How to Customize the For You Section in iPhone's News App with iOS 11.3

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The Apple News app is great for keeping up to date on the day's top developments and stories. The more users interact with the News app, the more customized it becomes, and now, with iOS 11.3, Apple has made the News app even more individualized. The For You section of the News app now allows you to tailor the For You video selection to your preference. Let's get started learning how to personalize the For You section of Apple's News app on your iPhone, so you can get all the content you're really looking for by keeping or eliminating the Today's Videos and Must-See Videos section. 

Related: How to Search in the Apple News App   

To customize the video content in the For You section of the News app:

  • Open the News app.
  • Tap the For You option in the bottom menu bar.
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Once you're on the For You page, scroll down until you come to a section that includes Today's Videos and Must-See Videos. This section offers a variety of news videos from stories that have broken within the last 24 hours, as well as a broad scope of videos on trending topics. 

  • To keep this section on your For You page, do nothing.
  • To eliminate this section, tap the heart with the diagonal line through it. 

Now, the For You section of your News app will reflect the preferences you just set. Your customized settings will be further tailored by which videos you choose to click on and watch or read, and how you respond to them. After you watch a video:

  • To respond favorably and see more like the video you just watched, tap the heart icon at the bottom of your iPhone's display.
  • To indicate that you didn't like the story you just saw, and want to see fewer stories like this in the future, tap the heart with the bar through it.
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.