National Geographic Magazine

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National Geographic is the endless source of inspiration that fuels exploration, deepens understanding, and provokes new questions. It reveals new insights into cultures, ideas, and discoveries through high-definition storytelling that’s impossible to ignore.

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.

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National Geographic Magazine App Description & Overview

The applications National Geographic Magazine was published in the category News on 2011-02-22 and was developed by National Geographic. The file size is 26.28 MB. The current version is 2.6.2 and works well on 7.0 and high ios versions.

Resolved issues that effected the iPhone user interface.

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National Geographic Magazine Reviews


Needs UI update  staunchnortheasterner  2 star

The UI looks very antiquated and only for iPads. I can barely see what’s on the cover of every issue unless I open them!


Best app  اوحلي  5 star

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Good :)  PositivelyJordan  4 star

But can still use some improvements


Thank you!  _-_Goldfinger_-_  5 star

Update fixed an issue where once you were viewing an issue, you couldn’t get back to the library. Called and reported a couple of times and now it has been fixed. Thank you.


Thanks for squashing bugs!  Brotherhood1517  5 star

This app has been updated and it back to working order! I would love to see he ability to highlight and make notes in a future release.


No more library  SaltyPecten  1 star

New release only shows latest edition. Please fix this.


No way back to the the library!?!?  melveast  2 star

Currently, the is no way to get back to the library from a certain magazine, even force closing the app takes me back to the last app I opened. Also I noticed the they haven’t updated the app in a year so they must not really care about it anymore...


No way back.....  Stevenwithavee  1 star

My sentiments are the same as the previous. Once you open a magazine you are stuck in it. There is no way back to the library other than deleting the app and reinstalling it.


Stuck, no way to go back  Ostrando  1 star

Doesn’t give me an option to go back to the menu, or select other issues. I’m stuck in the same issue. This wasn’t the case a few months back. Same situation as the other individual who posted on 10/4


Horrible  JD1964727  1 star

I bought a subscription for NatGeo magazine and when I open the APP it won’t let me read anything without buying the individual magazine. When I try to log in it tells me there’s no record of my email. But they had no problem sending my billing invoice to my email. Funny how that works. I cancelled my subscription. Don’t bother.


Glyn Moody glynmoody 3 star

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Nearly impossible to use  Bob.Eisenberg  1 star

Nearly impossible to sign on, and then to use. As breathtakingly incompetent an app, as the pictures are beautiful.


I lost all my magazines  Min748583959  1 star

I lost all my issues because of a stupid feature called auto archive. It's a rip-off. Smh ☹️


Useless waste of time  islandstifle  1 star

I got a complimentary 1 year subscription and redeemed it. Got told to activate the subscription at a website, fine. Then log in... nope, not accepting the password. Reset password... nope your email address is not on file. Sent round and round in circles. Just as well I didn't pay anything for this pile of crap or I'd be fuming.


Fabulous!!  Sattvala  5 star

I think if people don't like this app it's because they don't know how to use it. It takes a little finagling but then it's wonderful. I love all the interactive pictures and articles. Even the puzzle section is a treat because once again they use their own beautiful photos for it!


Almost there  Sanjay_Makadia  4 star

Have been using this app for a month. Well thought out and easy to read on mobile devices. Only complain is that it does not remember the last location on an article. Not a deal breaker but would be nice to have.


App does not integrate with account  Nickt123  1 star

For a service as renowned as National Geographic, I'd expect the app to integrate with the digital account purchased through the website. When I called customer service, the woman who answered just directed me to a website that would "fix my issue," then tried to pitch me special sales they were having. And the website didn't even fix my issue. I'm stupefied by how awful this is.


Very disappointed  azmizal  1 star

I have been subscribing for many years. On last February I subscribed for a year. However the apps froze and I had to delete and download the apps again. However I couldn't restore purchases nor download latest edition. I had tried any solutions method available on their site and others available on the internet. But the problem was nit solved. It seems that the apps doesn't recognize me as a subscriber. I had mail their customer service team for about ten times. They kept giving same reply and excuses. Once they asked me, my iTunes ID and proof of subscription to restore my account which I replied already but after that nothing happen and when I send back email, I kept going back to square one. Not to mention that NG customer service team and Apple iTune service passing and tossing me around like ball for weeks. The problem is still not solved


Xxxxxxx  Pjszsbob  1 star

What a junky app. It doesn't look anything like the "how to use". It requires me to login but will not let me set up an account. I doesn't even let me play some of the shows, e.g. Genius. They are lucky that a 1 star is the lowest. National Geographic, get some better app programmers. Also, offer the shows without the commercials like CBS all access.


Totally awesome magazine app!!  Bunda3  5 star

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  Dominikavinyasa  2 star

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.

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