National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Magazine

By National Geographic

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-02-22
  • Current Version: 2.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 28.81 MB
  • Developer: National Geographic
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 5,133 Ratings


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. • 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



  • For National Geographic it needs lots of work.

    By Mygraciecat
    My review date is 10-23-18 since real dates don’t show. I hate the font size keeps going back to minuscule size when you sneeze and pages are a little difficult to return to and not know where you left off, should also have a feature to save an article if you want. National Geographic, you should be doing a better job. Get the magazine.
  • Wow, A Visually Stunning Interactive Mag App!

    By zadiecakes
    I’m so glad I ignored the negative reviews. Maybe for people with older versions of the iPad, some of the features are buggy, but on my 2018 iPad this app provides a virtual adventure world to jump into, rich with stunning photos, videos, interactive diagrams and maps, and 360 views. Unlike some of the reviewers, I don’t mind that some of the pages are laid out in portrait mode rather than landscape mode or that the pages are not all designed to fit to the iPad screen. I get that this may have been an artistic choice by the design team and that some pages just read better when they are arranged in a certain way. In my experience, this makes every page turn interesting and keeps me engaged. I already love the print version of National Geographic, but this just took my subscription to the next level!
  • Content v. Format

    By Piyus'a
    As a subscriber for 50 years I find the stories compelling. I’ve read issues on iPad for 7 years. The app is in the worst condition since the iPad was invented. Scrap or fix the Tap, Pinch, Zoom junk feature, it does not work on any iPad made in past 4 years. The stories all read in different directions. Content from the paper magazine is no longer included in app edition. Every January you tell me to pay for last years issues and put a price on them. Vanishing downloads. Crashing app. A first rate knowledge provider like National Geographic can certainly afford to hire a better app developer to showcase content.
  • Full screen please!

    By mattewmerritt
    I’ve been a digital subscriber since I’ve had an iPhone. Now with the new iPhone X display, NG needs to update accordingly to take advantage of the whole screen.
  • Beautiful interface, great content

    By Greg2837393
    The person complaining about the magazine being ‘political’ - to me - read as ‘the magazine is honest;’ thanks to that person, I subscribed.
  • Sure go ahead

    By Fredricka52
    This is terrible!!! Disgraceful!!! I give up. It’s impossible to read an entire story. If the screen moves even a fraction, the story returns to the beginning and I have to scroll down again each time to try and find my place. Over and over. There are no controls whatsoever to help navigate the articles. National Geographic Magazine should be ASHAMED for this sloppy, care-less presentation. And owners are charging $4.50 per month?! Robbers! Thieves! Don’t waste your time on this. I’m deleting the app forevermore. I don’t even want the magazine off the rack because of this disappointment.
  • Print subscriber and online NG subscriber but can’t access any of the current year’s online issues!

    By Espera0515
    Have tried in vain to follow the directions (using an iPad) to unlock current year’s issues, but there is nowhere to do this so there is not digital access for me!
  • Beautifully presented AND extra content

    By Dspsep
    This magazine continues to awe me with the depth of articles. The app does have a learning curve because it offers so many extra features. First time through I missed 1/2 of content. KNEW that couldn’t be all there was, and went back to help section. Found a treasure trove of info second time their. Interactive features, deeper dive options and their usual gorgeous photographs! Impressive
  • Good content, poor performance

    By ctjanjic
    The YouTube videos I watch from random Vloggers have better resolution than the photos in this app, which is a shame since NatGeo publishes some of the best photos in the world. If I were a natgeo photographer I would be ashamed to see my images in the app.
  • Time for an iPhone X update

    By Xcjuice
    Been a while reading in a small box. Time to break out!