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.
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.
Step #3. Tap the Share button. It's the box with the upwards arrow on the bottom left of your screen.
Step #4. Swipe left on the bottom list of options → Tap Mute Channel.
Step #5. Tap Mute in the pop-up.
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.
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.
Step #4. Tap on Mute Channel at the bottom.
Step #5. Tap on Mute in the pop-up to confirm.
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.
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.
Step #4. Tap on Don't Mute the Channel.
Step #5. Tap on OK in the pop-up to confirm.
Step #1. Tap on the Search tab at the bottom.
Step #2. Enter the name of the publication which you want to unmute.
Step #3. You will get the option to Unmute the channel right on top. Tap on Don't Mute.