Jump to content

Apple Newsstand App Support

Welcome to the App Support page for our digital magazines published on Apple Newsstand. We’ve prepared a detailed FAQ where you’ll find answers to many common questions. Select the question that closely matches your query and simply follow the guide. If your specific issue was not answered on this page then please feel free to contact us again on apps@futurenet.com

Subscription related

My entitled subscription issues and/or purchases are not listed with ‘download buttons’

Tap ‘Restore Purchases‘ (located under the ‘Help‘ section within the magazine app), and enter your iTunes password at the prompt. This will instruct iTunes to resend your current purchase details and update this status in your magazine app.

If you experience any further problems restoring your magazine purchases, please email us through the ‘Contact us‘ link under the ‘Help‘ section of your magazine app and we will assist you directly. Please allow the message to attach the log file as this will enable us to review the problem.

I’ve just subscribed, where are my magazines

You can download issues from the ‘Store‘ or ‘Library‘ screens. Download buttons are displayed next to issues you own.

If this is not the case…… go to the ‘Help‘ section, and tap ‘Restore Purchases‘ (on iPhone/iPod Touch, tap ‘More‘ then ’Restore Purchases‘). Return to the ‘Store‘ screen, this should now have synced your available issues.

All subscriptions begin as soon as you’ve made your purchase. Your subscription will give you the latest published issue on Newsstand, plus all new issues released during your active subscription. Please note, back issues released before the start of your subscription are not included, or special one-off magazines.

Free trial subscriptions explained

Where *free trials are offered on selected titles, once you’ve taken a subscription it provides the same access to issues as a regular Apple Newsstand subscription. Whereby you can download the latest published issue right away, plus any new issues published during this initial trial subscription period. For example, if it states ‘Get 5 free issues‘, this means, the current (latest) issue and then 4 further new issues released during the course of your free trial period. Once your trial period has expired your subscription will automatically renew until you cancel the subscription.

How to manage your Newsstand subscriptions can be found here.

*The free introductory trial is only applicable to brand new subscribers. You cannot sign up for multiple trials on the same magazine. Expired subscribers will be billed immediately when re-subscribing.

Can you help me with my Zinio subscription

Zinio are a third-party digital publishing company who provide their own customer support. Although our magazines are sold through Zinio, we do not have access to any customer or subscription details processed through Zinio. You can contact Zinio support here: www.zinio.com/help/index.jsp

T3 digital subscriptions and technical help

If you’re experiencing a problem with either your subscription or a technical issue relating to your T3 digital magazine you may find an answer on the T3: Tablet Edition FAQ page and T3 Tablet Registration, or you can email for assistance at t3.ipad@futurenet.com

Where can I get the CD/DVD disc content

Where possible we provide the related CD/DVD disc content supplied with the physical print editions of our magazines. Unfortunately at this time we are not able to provide a comprehensive equivalent download service for this content across all titles. Details on how to access this content will be included in your magazine.

Can I change my print subscription over to a digital one, or vice versa

This is not possible due to the technical complexities of our print and digital products sold through different vendors.

Can I use my Apple Newsstand subscription on Google Play/Kindle/Zinio/Nook, or vice versa

No. Digital products are sold through and administered by different third-party vendors such as Apple iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. As you can understand, digital vendors will only support the delivery of digital products expressly purchased through them.

I’m a print subscriber, can I get the digital magazine for free

No. Subscriptions are handled differently across all digital platforms by many different third-party providers. At this time we are not able to offer this type of service, however it is something we’re actively exploring and we’ll post further information when available.

Cancel auto-renewing or find out how long is remaining on a subscription

At the time of purchase of any subscription on Apple Newsstand, the user is shown a pop-up during the purchase process that expresses that the subscription is automatically set to auto-renew (this is also shown on your iTunes email receipt). Auto-renewal can be turned off at any time by the user. These settings can be found here:

  • 1) From the home screen, select ‘Settings‘, then ‘ iTunes & App Store‘ (For pre iOS 6 > ‘Store‘).
  • 2) Tap on your ‘Apple ID:‘ on the top of the right-hand panel (you may need to scroll down on iOS 5 and below).
  • 3) Select ‘View Apple ID
  • 4) Scroll down to and select ‘Manage‘, under ‘Subscriptions‘.

Minimum system requirements

Our magazine apps run on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 5.11 or above. However we recommend an iPad 2 (2nd gen)/iPhone 3 or better for performance and stability. Earlier models with lower processor and RAM specifications may experience slower page rendering and occasional app crashes which are outside of our control.

Reading purchased magazines on a different iOS device

Like any iTunes purchase, it’s linked to the users unique Apple ID. Using the same Apple ID it’s possible to have your purchases on up to 10 different iOS devices. To migrate your magazine purchases or subscriptions to a new device, log into your device using your Apple ID and password, then install your magazine app. To restore your purchases; open the magazine app and go to the ‘Help‘ section and tap ‘Restore Purchases‘. Once that’s done, return to the ‘Store‘ screen. This should now have synced your issues.

Can I print pages

Many of our magazine apps (excludes fully-interactive magazine editions) allow you to print individual pages with an AirPrint compatible printer. Tap on the page you wish to print out. From the overlay menu, press the print icon at the top right of the screen.

Can I read my magazines on a desktop computer

No. Apple Newsstand is only designed for iOS devices meaning you can read your magazines on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch device only.

How to delete the App or magazine issues

You can delete magazine apps from the main Apple Newsstand bookshelf by tap and holding the icon thumbnail until it begins to shake.

To delete an individual magazine issue; from within the magazine app, go to the ‘Library‘ and tap ‘Edit‘. Deleted issues can be re-downloaded at any time without additional charge.

Embedded digital video and audio content have no sound

Check the volume settings are turned on or up. If that doesn’t help, check the ’side switch’ located next to the volume buttons on your device as it’s likely set to mute audio.

Magazine issues disappear from the Newsstand App

If you downloaded an issue and it no longer appears to be there, this usually happens because you performed an iOS upgrade/restore of your device and the issues were removed, or because your device was running low on storage space and removed the issue silently without notification (a built-in iOS feature). You should be able re-download these issues again after running a Restore Purchases.

Downloaded issue is stuck in Processing

This is often the result of running low on storage space preventing the process completing on the device. You may need to free up some space before attempting to re-download the issue. A hard reset should interrupt the stuck unzipping process, however in some cases you will need to reinstall the App on your device.

Follow the instructions in the section below to determine how much free space you have on your device.

Downloaded issue is corrupt, or missing pages

This maybe be the result of a random internet connection problem during the download transit that can happen from time to time. Otherwise it’s because the device is running low on storage and the issue hasn’t been able to extract the files from the download container.

  • To re-download the issue, delete it first by from the ‘Library‘ area of your app. Tap ‘Edit‘ to delete issues. Return to the ‘Store‘ section to re-download the issue.
  • If the problem persists, check how much available storage space is available on your device; Tap the ‘Contact us‘ link under the ‘Help‘ section of the app. Attach the log data when requested. The email body will display how much space is available. If this shows anything below 2GB, you must clear some data  before re-download the issue.
  • If the above does not help, please follow the tips below.

Additional downloading tips:

  • Close other open apps by performing a hard reset (powering off and on, by holding down the power button).
  • Do not leave the app during the download.
  • If your device is going to sleep during the download, you can change this setting on your device here: Settings > General > Auto-Lock.
  • Try downloading using an alternative internet connection.

The App performance is slow or unstable

In the unlikely event of an application crash you are unable to resolve, we have set out some steps that may help you:

  • Kill the app (double tap the Home button on your device to display all running apps, and close it here). Load the magazine app and try using once more. If that doesn’t help…
  • Kill other apps running at the same time using the same method to free up system resources
  • Uninstall the app, and re-install it from the iTunes Store and restart
  • To re-sync your purchases, tap the ‘Restore Purchases’ option under the ‘Help‘ section of your magazine app and enter your iTunes password.

Voucher codes

If you’ve received a voucher code for one of our titles, simply tap the ‘Voucher‘ icon shown at the bottom of the magazine app screen  (on iPhones this can be found under Help) and enter the code. This should change the price to a download button on the free issue given away (the voucher code will unlock a predetermined issue, it cannot be chosen by the user). If the voucher code is accepted but the issue does not change to a download button, please email us for assistance. Do not attempt to download the issue if the price remains on display as you will be billed for the issue and we will not be able to refund you.

If you get an invalid code error, this will be because…..

  1. The code has expired
  2. You already own the issue
  3. The code is being redeemed for a title not participating in the promotion

If you’re unsure, just email us with the details of the voucher code and the magazine title.

Terms and Conditions for in-app voucher codes

How to enable/disable Push Notifications

To adjust Push Notifications settings; from the Home screen of your device, select ‘Settings‘ > ‘Notifications‘.

Gifting single issues or subscriptions

iTunes does not support in-app purchase gifting. Alternatively you may gift ‘iTunes Gift Cards’, and the recipient may use the voucher to purchase the magazine or subscription.

Support for billing problems

The point of sale process for all Newsstand transactions for individual magazine and subscription purchases is entirely handled by Apple Inc. Because this process is entirely handled by a third-party company it prohibits us facilitating refunds or indeed checking any personal subscription details, and therefore we are unable to directly assist you with these types of enquiries. Please use the links below to obtain the support and help you require directly from Apple. For more direct support from Apple you should visit: www.apple.com/support/itunes/ For further FAQs and details on how to contact iTunes support, please visit: www.apple.com/support/itunes/contact/

App terms and conditions, and privacy policy

Full details can be found here: App Terms and ConditionsApp Privacy Policy