How to Unhide News App in iOS 9 by Change iTunes Store Country

Apple made many changes in iOS 9, including a brand new stock app, Apple News, just like other stock apps (iCloud Drive, Find My iPhone and Find My Friends) pre-installed by Apple, the News app also been preinstalled into iOS 9, and non-removable. As the name suggests, the app is a news reader that works as an RSS feed fetcher. This is undoubtedly a great improvement for those people who love reading on the iPhone or iPad. Thanks to Apple’s excellent design, News app is definitely better than some third-party app.

However, although Apple has claimed in the WWDC 2015 Keynote that News app would be available in the US, UK and Australia along with the iOS 9 launch. But now the situation is the app currently only available in the U.S. This means if you are living outside the US, you might not be able to use the app as it is not available for you yet. But if you can not wait then there is an easy way to enable/unhide the Apple News app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch right now.

The trick is very simple. You just have to change your region settings to the United States to make Apple believe you live there. Once done, you should be able to see the News app on your homescreen.

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running on iOS 9.

Step 2: Navigate to General > Language & Region.

Step 3: Now tap on Region in the Region Formats section.


Step 4: You will be presented with the list of supported iOS regions. Simply search or scroll down to United States and tap on it, then tap Done in the upper right corner of the screen to continue.

Step 5: iOS will ask you to please confirm changing your region. Confirm by tapping the button labeled Continue.


Tip: Your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad will respring in order to apply the new region setting. This can take up to a minute so don’t panic when the screen goes black.

If you are not in a hurry, you can wait for the forthcoming iOS 9.1 software update, which will officially bring News to the United Kingdom and perhaps some other markets.

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