It just randomly decides to play audio 2/5
By Rebel Yell 5
I had to delete the app because there’s an extremely bizarre glitch it’s been having lately: it starts playing audio of a news feed, while the app is closed. And it’s nearly impossible to turn off. It actually drained my battery and used God only knows how much data because it was doing it for hours once before I finally realized it (my phone was on silent so I couldn’t actually hear it). It happens at least a couple of times a week. I like the news updates, and I feel ABC is better with doing updates than Fox or CNN or anyone else, and the app looks nice enough, but this has caused me to delete it. If it can turn itself on without me doing it, what else can it do without my knowledge? With recent security and privacy concerns about Iphones, it does make me wonder.
Using cellular data in background 1/5
By Q. Lombardi
I have no idea what has been going on but lately this app has been using a significant amount of data in the background playing video and audio without me initiating it. I really used to love this app for its breaking news and video but after discovering the unprecedented amount of data it has been using in the background I uninstalled it immediately.
More stories, less video 3/5
I am shocked that most of the evening stories are video, if I’m reading in a public place I don’t want video blaring. I just want to read the news.
By Weather Wimp
The new format for ABC news is practically unreadable. The old format was good, but now it's very poor, with some text too small to read. I would rather read my news and not watch video, so I hoped the new format would foster that goal. No luck.
App’s Shotty 1/5
This app has a tendency to play sound when there are no apps open and no sound meant to be playing in any capacity. Super annoying and loves to drain the battery because it is constantly playing.
Click bate 3/5
By holly garrett
I have really liked this app but as time goes by I’ve gotten really annoyed at the videos they attach to articles. You either click a link and the video is just the article that you have to read in video form(what’s the point?). Or the link says one thing and the video is something else mildly related. You end up wasting your time watching a video then having to read the article anyways.
Old Sports 2/5
Why can’t we get current sports information. All of a sudden all there
Is is week and 3 month old sports.
Same thing happens in current affairs
Designed for Obama phones only 5/5
The display keeps tilting to the far left when I open this app for some reason. Booming economy in the U.S., ninety percent of illegal opioids and other drugs still coming across the open southern border, yet neither of these stories get any news coverage. Guess I should quit working and get a free Bama phone. Then this app would prolly work better.
Like this app but..... 1/5
By Ms. O'Dell
I really do like this app but today it just is not working!🤦🏻♀️😕
Connection timeout 1/5
The app doesn't work. I keep getting a connection timeout error Everytime I try to open the app.
Does not work 1/5
By wicked LA
App does not work won’t even open
Stale News 1/5
If you are looking for current, up to date news, then this app is NOT for you. Stories take hours (sometime 7-8 hours) To be updated with current information. Waste of time.
Randomly plays even when app isn’t open 1/5
I used to really like this app for news. Then in the past month it starts randomly playing news audio. I check all my open apps and even when it’s not open, it plays. I can’t force close it if it’s not open. So I go open the app and the audio stops. Rather a sneaky way to get me to open the app! What else is it doing that I’m not aware of? I don’t want to get rid of it, but this is crazy, so I might have to.
Very annoying. Randomly plays news audio at unexpected times 1/5
This used to be my favorite news source, but the latest version misbehaves. At random times, even when I am not using my phone, it will start playing news audio. It even does this when the app is not running! The audio just suddenly starts playing. The only way I can ensure this won’t happen any more is to simply uninstall it and not use it anymore, which is disappointing. If I click on your “support” link in the Apple store, it just takes me to your news app, which is of no help at all.
Hijacking my phone!! 1/5
Randomly my phone will be sitting down in a table and start playing some audio clip. Sounds like podcast or news or interviews. I close all apps and it is still playing! If I play music it stops but will start again randomly later on. I sat and listened for a while and figured out it was the ABC NEWS APP! Hijacking my phone playing news and ads. I deleted and it stopped. For SHAME!
This used to be the best news app but now it is awful. The clips don’t march the headlines. The selection is extremely limited without a lot of searching. And the format is difficult to navigate.
Bring back the old ABC News app!
Notification links broken 1/5
ABC news notification messages often just go to a blank app or generate error message.
News stories, repeat... -2 stars
Why do you show pictures that aren’t part of the title. Latest case in point. The article about “Verb” the border collie. If you click the picture that isn’t “Verb” but another collie. A picture is shown but the “title” underneath the picture sometimes has nothing to do with the picture. This happens a lot with this app. I like ABC reporting but you need to shape up. 2 stars out of 5
App never opens 2/5
By kristi cat
I loved the abc news app. Recently it fails to load when I click on the app. Very frustrating, as I prefer your news outlet to many others. I’ve tried several different internet connections and my app is up to date. Not sure what the bug is. Hope it is remedied soon! Thanks
I had to delete this app because it randomly blasts audio of live streams, even when the app isn’t running. There’s no way to pause or mute the sound, or keep this from happening.
Don’t bother downloading this unless you really like commercials ‼️They precede every video clip even if you just want to read the news story‼️
App Hijacking Audio 1/5
This apps notifications are playing live broadcasts without user interaction. Deleted app, please update
Eh, just ok 3/5
Love their news coverage. Great reporting. But the app is only moderately enjoyable. Terrible ad experience (ad plays before EVERY video, can’t adjust the volume) but that’s not the worst. I often need to come back to an article in the middle of reading it but the app won’t let you do that. If you jump to another screen on your phone (Safari, Messages, etc) the app automatically restarts. It creates a terrible experience.
Connection Error 1/5
The abc news app requires a remote configuration to work correctly, which was unable to retrieve. Without it there is no content available to show, please ensure you have internet connection and try again later. We apologize for any inconvenience this may caused, that is the message i got when i open your app, I do have internet that’s how I’m writing this review, I uninstall and re installed the app, please fix
Design Flaw 1/5
By DR. Donald Trump
If you watch current news and when it breaks to a advertisement, you cannot touch the screen to adjust volume or size. Your screen gets sent to the advertisers site with no return button, and you are stuck . No way out or back . Your ABC News app is stuck permanently on the advertisers web page until you delete the app and re install on the App Store.
More commercials than news. 1/5
More commercials than news.
The app is terrible...it jumps around when you move it down...the other major networks’ apps are far better and more user friendly. The 2-star rating was really generous as far as I am concerned...it’s really a shame that a major network has poor technology with their app...the BBC News and other apps are far superior and worldly...I would suggest deleting this horrible app and rely on much better sources, such as BBCNBC, CBS, CNN, etc... they refuse to fix this app and it is a shame that as big a network as ABC is that they do not appear to care...
ABC news feed 3/5
I really enjoy watching ABC news on my phone, but recently it is very slow I think because of watch ads and other ads, so I am now looking for other sources for my news.
Very choppy scrolling 1/5
Recent versions of the app have been very frustrating as scrolling through an article is not smooth at all. There are so many objects on the page between ads, photos, and overly complex layering effects that you don’t get a very responsive scroll-through, especially the further down the page you are.
This app is a piece of crap brand new phone brand new watch doesn’t work over Wi-Fi can’t use the watch please fix
ABC News has always been the best at actually reporting the news instead of offering opinions like other News Agency however the app is terrible.
App no longer works with HughesNet 1/5
One of the latest updates prevents the ABC News app for iPhone and iPad from working with HughesNet satellite internet. I suspect the latest app doesn’t handle the 500ms response time inherent to satellite internet.
I don’t know why but when I open an article the app gets really laggy for me
Needs to update more frequently 3/5
While this is my primary news source, some of the pages are not updated very frequently. One of the headlines is still about Frank Sessions and Al Franken from over two years ago. Much of the content is not updated for months.
Yesterday’s News 3/5
Today is 12/1; however, the app is providing yesterday’s news. This is not only frustrating but also unacceptable!
Too long to load 1/5
I find your App for my iPad Pro to be a -5!
It takes over 5 minutes for your app to load stories I feel a VERY STRONG DESIRE to delete this app and get my news from other sources.
This prob.. issue does NOT occur with my iPhone.
Can’t mute ads! 1/5
I originally thought the forced volume on the ads was a mistake, and waited for an update. But even with updates this issue isn’t being addressed. It is frustrating to be in a quiet room and then having a Lowe’s ad blare out. I’ve become quick at closing out the app.
Thanks for checking out the ABC news app. If you want to see more breaking news go check out the ABC news YouTube channel.
Journalism? Keep Looking 1/5
For a network touting Made in America you sure wouldn’t know a single job was created the last year or that unemployment was at all time lows. Network is currently showing an almost nonstop Michelle-O-Thon but will probably resume their normal NPC talking points soon.
Ads automatically on even silence mode 1/5
While in the world would I want the ads to be playing the videos while my phone was on silence. It happens every time when I just wanted to read. Scared to use in vibrate mode.
By Allen JT
The current format of the ABC news app makes it almost impossible to navigate through without frustration. Quite an annoying piece of garbage although I prefer reading this news rather than some of the others available.
Use to be my favorite 1/5
By Anstract Platypus
This has always been my fav. News app, but now I’m looking for a different one. Even if my phones on SILENT the ads still play at full volume and won’t be silenced no matter how many times you hit the speaker icon. I understand the need for advertising but I can’t have my phone bursting out in noise very time I try to read an article.
That on top of having to watch a video commercial before EVERY news video and sometimes they’re a full minute long, is so frustrating. Previously, I knew I could expect a video commercial before every other video, which I was willing to do because they were at max 30 secs long. But now more often than not, I end up not even getting to the news video because of the commercials or because as I scroll down the article it flips me back to the headlines at which point I’d have to rewatch the commercial in order to view the news video.
So frustrated and so disappointed. Bummed to have to find a new news source.
Bad update 1/5
Still can't get ABC News! The app won't open!
An app for video ads 3/5
This app has evolved: it seems that the main focus of the developers is not upon conveying the most important news but upon delivering the most video ads.
Went to your site to check out the World Series result and the Indonesian plane crash, somehow clicked on a Verizon ad and couldn't find a way out. Finally deleted the app, which seems to be going downhill with every update. Trying another network's app.
Notifications and Face ID 1/5
Ios12 has an option that notifications can only be read after Face ID unlocks device. ABC app fails to do this. Notifications can be read w/o unlocking with Face ID
Do not download this app. The app was not even in use and it used more than 5gb of my data. It also drained the battery of my phone very quickly. Very disappointed and a costly app.
New UI is poorly designed and hard to navigate. 1/5
Probably the biggest issue is not being able to discern what is an article and what is an ad in the iPhone app. The iPad app's UI is still easy to use.
Now the performance is really slow.