By Siempre La Nena
I look forward to reading InStyle on my iPad, but I have not been able to download the December issue even though I am paid through June 2020. I can access the magazine on my iPhone, but my preference is to read on my iPad. I have refreshed and synced but the home page is still asking for a payment. I will not be resubscribing.
Can’t download any issues, app keeps asking for a purchase 1/5
I bought a subscription through Apple Pay, which was supposed to include a free 1-month trial and 12 issues...so far nothing has been downloadable. The app doesn’t show any issues available to read, only the most current issue with an option to purchase it. I am very disappointed, I think I’ll cancel and stick to print.
Always have to refresh to validate my subscription with every new issue. Should be automatic. Also no way to have a digital only subscription.
Where are the thumbprints? 3/5
By B Hopkins
This app used to let me browse the pages of the magazines by thumbprints, but they seem to have disappeared, I’m disappointed.
Worst magazine app 1/5
By The Barefoot Contessa
Countless attempts to log in and download issues have failed. What’s the point. The upgrade is awful. I’ve lost my entire library.
New App is Awful 1/5
The new app has too many bugs. All of my magazines aren’t loading. I’ve been a subscriber for both digital and hard copy magazines for several years. I cannot access my downloaded magazines when I’m offline. It is a disaster!
Can’t access anything 1/5
Forced to download new app, now it doesn’t recognize my info, can’t access my magazines, CVS can’t help and gave me an email address. I’m traveling, this is ridiculous. How do I revert back to the old app, which worked just fine??!!
Awful tech version of the magazine 1/5
It’s so bad, it’s like looking at a 1980’s PowerPoint presentation. You can’t zoom pages to read smaller text or see an item closely. I’ve been a fan of the mag since its inception and will continue to buy at drugstore. Just wish I could get a refund and help you redesign the apps poor user experience.
Ever since the last update, keep trying to restore my purchases.
Wants me to buy the latest issue! It has to be easier to get my issues, not rocket science
Doesn’t work after update 1/5
Incredibly frustrating. Can’t log in. Can’t restore old purchases. Customer service was unable to assist.
Not recognizing me 1/5
I have been a subscriber for 15 years now and since the new app came out it won’t recognize me as a user. I have written customer support 2x now and no response. Please fix. I am considering canceling if this is not fixed
Awful upgrade and support. 1/5
Terrible update. Can get it to work. Cancelling my 15 year subscription.
I contacted the developer. I’m supposed to wait 48 hours for an update in their part. Will try again! Every time I try to log in it says that I have no “subscription” ! Hate this app!
Update not working 1/5
Add me to the list of longtime subscribers who can’t access the magazine after the latest update. Please get this fixed.
Can’t get the App to work 1/5
By Roopan Sikand
I have been a subscriber for years. The recent update isn’t working for me. My subscription is good for another year but the library will not sync no matter what I do. Frustrating to say the least! Perhaps more user testing is needing before doing a big new release!
Updated APP not working 1/5
After updating App is now have no issues despite having paid for a subscription for many years. Have deleted/ reinstalled app, signed in, signed out...nothing. Only shows issues that must be purchased. Please fix. Have called In Style customer service 3 times..still no fix.
Terrible update won’t recognize my account 1/5
The newest update removed all of my magazine and won’t acknowledge my account which I’ve had for well over 3 years. Please fix!!!
Awful App 2/5
By W. Shay
I paid for a 2 year print and digital subscription, for the last 7 months the app has been ok, until 2 days ago when I was asked to update the app. All my downloaded issues have been deleted and I can’t read the latest issue. I’ve called customer service and was placed on hold with no resolution and the emails I sent to the app have not resolved anything either. This app is a joke and the magazine is not helpful in resolving the issue!!
Worst magazine app ever 1/5
I was forced to use this to access my digital copy of Instyle. Where to begin with the problems. I have a digital subscription, but the app does not recognize me as a user and wants me to pay more $$ to access my already paid for editions. A call to customer service verified my subscription, but they could not provide an answer about my sign in. They told me to wait 24 hrs and try signing in again. Needless to say that didn’t work. I will be calling them again for a refund of my digital subscription. It is no wonder magazines are becoming extinct. They can not keep up with the digital times.
By Teri Dom
Downloaded the new app and now I can’t get my magazines says I don’t have sign in information. Tired of this.
Desire to see our First Lady 4/5
I love fashion . Melanie is a unique and extremely self styled woman. When do we get to see more of her in style
New issues not loading 1/5
By Eee nick name mi kalmadi...
I have been having difficulties with downloading new issues for a long time. I do all upgrades etc properly and the new issue would not open up. It is really frustrating!!
Hate this new app 1/5
Why won’t the app remember the page I’m on? I had no problem with the last version remembering where I left off. Super annoying and frustrating.
Hate the new update 1/5
The latest version is awful!!! It does not ever save your page when you exit, as the app always used to do. When you do go back, you need to go through several steps to get to where you were (if you’re lucky enough to remember where that was!). It has become such an inconvenience to read my issues now, that I am seriously considering not renewing my subscription unless it is fixed.
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.
Update: 11/11/17 where have all the Pro Guides gone? Also, where are the spring issues (April-June) of the last three years? I can only see May 2016. I would like to know where the Pro Guides I paid for, and my previously downloaded issues went. INSTYLE PLEASE FIX THIS!!!
In Style Color Guides are gone 1/5
All of the In Style Color Guides that I purchased have disappeared.
I want a refund.
Not Aesthetically Pleasing for iPad Pro 2/5
By n from texas
The new update has a horrible design. Call me picky, but if I’m paying for a monthly digital subscription, my expectations would be that the layout mirror the printed copy. The layout looks antiquated and there’s no longer easy access to the table of contents. How come the design was better for previous versions?
New app version is awful 1/5
App constantly crashes and never saves my page when I exit out. Please bring back the old version.
Hate the new update 1/5
I’ve been a subscriber for years. This new update is frustrating. Very slow and difficult to access old issues.
It is horrible, I cannot download the content of my previous purchases. How can I get my money back? Downloads from 2012 onwards are no longer available. I am so disappointed on InStyle.
Hate the new update 1/5
1. The new layout and design of the updated app is not user friendly. It does not flow. It’s obnoxious to have to scroll through each magazine cover. And once inside you have to click through the pages.
2. The new app did not transfer all the previous content. I used the “InStyle Color Guides” weekly to figure out what colors I could pair with others to give outfits new feels. These color guides are no where to be found and I transferred all of my previous purchases. Even more annoying- I paid for those.
3. Not so much an app update complaint rather than a content complaint. I do not want to read political articles in my fashion magazine. I want to read about fashion. Designers, trends, tips, etc. If I want to read about politics I’ll grab a newspaper- or get on Facebook for that matter. My point is- instyle is my escape from all of that.
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
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.
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.