The Guardian

The Guardian

Award-winning journalism in an award-winning app.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 5.2.1495
  • Updated: February 8, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.1 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Make space for the issues that matter. The Guardian app gives you breaking news and full access to all of our award-winning journalism.

Keep reading when you're offline, tailor your home screen with the sections that matter most to you, follow your favourite writers and stories using personalised notifications, save content for as long as you like, and get compelling journalism at any time on your devices.

• Access the full range of Guardian journalism, specially designed for your phone or tablet
• Stay up to date with live news and sport
• Receive breaking news alerts to be informed of the big moments
• Enjoy award-winning audio, video and interactive content, as well as full-screen galleries, with stunning Retina-quality images
• Keep reading even when you’re offline
• Make it yours by choosing the sections and topics that appear on your home screen
• Follow your favourite stories, series, writers and football teams for personal notifications
• Save any content you want to keep for a later date
• Read comments on articles and share your own thoughts
• Search by keyword, topic, series, section, or contributor
• Upgrade to the premium tier for our daily crosswords, specially curated content, extracts from Guardian Books, and an advert-free experience

This app is totally free to use. If you choose to upgrade to the premium tier, your payment can be taken immediately and is processed by Google Play.

Terms of use:
All content in the Guardian app is copyright Guardian News & Media 2018. All rights reserved. Terms of use and privacy policy apply when accessing content via the Guardian app.

• Privacy policy:
• Terms and conditions:


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  • The Guardian
    Jeff Altorfer Published date: February 18, 2018

    If could block sports from even downloading (it downloads regardless of setting it just doesn't show it to you), a 5 star. A solid global reporting experience; the app itself is getting better. So far, accurate news I can verify externally. Free access to generally excellent, in depth reporting; stories that aren't "100% corporate approved, government filtered, shrink wrapped & ready for dissemination" (wouldn't want to offend an advertiser or government with actual news (can u hear us NY Times?)). Features: offline reading, selectable text (to aid in easily externally verifying facts and finding sources), suggested related articles. Ok you got me :I'm buying a subscription. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Andy Parker Published date: February 10, 2018

    I can get the paper version free from the supermarket most days - but when I do, I find that I have already read most of it online. Then there's the comments - MOST of which are well worth reading. I've been using it for about four years now and in order that it continues, I've become a supporter. 20p per day is good value for independent journalism of this quality. , Full Review

  • The Guardian
    A Google User Published date: February 14, 2018

    Recent update has made the app worse (unless I've missed something). It takes ages to update to the recent articles when you re open the app after a couple of days of not using it. You can't swipe sideways between articles so you have to go back to the main page to go to the next article. The in app functions appear blank until you touch them. A poor reflection on a good newspaper. Can we go back to the older version and start again? Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Jamie Landeg Jones Published date: February 8, 2018

    Update: Not loving the retro black&white theme.. Original review: Clean, tidy, and responsive. I just wish there was a way to zoom out (i know about text font, but that doesn't go far enough, or affect headings and images) - we don't all watch on a tiny phone, you know!! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Published date: February 9, 2018

    I hate the new logo and graphic design. There was nothing wrong with it that a simple reformat wouldn't have accomplished. It is difficult to turn off notifications, which can be super annoying. But the new layout, the linking to related articles, greying out articles already read, links to other sources, and, of course, the writing, are absolutely stellar. So, overall, a brilliant app by a brilliant independent news source. Keep up the good work! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Published date: February 14, 2018

    News and articles are good. However, I don't like the new black & white format. Also, I used to enjoy the quick crossword but there's a bug which causes the clues to be blacked out when selected. I'll continue to subscribe for now, but I'll reconsider if the bug isn't fixed soon. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Saul Annett Published date: February 16, 2018

    The best news app by a long way and the journalism is second to none. A lot of people seem to be complaining about the new and much sleeker design. I did have a problem where mine had inadvertently defaulted to a 'compact' layout which was ugly and difficult for a visual scanner like me. If that's you, a quick change in the settings and it's back to its beautiful self! Love it Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Published date: February 15, 2018

    Most news apps world over are free. You charge for browsing even in app. How do you justify. There is revenue generation while one uses app, in the form of ad's, data usage and like. Isn't this revenue viable enough?. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Rita Ritaki Published date: February 11, 2018

    Delighted the Guardian has fixed the problem created for android phones by the update of the app. I can now add sections to my home page. I will now resubscribe to my favourite news source. Not mad on the new format, but that is a minor niggle, the writing remains superb. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Hubert Spall Published date: February 16, 2018

    You can't change the font size on the home page which means squinting and eye strain on a small screen. Reading the articles is a pleasant enough experience (visually at any rate!) but browsing the headlines is painful. Please fix this. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Peter Kendell Published date: February 9, 2018

    9th Feb 2018: the crosswords are broken again. Selecting a clue turns it all black so you can't read it! Please address the deficiencies in your testing methodology. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    mark bingley Published date: February 10, 2018

    Excellent breadth and depth of news coverage. Definitely the best news app I've found. I chose to make sporadic donations for this app, as I don't read it so often but you'll continue to get many reminders to donate unless you fully subscribe. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Dan Hooton Published date: February 10, 2018

    The articles are great as usual, but unfortunately the crosswords are no longer playable. With the latest update, when I click on a particular clue, it just turns into a solid black bar, therefore unreadable. As they are one of the main reasons I subscribe, I will be cancelling until an update has been issued to fix this problem. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Jim Sands Published date: February 10, 2018

    Crossword clues now unreadable since latest update. In the past I would have switched to the Daily Edition app in this not unknown situation, but since you've discontinued that I'm stuck. Wondering why I pay the Guardian anything! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Paul Netherton Published date: February 12, 2018

    A great publication but the latest update has a flaw on the crossword section. There is now a black strip where the highlighted clue should be. Please fix it so that my daily commute is more bearable! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Published date: February 11, 2018

    OMG, what am I going to do during my 30 minute lunch break? Please fix the crossword. Happy to support the paper, but having access to crosswords and no ads is a great tradeoff.. although without my access to puzzles it ain't quid pro quo. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    David Baxter Published date: February 11, 2018

    Sorry Guardian but I think this is where we part company after 30 years and I'm a subscriber. Even the quick crossword has stopped working properly now. This app was better 5 years or so ago and this paper misses Mr Rusbridger. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Dr Derek Ford Published date: February 12, 2018

    I have revised the score down as there are continuing as hoc problems with the swipe functionality not working and the app freezing. It is unfortunate that a working app has been replaced by a new app that is not robust. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    G Douglas Shiell Published date: February 13, 2018

    Not impressed... compared to the daily edition it is all over the place with no coherent way of getting the flow of the print version. There is also a vast amount of wasted space in the app. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Simon Kite Published date: February 10, 2018

    Fantastic. I'm a subscriber but it's so reasonable. £1 a week. Great content. Intelligent coverage. Everyone knows the Guardians political leanings. But if you can cherry pick through that it is the best news app available Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Huge Yeti Published date: February 8, 2018

    I am a paid subscriber. I specifically selected for certain categories not to appear on my homepage: sports and super bowl. Yet on my main homepage under Headlines I see a definite real estate of 'news' related to sports = Philadelphia Eagles. Anything sports related should remain in the sports category and not deemed as top Headlines. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    David Hahn Published date: February 8, 2018

    I am a long term reader of this newspaper both as a paper and online. I believe that it offers a truthful view of the world and has no place for fake news. It challenges one's view of the world in a good way. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Muralimohan Cheemalamudi Published date: February 17, 2018

    Have been reading Guardian for last 4 years and the quality of news has been improving and is the best when compared to other UK newspapers. Have subscription and with that am getting 4 different editions UK,US, Australia and International . News presentation is second to none with colourful presentation with no adds. All the best to the team who has been working on this . Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Published date: February 10, 2018

    The guardian is my main source for news, don't feel like I can trust anywhere else! App is perfect, maybe even better than the website!!!! Keep up the good work Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Mike Lee Published date: February 15, 2018

    I paid for a subscription mainly so I could have access to the crosswords. Since the recent update, the "selected" crossword clue has black text on a black background, which is beyond useless. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Rhombus Ticks Published date: February 10, 2018

    this is a great app I get a lot of useful news and can share it on multiple mediums with no problem it's feature to download itself wirelessly without using any data on my phone is also very sophisticated and highly useful. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Keith Springer Published date: February 12, 2018

    This version has further broken the crossword section. Now the clues are covered by a black bar when selected. Any danger your ever going to fix this? Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Ant Stephenson Published date: February 14, 2018

    Since the update crosswords are a nightmare. I can't read the clue I'm on as it is helpfully highlighted in black... Please fix it. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Paul Smith Published date: February 14, 2018

    Love the content, which is really the most important thing. Don't like the new look so much. Would be nice if themes could be user selected. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Ciaron Mullarkey Published date: February 10, 2018

    Whilst I respect the Guardians journalism, this redesign is bizzare. It's managed to make itself notably more ugly, yet altogether less distinctive. Congratulations! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Published date: February 8, 2018

    Bring back old design! This looks horrible Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Michael O'Connor Published date: February 10, 2018

    Great app. Very user-friendly, well-organized with a wealth of great articles on news, politics, the arts, sport, pop culture. And - oh yes! - they have Barney Ronay, whose sports writing has the fresh descriptive power, dazzling phrasing and wit of a novelist. His writing will make you purr with pleasure! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Shane Forester Published date: February 9, 2018

    Strongly prefer the old design, which looked great & worked well. Still great source of news & journalism, just don't appreciate the face lift. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Jonathan Davies Published date: February 17, 2018

    The new app is buggy. I am a Guardian supporter but it won't let me sign in. I never had any problems with the old app but this is unusable. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    rascal angie Published date: February 13, 2018

    Latest update seems to have messed up crossword on my android phone. Great source of news and stories Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Chris Bragg Published date: February 9, 2018

    Would be useful if selected crossword clue wasn't obliterated by a black bar making it illegible when entering it's solution following latest update! Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Niek van Suchtelen Published date: February 8, 2018

    Great source of quality journalism. The app itself is also very nice, recently implemented a lot of user feedback and is now better than ever before. Clean, simple, attractive. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Hazel Skelton Published date: February 10, 2018

    This is my daily dose of world news and it also has an amazing lifestyle and culture section that is exciting and so well written. Love that you can save articles for later, that you can personalise your reading and that it's free. Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Martin Buck Published date: February 12, 2018

    The latest update on android has made the crossword unusable - the clue is blacked out when selected Full Review

  • The Guardian
    Anjali K Published date: February 8, 2018

    Good app, news alerts annoying. Took me a while to work out how to turn them off. Full Review