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Get the whole picture the whole time with the free Guardian app.

Specially crafted for iPhone, iPad, this app brings you breaking news and full access to all of the Guardian's award-winning content. Tailor your home screen with the sections that matter most to you, follow your favourite writers and stories for personal alerts, keep reading when you're offline, save content for as long as you like, and get personal, compelling content at any time on your devices.

• Stay up to date with live news and sport
• Enjoy the full range of Guardian content, beautifully designed for iPad and iPhone
• Keep reading offline
• Make it yours by choosing the sections and topics that appear on your home screen
• Be informed with breaking news alerts
• Follow your favourite stories, series, writers and football teams for personal notifications
• Browse award-winning audio, video and interactive content, as well as full-screen galleries, with stunning Retina-quality images
• Save any content you want to keep
• Read comments on articles and share your own thoughts
• Search by keyword, topic, series, section, or contributor
• Upgrade to the premium tier for our daily crosswords, specially curated content, extracts from Guardian Books, and an advert-free experience

Please note: this app is totally free to use. You can become a supporter of the Guardian and get all the benefits of the premium tier as well as supporting independent journalism. If you choose to upgrade to the premium tier your payment can be taken immediately and processed by Apple.

Premium tier subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You may turn off auto-renewal after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings.

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The Guardian App Description & Overview

The applications The Guardian was published in the category News on 2013-10-29 and was developed by Guardian News and Media Limited. The file size is 78.47 MB. The current version is 4.49 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Bug fixes.

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Crashes  Pigney8  1 star

Used to work fine now all it does is crash. Can’t even open. Cannot contact app support either. Very disappointing!


App keeps crashing  NewYorkerM  1 star

I have problems since I updated my device to iOS 11. The Guardian App keeps asking me to subscribe, I am already a paying subscriber! Now it just keeps crashing! I have been trying to open it but it crashes every time. Terrible!


Crashing forever  CaptSaltyJack  1 star

Something is happening today with the app. I can’t even open it without crashing, and of course I can’t use the app support link here in the AppStore because it just opens the app... which crashes.


Please fix  GraPhXLight  1 star

First time I have a problem with this app; this last update broke it all the way. I launch it, the screen goes black and then I’m immediately taken back to my iPhone’s desktop. This happens every single time I try to open it.


Support Solid Journalism  austin_tx  5 star

David Frum said - you want to make a difference? Support journalism! Subscribe to our local, national and international papers. Make a difference. This paper goes above and beyond. The app is user friendly - easy to save and share stories. Reading this paper has become a daily habit!


Timely & thoughtful  AMcQuaid:)  5 star

The Guardian news app is my go-to source. User friendly & fast, the site is relevant no matter where you live.


Review  MGod68  4 star

I like the depth of the coverage, but it feels more liberal and less straightforward reporting.


Great source for news and a clean running app  Codemannsails  5 star

Good running app


Thoughtful, objective coverage  Ashreffler  5 star

Something about the Guardian's roots being outside the US gives its reporting a wider, removed view of the US. I appreciate the editors' choices and the chance to see the US as the world sees us.


Love the Guardian  MAJW2  5 star

Great news coverage, well written.


Simply the Best  Itdchyhkbg  5 star

My daily go-to for unfiltered unbiased and reliably up to date news

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Chicken  Rev meter  5 star

One of the main reason for downloading the app is due to the Guardians Football weekly show which is like a nice plate of succulent chicken. Taste awesome but too much to eat in on sitting so you have to put it in the fridge and eat the next day which even taste better. If they make it any longer it would be like reheating the chicken twice and that never turns out good.


The Best  Eduardo2u  5 star

The Guardian is a great news source. Intelligent, balanced, honest commentary and reporting of what's happening on the planet. There is a bias, it's toward a balanced view of some depth, rather than sensationalist garbage that masquerades as news as put forward by the self serving, manipulative supposed news sources apart from the Guardian.


Excellent  Oisinquinn  5 star

See above


Awesome news app!!!  Beebeedubs  5 star

Great spread for news across the globe.


One of the best media apps  LIKLEarth  5 star

In contrast to the other apps, guardian has been well adapted to mobile reading. I love it much.


Love the Guardian!  Galloised  5 star

The best news site. Articulate, incisive and balanced. Easy to navigate and comprehensive.

Martyn Tilse

Guardian App  Martyn Tilse  5 star

I was initially a wildly enthusiastic "The Australian" supporter. Back when it was launched I didn't yet know about Rupert bias or news of the world story slanting. Well, I'm older now and see through Rupert and his schemes like an X-Ray machine through a tubby girth. So the release of an Australian version of the Guardian came as fresh water to a third world villager. What good old style reporting. No Rupert Trickery and an easily navigated online app. I am a Guardian Supporter and proud of it.

Capt Solar

Great app for a great news source  Capt Solar  5 star

Unbiased and sceptical reporting on an app that is constantly up to date.

Sweet Pepa

Excellent App  Sweet Pepa  5 star

I use it all day, everyday!!!!


Great paper, great app  CincinnatiBob  5 star

Fantastic reporting


Great new and great app  AynsleyGirl  4 star

I go to the Guardian first for my breaking news. Within the Guardian app there are also easy to access related stories on similar or related topics. Thanks for the great reporting!

Starheart Warrior Cat

My Go To news source  Starheart Warrior Cat  5 star

Simply the best.


Liberal-Leaning, Quality Reporting  murygordyH  5 star

See title


Hallmark of Independent Journalism  jjsteich  5 star

The Guardian consistently offers well written and well reasoned articles of news, analysis, and opinion. I've subscribed for six months and it is a go to resource for me for news.


Great  Agreensp  5 star

Tired of bored conservatives who lack joy of life


Excellent news source  jdieud  5 star

A different take on our domestic stories is necessary in these times and The Guardian provides this with precision and accuracy. The layout and mechanics are user friendly and efficient. It is a valuable and quick read for curious minds.


Timely news and not intrusive  Bumblebarb  5 star

Good reporting and the app doesn't get in your way. You can read in depth if you want, but it doesn't overdo.


Wonderful App.  vermagic  5 star

Easy access to top stories. Well organized and intuitive.

Joseph Nathan

Crucial  Joseph Nathan  5 star

Hard to find fault in a free app that educates and informs its readers with its reporting, coverage of the arts, and criticism. The Guardian is a vital newspaper and, in contrast to its competitors in the English-speaking world, it offers unlimited access (no specified numbers of free articles per month and no paywalls). Enjoy it and help sustain so others, in less privileged financial situations, can continue to do so.

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