What's New

Fix for issue download problem on iOS9
New iPhone layout
Bug fixes and performance improvements

We love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or questions please contact us: [email protected]

**Please note that once you update to iOS9 the Newsstand folder will turn into a standard app folder. You will now be able to move your magazine apps out of Newsstand, for example on to your homescreen.**

App Description

From wars, revolutions and the rise and fall of civilisations to the histories of food, homes or fashion, History Today covers it all. Published in London for over sixty years, History Today is one of the world’s most respected magazines. Each monthly issue includes a huge breadth of fascinating material written by some of our top historians. Richly illustrated and fabulously entertaining, though serious enough to satisfy academics and students, History Today gives the long perspective on today’s events. Try it for yourself and join tens of thousands of history lovers the world over.
History Today: where the past matters.


Paid-for application downloads include one issue of the user’s choice. Free application downloads do not include an issue unless otherwise stated.
Future issues and back issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.

Available subscriptions are:

6 back issue bundle: £20.99/ US$29.99
6 months: £20.99/ US$29.99 (6 issues)*
12 months: £39.99/ US$59.99 [(12 issues)*

*This subscription has a free trial period of 30 days. At the end of the 30 days the full price of the subscription will be charged. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.
-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased

Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 16, 2012 Initial release
  • September 14, 2012 New version 4.2.5
  • September 25, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • October 04, 2012 New version 4.2.7
  • October 30, 2012 New version 4.2.8
  • February 05, 2013 New version 4.9.9
  • March 01, 2013 New version 4.9.10
  • August 14, 2013 New version 4.9.26
  • October 16, 2013 New version 4.9.31
  • November 07, 2013 New version 4.9.34
  • February 09, 2014 New version 4.9.39
  • February 24, 2014 New version 4.9.43
  • May 12, 2014 New version 4.9.51
  • July 11, 2014 New version 4.9.58
  • December 20, 2014 New version 4.9.71
  • December 29, 2014 New version 4.9.75
  • August 08, 2015 New version 4.9.82
  • October 04, 2015 New version 4.9.85
  • October 21, 2015 New version 4.9.86