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It’s now even easier to stay expertly informed

The all-new Independent app puts breaking news and awarding-winning journalism at your fingertips, wherever you are and whenever you want. With a host of new features and our signature free-thinking reporting, the Independent app is your essential source of trusted journalism on the go.

What’s included in the Independent app?

All our journalism in one place
From up-to-the-minute breaking news to the daily digital newspaper, enjoy ad-free access to our reporting wherever you are and whenever you want.

5 things you need to know today
Streamline your morning with an essential briefing of the key stories that you need to know about that day.

Independent TV
Bring headlines to life and immerse yourself in the story with access to the latest news clips and trending videos.

Audio articles and playlists
Bring our reporting with you when on the go with audio articles and create playlists for offline listening.

The daily digital newspaper
Wake up to your digital newspaper from 5am each morning and enjoy your read of the day's biggest stories.

Daily crosswords, sudoku and puzzles
Challenge yourself with our entertaining and extensive range of brain-training puzzles.

Exclusive events and e-books
Join the debate with expert-led digital events and deepen your understanding of a topic with our curated selection of e-books.

Dark mode
Perfect for evening reads and bedtime browsing.


The Independent app is free to download and use. Simply register to access a limited number of free articles each week and stay up to date with breaking news notifications.

To unlock all features of the app, an active subscription is required. Subscribers benefit from unlimited access to our journalism, including premium analysis and opinion articles, the daily digital newspaper, audio articles, exclusive digital events, extensive puzzles and more.

To view our latest introductory offers, please check the app.

Please note:

• Payments for in-app subscriptions will be charged to your Apple account upon confirmation of purchase.
• Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
• You can manage your subscription and adjust your auto-renewal preferences by accessing your Apple ID account settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 4.0.15

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

Charlewebbym ,

John H

Love real news,
without biased nauseating drivel.
Like the Faily Mail. Horrible wriggling and twisting warts they are.

Rethliopuks ,

US news, can't change region; no notifications?

Disappointed that the app defaults to US-based for the news while the commentaries are UK-based, and that there's no way to change the setting and see UK-based news. I do not wish to be viewing detailed US news like what the President has just done or said hours ago.

There also doesn't seem to be notifications. This is itself bad, though it's at least a relief that I do not need to be bombarded with US news.

Developer Response ,

Dear Reader, many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Our app covers news from all over the world. We always strive to be fair and accurate in our reporting. We appreciate your suggestions and will ensure to pass these on to our editorial department. The Independent team

mcclungaa ,

They just want our info to sell. (Phishing)

I just want an app to give straight news. This app requires you to sign in and they’re very open that they’re going to share your info with whomever. There’s no opting out or skip method.

I can’t actually tell you the quality of the news because I won’t play their phishing game. Make no mistake, albeit subtle, this is phishing.

App Privacy

The developer, Independent Digital News & Media Limited, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Search History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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