National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Society

  • Category: News
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  • Current Version: 2.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.15 MB
  • Developer: National Geographic Society
  • Compatibility: IOS 7.0 or later.
App Ranking: 3
From 4,936 Ratings

National Geographic Magazine App Description & Overview

**PLEASE NOTE, the National Geographic digital edition will no longer be available for iPhone 4 devices as of the January 2017 issue. If this impacts access to your digital subscription and you cannot or do not wish to access your subscription via another Apple device, you can request a refund for the remainder of your subscription by contacting Apple Support via the following link: **If you purchased a subscription directly through National Geographic, please contact magazine customer service at 1-800-895-2068. National Geographic magazine is available on iPhone and iPad. Subscribe once and get National Geographic magazine on both devices. Existing print and digital subscribers get complimentary access to both editions. Here are details on our subscription* offers: Annual subscription: $19.99 (12 issues) Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue) Single issues: $4.99/issue Back issues of National Geographic magazine for iPad start with our February 2011 issue and November 2012 for iPhone. • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Account will be charged for renewal within 24hours of the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s iTunes Account Settings after purchase. • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. • Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
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National Geographic Magazine Reviews

  • Totally awesome magazine app!!

    By Bunda3
    I love the electronic version of National Geographic Magazine. Have been a subscriber for more than 20 yrs. and nothing is better than the electronic version of it with animation, videos and 3D viewing of photos. Not sure what the complaints are about, as I have NEVER experience any problem. The mobile version is surprisingly readable (I was not sure how it would look on my iPhone) but once I tried it (I started by exclusively reading it on my full size iPads and mini iPad) it looks surprisingly good, sharp and readable. Awesome job, National Geographic! I am a lifelong fan of your magazine! Keep up the good work!
  • Printed version gets 5 starts

    By Dominikavinyasa
    I'm a huge NG supported and a devout subscriber. The digital version is promising yet lacking. Inability to save the space on the page where a reader just paused, or to enlarge an interesting image is inexcusable. Other publications such as the Economist are able to seamlessly transition between digital and print. NG should too.
  • Excellent content, but the app needs improvement

    By pera985
    Highly convenient to take the collection of magazines in your iPhone. The content of the magazine is amazing. However, the app needs improvements that are found in other app readers such as iBooks or Amazon Kindle. It would be ideal if you can highlight text in different colors, write notes, bookmarks, and more importantly be able to come back where you left. Every time you come back to an article, it takes you to its beginning and you have to find your way where you were when you quit the app.
  • It doesn't work. Don't subscribe!

    By TaniaMoralesEc
    I subscribed to the Year plan for digital edition but after reinstalling, resetting password, updating the app and iOS over and over the app will just not sign me in and the support team is not able to give an useful reply. I want the money I paid for the subscription back and they won't give a reply on that either. Not even worth one star.
  • Constantly having issues with free access for subscribers

    By GreenCard002
    Free access for magazine subscribers is not working - this has been an issue every time I had to download the app, eg when upgrading my iPhone or iPad. Highly disappointing!!!
  • Lovely, but could be more user-friendly

    By Kiwi913
    The content is wonderful as always and the layout is visually appealing/ decently easy to navigate, but the app could definitely improve on user-centric functionality. The app should be able to save the last location we were on in an article so our reading progress isn't lost whenever we restart the app. The photography in these magazines is gorgeous and world-class, but the majority of that gets lost on our tiny screens and could be partly made up for by allowing us to zoom in on photos and/or get a widescreen view by turning our phones sideways. Providing a word search feature in each issue and a title search in the library would make it easier to navigate through/ return to old articles and issues (and capitalize on the fact that this is now a digital medium!). It would also be great if facts and statistics could directly hyperlink to their web-based references - another big benefit of digital media. Previously-read articles could appear as gray text in the table of contents, so that those of us who hop around can quickly navigate to unread articles. Tapping the upper bar with the clock and battery meter should bring us back to the top of the article, and a subtle arrow could appear on the right side of the screen when there's no more content to scroll down to (especially on the article cover pages, which I often try to scroll down on before realizing they're only a single screen length). It's a subtle change, but can make the user experience a lot more smooth -- particularly for older users who may not think to try multiple types of gestures to learn how to navigate a new app.
  • It's Perfect

    By Calebeez
    I have no idea what some of these other reviewers are talking about. This app works perfectly, a must have for any nat geo subscriber.
  • Scrolling

    By Ajeffrey16
    If you accidentally pull a little bit to the right when you're scrolling down on the story it goes back to the title page. When you pull back to the the story it starts over at the top and you have to re-scroll down to where you left off.
  • Article fix

    By bjh731
    How many people have to complain about article reverting back to the top before you fix it? Love the app except for that obvious longer term problem.
  • Needs Improvements

    By Stephanie's 6s plus
    This app definitely needs work - there are no options. I would like to organize my purchased magazines in a separate library within this app. Please improve soon!
  • Poor account integration

    By amnaturelle
    Since purchasing a digital subscription online I've had nothing but problems accessing NatGeo's digital content. This app is no exception. I should be able to access the magazine issues that are part of my subscription and not be prompted to buy them again. Disappointed.
  • No portrait view

    By Bose 22
    Perhaps the only reading app I've used that doesn't allow portrait view.