What's New

Updating from 4.9:

- iPhone 5 optimization
- Memory fix on larger issue downloads
- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Updating from 4.2:

-Read whilst downloading (iPad 2, iPad Mini, New iPad, iPhone 4+)
-Faster browsing
-Performance and stability improvements
-Improved design, navigation and layout
-Intermittent lockup on App launch bug fix

V4.9 apps are the first launch of our biggest update yet, we hope you like it as much as we do. We always love to hear your feedback, so should you have any questions, views or ideas please contact us at [email protected].

App Description


Compass magazine, featuring unique travel articles and vivid photographs of the world’s most thrilling destinations, is published four times a year by the world’s longest established travel company, Cox & Kings.

Read interviews with travel’s trailblazers, reports from the world’s newest and most classic locations, travel news and global views, plus reviews of the latest travel books, gadgets and apps, and much more.

Contributors include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Jeremy Vine, Tony Wheeler, Caroline Quentin, Sir Mark Tully, Anthony Sattin, John Blashford-Snell and Martin Bell.

Featured interviews include Michael Palin, Kate Humble, Clive James, Antonio Carluccio, Sir Terence Conran, John Sergeant, Dame Joan Bakewell, Joanna Lumley and Prue Leith.
Download and enjoy in every issue:

Escapades: From Antarctica to Rajasthan, first person journeys through the world’s most fascinating destinations.

Reports: Get to the heart of historic destinations, from Burma to Taipei, Istanbul to the Outback.

Life: Discover local character and flavour through a region’s food, art and wine.
Reviews: The latest books, gadgets, apps and beauty items every traveller needs.
News & Views: Insider opinions, hip hotel openings, exclusive experiences, travel events and more.

Competitions: Your chance to win with our photography and crossword competitions.

Subscriptions are available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.

Available subscriptions are:

12 months: £ FREE/ US$ FREE (4 issues)

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 30, 2012 Initial release
  • November 28, 2012 New version 4.2.7
  • July 22, 2013 New version 4.9.26