Not sure I want to go back to iPhone with constant news bias

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by oplix, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. oplix, Sep 16, 2017
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    I have my iPhone 6 and I notice everytime I pick it up and look around the news sections and spotlight, it's filled with nothing but leftist media sources.

    Is there any way to actually remove these sources like on Android ?
     
  2. jhall8 macrumors 6502

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    Have you used the Edit feature in the News app?
     

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  4. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    I cant find a News app on my phone, but have it in widgets. So strange.
     
  5. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't you pick what it shows you?

    I recall when opening it the first time that it asks you what sources you prefer.
     
  6. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe there is no News app in Canada. A friend who is in France doesn't have the app but has the widget .
     
  7. anzio macrumors 6502

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    Yup. No news app in Canada yet, but we do have the widget.
     
  8. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    That could be exactly why, thank you.
     
  9. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Even if you tell News not to show you articles from certain sources, they still do. For instance, I blocked CNN and Huffington Post months ago, yet stories from them still show up.
     
  10. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

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    Apple, like most tech companies have a leftist bias. The best thing is to not use the new app, download some real news apps and be done with it. That way you're not forced to see the constant hysteria and fake news.
     
  11. FNH15 macrumors 6502

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    That's true- hence why I use the NyTimes app integration- I hate getting fake news from Fox on my dashboard...
     
  12. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the News app and more so the News widget are shocking. They constantly display content you have no interest in, have disliked in the past, or muted the channel for. It's like it gives you the illusion of control and customisation, but it actually does nothing and will still keep showing you celebrity news or stuff about US domestic politics.
     
  13. dcp10 macrumors 6502

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    New setting in iOS11 I think? Either way, it will only show your selected sources. [​IMG]
     
  14. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  15. neliason macrumors 6502

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    Awesome. I stopped using news because it kept showing me news from sources I didn’t want. I was really disappointed in how it was first implemented and gave up on it.
     
  16. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    I would definitely download a news app with similar political agenda as yours. That’s what I did.
     
  17. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. I only ever see stories from sources I selected when I first set up the app.

    I actually find the news app surprisingly good at showing me articles I would normally read or topics in which I have interest.
     
  18. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    It is , I'm still on 10.3.3 and don't have it . Good news !
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I suggest you try "Newsify" Great app that works a heck of a lot better than the stock news app. Very customizable. It is a subscription based app (for premium features).
     

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