update & it is an absolute headache to use. It’s been turned from a fairly clean & concise layout to pages of mess everywhere. I have perfect vision but even I have to pinch & zoom in to read anything properly. The text is so small & crammed so tightly onto every page, I no longer take any pleasure in using The Week for my news feed. There are also adverts now as well. Every few pages, adverts after adverts! How boring & what a total sell out. So, well done to the creators of this app. You’ve turned something that was fairly well designed, easy to use into something that is messy, cheap looking & irritating. Idiots. I am now unsubscribing.

Ifitain’tbroke,don’tfixit ,

Usability of app getting worse with each update

I love reading the week, and the app used to work fine. However since the latest update I’ve decided to cancel my subscription and delete the app. It would now be more convenient to get the physical magazine (which isn’t convenient enough for me to follow through with doing) than struggle with this app. The latest update has rendered the content unreadable on a mobile device - where as it used to be optimised. If I want to read this issue I’m going to have to see if it’s any better on a tablet - although my tablet doesn’t have a SIM, it’s WiFi only, and a previous update stopped content downloading properly, so now this app only works properly with internet connection. This means it will be difficult to read when out and about. Other recent updates have changed the navigation for the worse and made the app buggy, it no longers remembers your place, and is no longer readable on journeys without WiFi. What is the developer doing?! If they are trying to lose the publication subscribers then they are succeeding

App Privacy

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

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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