• Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Current Version: 5.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 118.57 MB
  • Developer: USA TODAY
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 179,122 Ratings


From Pulitzer Prize winning storytelling and photography, to rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality, USA TODAY is able to not only tell the news, but allow you to be completely immersed in it. And with our local-to-national coverage, you can add news stories happening right in your own communities. FEATURES: • NEWS: Browse national, local, most popular and recommended stories. • NEWS ALERTS: Get news as it breaks by opting in for push notifications on News, Sports, Life, Money or Tech. Rich notifications allow you to get an article preview, save and share from your lock screen. • VIRTUAL REALITY: Bring the news to life with 360° video and virtual reality. Check out our new weekly VR series, VRtually There with three new thrilling VR experiences every Thursday. • WEATHER: Be prepared with live weather information from hourly to 10-day forecasts. Enable location services to customize local weather news and other location-based services. (Continued use of GPS running in background can decrease battery life.) • SCORES: Stay up to speed on the latest sports scores and schedules for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, Golf, NASCAR, Indy Car, UFC, Fantasy sports and college football and basketball. • PUZZLES: Enjoy USA TODAY created daily crossword and Sudoku puzzles. (Sudoku available on iPad only) • STOCKS: Get a clear picture of the financial world, from stocks and IPOs to taxes and takeovers. Get personal finance tips and advice to improve your portfolio. • SAVED STORIES: Save your favorite stories to read later. • NIGHT MODE: Enable this feature to view the app using a black background and white text. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: • APPLE WATCH: Link the app to your Apple Watch to receive alerts to the stories you want to know as they happen. • WIDGET: Get a quick update on the latest headlines from your Home and Lock screen! No time to read the full story? Tap the bookmark icon to save for later. • iPAD PRO ENHANCED: Experience our captivating photography and stories in full screen or multitasking mode. • 3D TOUCH: Use 3D touch on our app icon from the homescreen for a quick shortcut to weather and your saved stories. AD-FREE SUBSCRIPTION OPTION: Now available on all of your devices - Subscribe today and experience great storytelling with no ads. Purchase an ad free subscription for $2.99/month with a 2 week free trial. Subscriptions are charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and automatically renew each month or year, unless turned off in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. For more details, see "Subscription Support" in the app's Settings for more details and customer service contact information. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback, so we welcome you to tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at: or on Twitter @usatodaymobile. For additional information, please visit




  • At its best....not up to “very poor”

    By Fuji apple
    Continue to receive requests for reviews, which is right in keeping with the rest of the poor quality of the entire app. Save yourself from disappointment, and pass on downloading....
  • Crashing since update

    By 1982 jrh
    App was very good but since the last update it crashes while I'm reading an article. This happens daily. My IPad is not old, the IOS version is 10.3.3. Unfortunately I will probably be deleting the app sense keeping it.
  • Sudoku puzzles not updating daily.

    By tired of expecting better!
    What could possibly be the reason for problems in the sudoku puzzle area of this app. The more you fix it, the more broke it becomes. You can’t explain it, because you can’t fix it. I know. I’ve watched and waited for far too long. Just give up! It’s over your head. Hire some rogue teen to fix this thing!
  • Updates and puzzles

    By Old Man 20
    Please try not to break the puzzles with every update. This last update broke Sudoku, again. I have had to delete the app and reinstall several times in to get to the current Sudoku puzzle (it's not showing in the list). I'm not willing to do that every day. Sometimes if you reset and solve an earlier Sudoku the current puzzle then appears in the list. Then, sometimes it's selectable, sometimes not. When it is selectable, it loads with a portion of the puzzle completed. It's a real mess.
  • App problems = a no go on USA Today

    By Mason😎🤓😉
    I thought they had fixed the myriad problems with their App and was directed to download the “fixed version.” The download gets stuck about three quarters of the way through so I have not been able to download it. I give up.
  • Latest version crashes often

    By Simpledog22
    The latest version is buggy and crashes often.
  • Biased News and Liberal

    By J sokbjhcodn
    I’ve had the USA Today app for several years. I have noticed more and more that the news articles are very biased and liberal. Today was the icing on the cake when I heard that “I Can Only Imagine” exceeded expectations at the box office and it was not in the USA Today’s headlines. A Christian movie, it was not expected to do well. Instead, USA Today mentions other movies that are more liberal, but less successful. They never want to admit when conservatives and conservative movies are successful. Just the opposite. They bash Christians and conservative, flood the news feed with liberal stories and agendas. Huge media bias in the country and they are what is dividing the country. I am deleting their app.
  • Battery killer

    By Black Fox Zulu
    3/16/18 update. Few updates later and still have the battery draining problems with phone getting hot. As someone who likes to get his news at a glance without the usual bias, USA today has been my go to for years. The content has been solid and the opinion pieces varied. I’ve been through many iterations of the app, some good some bad. This latest overall has unfortunately made the app unstable and I think possibly dangerous to your iPhone. It doesn’t happen every app use, (I’d guess 1 out of 10 uses) but when it does watch out! You’ll notice that the app is slowing down, frame rate drops as you attempt to scroll and finally a hard crash. Then take a peak at your battery, which has plummeted and the back of the phone which is now white hot. Worst of all In two instances I’ve had my SIM card malfunction and not register due to the overheating and the phone won’t recognize it. After depowering the phone and letting it cool down, the issue will resolve. I’ve dealt with misbehaving apps before that drain the battery, but NEVER one that possibly was harming the physical phone. Sorry USA Today, this is inexcusable for a major app and you’ve lost a loyal longtime customer. Buyer beware.
  • Very good

    By Fruitninja love
    Loading process is at times slightly buggy; other than that........overall superb.
  • Sudoku

    By dsmiii
    Every morning I have to delete and reinstall this app in order to play Sudoku. Reading the reviews, I am not the only one with this problem. Cancelled my Ad-Free subscription because of this. Will resubscribe once this problem is corrected.