Apple News Cannot Connect To The Internet In iOS 16? (Fix?)

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Apple News cannot connect to the Internet error

Apple News cannot connect to the Internet after iOS 16.1 update? App opens but stories won’t load, although iPhone is obviously connected to the web? Here is what you can do to fix this!

Apple News Cannot Connect Error

This issue has been reported by Russ:

“Apple News loads but says cannot connect. Tried removing and reinstalling but same issue. It’s broken with Beta 5.”

Are you experiencing the same? Share it please in the comments!

How To Fix Apple News Cannot Connect

This issue has occurred in previous iOS versions too. Here are some fixes that worked:

1. Restart iPhone

First, you should reboot your device. A fresh start might clear any minor glitches that prevent the News app from accessing the Internet.

Tip: We recommend you to use the force restart trick. More details here.

2. Reinstall News App

Next, you can remove and reinstall the app to make sure that you clear any corrupt data that could cause the cannot connect error.

Tip: We recommend you to use the Offload app feature available in Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> News -> Offload -> Reinstall. More details here.

3. Check Cellular Data For News

A bug or accidental usage might have disabled cellular data for Apple News. You can check it out in:
Settings -> News and make sure that Cellular Data is turned ON!

Have you managed to fix Apple News not working in iOS 16? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16 issue and their available workarounds, please check our extended review.