How to Mute/Unmute a Channel in News App on iPhone or iPad

Apple News app lets you mute/unmute any channel using 3D Touch quickly on your iPhone. Here is more on that.

I like reading a variety of contents from different subjects like health, technology, politics, and sports. That’s why Flipboard has been one of my favorite apps that let me read everything I want at one place.

When Apple introduced News app with iOS 9, I had a pretty good reason to smile. And, rightly so. A feature-rich stock news app with the ability to impress any iPhone user is always welcome.

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How to Mute-Unmute Channel in News App on iPhone or iPad

There are a number of user-friendly features such as, the option to mute any channel quickly using 3D Touch that makes Apple News app stand out. If you no longer want to read any stories from the particular publication, you can prevent it from appearing in the news feed. Here is how it works.

How to Mute a Channel from within an article in the News app for iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch the News app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Tap an article to read it.

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Tap on Story You Want to Read in News App on iPhone

Step #3. Tap the Share button. It’s the box with the upwards arrow on the bottom left of your screen.

Tap on Share Sheet in News App on iPhone

Step #4. Swipe left on the bottom list of options → Tap Mute Channel.

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Tap on Mute Channel in News App on iPhone

Step #5. Tap Mute in the pop-up.

Tap on Mute Again in News App

That’s all! The channel has been muted. You will no longer see any stories from it. However, it won’t remove the existing stories.

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How to Mute a Channel with 3D Touch in the News app for iPhone/iPad

Step #1. First off, you have to open the News app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next up, you need to press firmly with 3D Touch on an article in your feed to peek at it.

Step #3. Then, you will have to swipe up to reveal the options.

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Step #4. Tap on Mute Channel at the bottom.

Mute Channel in News App Using 3D Touch

Step #5. Tap on Mute in the pop-up to confirm.

Tap Mute Channel AgainThat’s done!

How to Unmute a Channel in News App on iPhone and iPad

There are two ways you can mute any channel. Both are pretty simple.

Step #1. Launch News app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on the Saved tab from the bottom → Make sure History tab is selected from the top.

Tap on Saved Tab and Tap on History in iPhone News App

Step #3. If you haven’t cleaned up the history, you will see the channel you have muted. Press firmly on it to peek and then swipe over to reveal more options.

Select Story you Want Unmute on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Don’t Mute the Channel.

Tap on Don't Mute Channel in News App

Step #5. Tap on OK in the pop-up to confirm.

Confirm Unmute Story in iPhone News App


Step #1. Tap on the Search tab at the bottom.

Tap on Search Button in News App on iPhone

Step #2. Enter the name of the publication which you want to unmute.

Search Publication in iPhone News App

Step #3. You will get the option to Unmute the channel right on top. Tap on Don’t Mute.

Unmute Story in iPhone News App

That’s all there is to it! What’s your take on the News app? Do share your feedback with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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