By Dwight Spivey

Whether kicking off your day or calling it a night, reading the news is a great way to catch up on world and local events. Here’s how to get the latest scoop on your iPad:

  1. Tap the News app icon to get started. The first time you open it, you’ll be asked a few questions to set up the app — customization of notifications and whether to deliver news to your Inbox, for example. Continue through the initial screens until you get to the news stories.

    When you first open News, it will ask your permission to access your location. The purpose of knowing your location is to provide more accurate searches and local weather information. If you prefer more accurate info and weather, tap Allow when prompted; if not, tap Don’t Allow.

  2. The For You tab of news stories appears by default, though whichever tab you last chose will appear the next time you open the app.
  3. Swipe up or down on the screen to browse the stories of the day in categories like Trending Stories (seen here).
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  4. Tap a story to open it.
  5. If you like a story, tap the Like button (looks like a heart) to help News understand which kinds of stories you enjoy (shown here). If you despise the story, tap the Dislike button (looks like a heart with a slash) to discourage News from showing stories like it (also shown).
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  6. Tap the Text Size button in the upper-right corner to adjust text size for easier reading.
  7. Tap the Back button (left-pointing arrow) in the upper-left corner to go back to the For You list.

When you’re reading a story you like, you can tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen to share via Mail, Message, Twitter, Facebook, and a multitude of other options.