iPhone How to use Apple News app in China?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by crapix, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. crapix macrumors newbie

    crapix

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    I know it's easy to make the News app show on the home screen.
    But my problem is, I live in China, when I open the News app, it says, "News isn't supported in your current region."
    The only solution I find to this is to connect to a VPN server while simultaneously turn on airplane mode.
    This is very tedious and disgusting, because when airplane mode is turn on, your iPhone can't make or receive calls.
    By the way, it's less tedious for iPad, on iPad (Wi-Fi version), you don't need to turn on airplane mode
    I wonder does anybody have a better solution?
     
  2. Bilemshious macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat. I'm an American living in China and I cannot read the News App. I use a VPN to access other things that are blocked (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc...), but for some reason the News App doesn't go through.
     
  3. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Figure China probably doesn't want it so its not going to be available.
     
  4. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Probably not possible in any other way due to both GFW as well as News.app detecting your GPS location. My China-purchased 6+ doesn't have FaceTime Audio either, because China.
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Clearly the China doesn't news from outside getting in.
     
  6. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    I just realized: News is not out in every country. If you do have it installed due to your regional preferences set to US, it won't work because Apple restricts it by location. Same deal with a lot of Spotlight's online functionality. You can fool the network but not the GPS.
     
  7. crapix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For iPhone, you must turn on airplane mode and connect to VPN server at the same time to make News app work
     
  8. crapix thread starter macrumors newbie

    crapix

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    You are right. Siri and Spotlight search are de facto useless in China. Even if you turn off your location service, Apple can still identify your location by your phone's GSM. Until now, there is no solid way to hide your GSM location without turn on airplane mode.
     
  9. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    What's the best working VPN service for China right now?
     
  10. Fzang macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    VyprVPN is powerful, sleek, simple setup for all devices and very good customer service. Used them for almost 2 years in China with very good results.
     
  11. niji macrumors 6502a

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    Express VPN.

    But regarding apple's News app access in China: it is indeed apple itself that blocks its usage while in China. so no VPN can give apple News app access while in China.
     
  12. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    Your post makes no sense. The very purpose of using a VPN is to make the location appear to be elsewhere. So if you use a VPN server based in the US whilst in China, the News App would be fooled into thinking the location of the user was in the US, and therefor allow access in China. You really need to understand how VPN works. The comments you made are completely inaccurate.
     
  13. niji macrumors 6502a

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    i appreciate your reply, thanks.

    it was actually VPN Express who notified me that the app is able to detect location itself.
    i do admit i do not understand how that is done.
    all that i know is that using VPN in China I can access google and all other restricted sites.
    all except apple News.
    so, i dont understand the reason why.

    thanks !
     

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