Turning pages is a pain, two swipes per 3/5
Just uploaded the new version (black icon) and on my iPhone 7 Plus the pages sort of respond and then flip back, requiring multiple swipes to turn the page.
In-app purchases -- don't buy 1/5
I purchased several in-app pro style and beauty guides from InStyle magazine over the last few years. However, they did not transfer to my new iphone7+ eventhough the monthly issues did.
Customer service of INSTYLE refused to help saying it's iTunes problem. I contacted iTunes and they said it was a "consumable" app only viewable thru the device it was purchased on and that the developer/INSTYLE was responsible for fixing this.
I called INSTYLE again and spoke to a digital specialist and insisted I speak to a digital supervisor who said INSTYLE was not responsible for in-app purchases, but that they would try to send me a link to PDF versions of the proguides if iTunes/Apple can verify my purchases.
What a big headache!
Save your money -- don't buy the in-app issues. As for the ones you have, you won't be able to transfer them to a new Apple device. So disappointed!
Love the print copy but not the digital. 1/5
I'm having more problems with my digital copy, and I just resubscribed after cancelling about two years ago. I can't zoom in on multiple pages or bookmark pages, as the website advertises that I should be able to do. I also cannot get the digital copy to download onto my iPad, but it downloadd onto my phone...I can't say reading these articles on my phone screen, when I can't zoom, is enjoyable.
Sorry InStyle, I love your magazine but in all honesty I wish I could get my money back from this digital subscription.
DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY 1/5
This magazine will take my money every month but I can't access the digital content. I contacted Apple and was told I had to contact INSTYLE, I contacted InStyle and was told I had to ask Apple for support. I can't even cancel my subscription!
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!
So cool! 5/5
Very easy to use. I love the features. Way to go InStyle
Lost Pro Guides and Previous Issues 1/5
InStyle support do not know how to fix this issue. Somehow my previous in-app purchases and previous issues are lost. iTunes can't help either. Been a customer for YEARS now this happens. Really? Fix the problem.
Unable to access digital subscription 1/5
Similar to dez from Texas, I have been unable to access my digital subscription...and I have changed to digital only! Tried removing the app and re-downloading. No success. Horrible. Online help did not work either.
By music loverT
I get the print edition and just started with the digital and I must say it's fantastic! Nice to view on my iPad and I really like access to all of my past issues.
By Dez from Texas
Tried all day to access the digital portion of my subscription however, it goes in circles. Never have gotten to access anything.
By Impossible 1
I received an offer for both instyle and style watch. The offer lead you to believe you would get digital access to both....wrong. If I had known you had to pay extra for instyle ditigal access ( which I didn't have to do with my prior subscription) I wouldn't have purchased the magazine. Instead of offering the hard print and charging for the digital, why not offer an option of the two. I would rather have the digital instead of the print. Will not renew this magazine.
By Yahtzee Momma
Made me subscribe and then doesn't even work. Just spins...!!! I want my money back!
It's a bore 1/5
By Lala 79
I don't really like the magazine at all. I'm looking forward to unsubscribe.
Why this change? 2/5
I have subscribed to instyle for years, and was always able to get the digital edition when it was released. Now, you have to pay to get the most recent issues? WHY? It was not like that before.
I don't always download the current issue but it was a nice perk if you were going to travel, or do some shopping, because you can bring several issues along with you. It was great to show salespeople a style or item you liked.
If you can fix this, that would be great.
Bad business tactic 1/5
By Tanya from PA
Can't set up digital account unless I renew my subscription which doesn't expire until September, 2016. I have wasted twenty minutes trying. Definitely WON'T renew!!!
problems EVERYTIME 1/5
i click the app and it said i have to update it. i went to appstore to update it buit said the item is no longer available.. what the F***?!!!
Print Subscribers Beware 1/5
By Princess of All Things
I have a subscription to the print edition and according my subscription service, I am also entitled to digital access. According to site directions, all you need to do is enter your account number, zip code and email address. Easy right? Wrong! You are taken to a screen that will only allow you to set up online access if you RENEW your subscription. It's an unscrupulous tactic. At least other publishers are up front when it comes to digital and print subscriptions. They either offer digital access with print or they don't - but they don't do a bait and switch on you.
Family sharing not available for subscription 1/5
My daughter purchased a 12-month subscription through the app and was hoping to read it on the family iPad. Very disappointing that the subscription is not shareable. It's unclear from the app details which indicate it is shareable. Tough lesson learned for $24.
Cannot Open Magazine 1/5
I cannot even open the magazine after I paid for a subscription. If it doesn't start working, I want my money back!!!
Love this app 5/5
By A Hutch 21
It works great and I love the interactive bonuses !
I give up 1/5
By The Gilmore Guide to Books
I have a subscription to the print edition and according to the store I am entitled to access, all I need to do is enter my account number. No problem except that then I'm thrown into a screen that will only allow me to set up online access if I RENEW. What?! Even if I was going to renew this sleazy tactic means no way. Either you offer digital access or you don't but trying to hold me hostage, Instyle, just means you've lost along term subscriber.
App not working 1/5
Frustrating app. Soon deleting if these bugs don't get fixed
So Disappointing 1/5
This app is not easy to read. Some content-heavy pages do not allow me to drag and expand the page. As a result, I was not able to even read those pages. Extremely frustrating! I also dislike the navigation. There is no way to skip pages or ads. The per issue price is way too high for this aggravation. It would have been easier to just go buy the print version. At least that way I could actually read it. I will be deleting this app. What a waste of time and money!
Great App...some improvements needed 3/5
Great app. I just wish the icon would reflect the current cover.
Great interactive app 4/5
By South East RN
I enjoy reading magazines digitally. The videos and additional pictures are a great asset. Portability is great also.
Why is it so bad? 1/5
Have been reading in-style for 10 years. To be more eco friendly, decided to subscribe to all my favorites digitally. Out of my five magazines, this is the worst app. The cover never shows, it forgets I have a subscription and I have to attempt to subscribe, fill everything in to be told I already have a subscription! And even then I don't get the new issue. Really disappointed. All other mags, you just click and a new issue appears, you download and read. Why??
Hung up on push notifications 1/5
I agreed to have push notifications for the first time and the app broke. A window notice keeps tells me to go to iTunes for the setup. I have tried everything including removal and reinstall. I have changed all the settings within and outside the app and the pop up window won't go away. I have a subscription but I like the digital version too. Such a shame.
Not worth it! 1/5
By Makes no sense..
I used this app two years ago and it has only gotten worse! It keeps on taking me back to the sign in screen and refuses to accept that I have a subscription. Unfortunate that InStyle has in no way advanced technologically in the past two years, it's kind of ironic! Please fix this! Now I know why I stopped subscribing.
Great app 5/5
Brings the mag to life
Instyle digital 4/5
I've read InStyle for many years from beginning actually and I must admit not holding the magazine is quite odd. Now I love my digital copies and I have zero regrets.
Works great for me 5/5
By Steffi Goldman
Love reading mags on the iPad. App works well for me!
What a disappointment 1/5
I have been a longtime subscriber and was hoping that going"digital" would allow me to bookmark my favs, pin to Pinterest, etc. all I can do is view the magazine which I already have. I will be deleting the app since there are no perks.
Extremely difficult 1/5
This app has no easily figured out way to unsubscribe. It is extremely frustrating.
I love technology 5/5
I am in love with this magazine
Love it ❤️ 5/5
Love it ❤️
I can't even open the app!!! 1/5
I have missed two issues because the app does not open!! It has been the same since I updated to iOS 8.... Help!!!!
Updated! Fixed the problem 4/5
See below for prior review. customer service did try to help but were unable to do so. I called apple but they wanted $$$ upfront. I checked for possible iOS updates and realized that I hadn't installed the most recent version on my iPad 2. Once I updated my iOS, I was able to read all my current and previous issues. Try that before giving up. Only four stars because it seems like InStyle customer service might have suggested that.
Latest update wiped out all my prior purchases AND the help functions and restore buttons are totally useless. FIX PLEASE?!!! I love this mag but the app update stinks.
They got greedy! 1/5
They are not offering the print + digital unless you pay extra through their website. I purchased a 2 yr. print + digital subscription through another website and they are now not allowing it! Total greed! They lost a long time customer over their money grab. Have some respect for your customers!
It's broken 2/5
By M. T. Angel
I tried to open the app, it just crashed. Then I got a bill for the issue I could not even get to it. Please fix it, and get me refund.
Such A Disappointment 1/5
I have been trying for the last week to access my digital subscription to know availability. I have contacted customer service a few times and every time I have to wait 2 days for a response that doesn't solve the problem. You would think such a company has all the kinks worked out before releasing an APP for people to download. I am just going to delete and read the paper copy.
By Ride or Die Star
This app is acting up again!! I love instyle magazine and I've already paid for the subscription. I'm going to request a refund because I don't have time to continue fighting with this thing.
Get the fall colors app! 5/5
Stop guessing and choose the right color combinations. Love the app and the mag ideas!
Keeps crashing... Won't load... Super frustrated and thinking about not renewing.
You are kidding me 1/5
By Not renewing subscription
I already tried to review this-trying again! I have problems every month! It is ridiculous! I have already paid for the print issue! Very disappointed that I cannot download the issues without hassles EVERY month! I will not be subscribing to any other of your magazines any time soon!
It broke again, please fix it 4/5
By Auntie En
I like the e-version of InStyle better than the print version. I am looking forward to the fix so I can read the issue I paid for already.
By Delicate Paper
I love it so much thank you for all those
Wonderful tips and stories.
Again thank you.
October was fixed November is broken again 1/5
Kindly fix downloading and magazine cover - will revise when remedied
Crap app 1/5
Have reloaded this app umpteen times. Have yet been able to read an issue as it won't even open most of the time. I have 10 other magazine apps downloaded that work fine. C'mon Instyle - fix this crap app
Needs improvement 2/5
This app is slow and cumbersome. Navigation is clunky and difficult. The menu does not have an option to manage your account. InStyle app developers should study other apps (Vogue, Architectural Digest) to find out what makes for a good user experience.
App not recognizing subscriptions 1/5
By Sandoo G.
Despite being a subscriber and using this app seamlessly, the latest version does not recognize existing subscriptions. Signed in, signed out, deleted app, reinstalled app....and nothing fixes the problem.
Now, it's even worse where the last two years of paid issues are now missing from my library and not downloadable. Emailed customer support but no response. #fail