MacFormat - Digital

The UK's No.1 selling Mac magazine, full of practical, authoritative and passionate advice.
Which devices can I read on?

MacFormat is the UK’s number 1 Apple magazine for Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch owners. Aimed mainly at leisure-oriented Mac users and Apple enthusiasts, it provides tutorials, guides and tips on ways to get the most from Apple's devicesas well as the latest reviews of Apple hardware and Mac/iOS accessories and software. MacFormat is Mac to the very core, the Mac being the hub of your Apple ecosystem. Through its plain English advice and easily-accessible design that reflects Apple's own ethos, MacFormat gets you to the essential information fast and ensures you take away new skills and solutions every time you pick up the mag. 

From issue 296, the all-new MacFormat is better than ever, with these exciting new sections:

  • Apple Core: Your monthly guide to the latest Apple news, rumours, apps and games.
  • Apple Home: Discover how to your Apple kit can be the centre of your smart home.
  • Apple Skills: Your new-look guide to getting more from your Apple kit.
  • Genius Tips: Our resident expert solves your Mac and iOS problems.
  • Love your Mac: Inspiring ideas of what to do with old Apple kit in your loft!
  • Apple Choice: Our revamped reviews section helps you make more informed buying decisions.
  • Store Guide: Your complete guide to the best Apple hardware and third-party accessories.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.




From the Editor

"We've completely overhauled MacFormat to help you get more from the modern Apple ecosystem. We know you love Apple and we do too. Every month MacFormat is committed to bringing you the latest Apple news and helpful advice for your Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. We're passionate about the world of Apple and we'll help you get more from all your devices and inspire you to do more with them." 

Graham Barlow, Editor - MacFormat




Testimonials

"I am a regular subscriber and am always fascinated by the number of small and often tucked away snippets of very useful information that appear. Let me congratulate you and all contributors on what I consider to be an oustanding magazine."

Peter Kirman

"I have been an avid reader of your magazine for more that 10 years and have found it to be a source of invaluable information and help."

Iain Dutton

"After reading your magazine I have found it most helpful in my purchase of an iMac 20” 2.1GHz with Tiger OS X v10.4."

Mark Richardson

"I have just purchased MacFormat after having trawled through a number of Mac related magazines in my local WH Smiths store. I was very impressed with the balance you have tried to achieve between product reviews, 'How to' pages , readers letters and advertising."

Christopher Mossop

"I love the design of your magazine and all the articles are always very interesting."

Florence de Beauregard




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As a digital subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:
  • Save money on the full RRP of the magazine.
  • Your magazine delivered direct to your iOS or Android device each month.
  • Access your magazine anytime and anywhere.
  • Subscribe today and get instant digital access.
iOS System Requirements: To read the magazine, you will need
  • iOS Version 6.0 (or later)
  • The latest version of the free magazine app downloaded from iTunes

Our magazine apps run on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 6.0 or above. However we recommend an iPad 2 (2nd gen)/iPhone 3 or better for performance and stability. Earlier models with lower processor and RAM specifications may experience slower page rendering and occasional app crashes which are outside of our control.

Android System Requirements: To read the magazine, you will need

  • Android OS version 2.2 (or later)
  • A compatible Android device. Go to Google's supported device list to see if your Android device is compatible with Google Play.
  • Note: Kindle Fire, Windows and Nook devices are not compatible with Google Play.

Web browsers: it is possible to read via Google Chrome. This is available to android device users only. Find out more.

Only available in the following countries:Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia. Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

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Magazine Details

Do you have questions about what Apple has added or changed in its software updates? Want to discover the ins and outs of iCloud? Not sure where to begin with Apple’s HomeKit smart home technology? Need to know how best to back up your digital life?

MacFormat is an independent publication. We love all things Apple as much as you do, so every issue is packed with weeks’ worth of research, distilled to bring you dependable insights that’ll help you get more done in less time. For more than 25 years we’ve been helping Apple fans like you to get the most from their kit.

Our tutorials and guides empower you with the knowledge to get things done in smarter and faster ways. We’re continually researching new software and add-ons that’ll improve how you use your Apple tech. Our reviews sort the wheat from the chaff to help you make better buying decisions.

MacFormat is for Apple fans of all experience levels. Whether you’ve just bought your first Mac, iPhone or iPad, or have been using one for years, we’ll ensure you don’t miss out on invaluable timesaving tips and techniques. Subscribe to MacFormat today to ensure you get the know-how that every Apple fan needs, delivered right to your door, iPhone or iPad.

From the Editor

Like you, we’re big fans of Apple’s hardware and software, and we’re passionate about using jargon-free explanations to teach you smarter ways to use your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Do you want to learn how to be more creative with apps like Photos, tips and techniques for software like Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and ensure you’re using Apple’s iCloud service to its full potential? A subscription to MacFormat will help you do all those things and more to get maximum value from your Apple devices.

Rob Mead-Green, Editor – MacFormat 

Frequently asked questions

Placing an order
How do I order a gift subscription?

Simply follow the ordering instructions and don't forget to submit the recipients address details.

To order a gift subscription:
1. Choose the magazine you would like to give as a gift
2. In the checkout, tick the checkbox next to ‘Is this a Gift’
3. Tick 'Different Delivery Name and Address'. To add the recipients details (this is the address you would like the magazine sent to)
4. If you wish to send an e-card, tick the checkbox Complete the order form
5. You’ll receive an email confirming your order!

If you are purchasing a subscription as a Christmas gift then you will be able to select the ‘Xmas Start Issue’ which will be the magazine issue after Christmas, out in January.
An acknowledgement email will be sent to you detailing all subscription details: subscriber number, start and expiry issue and all the contact information you need to get in touch with us about the gift subscription.

You also have the option of sending an e-card welcoming the lucky recipient to their new subscription. Gift subscriptions are perfect for special occasions such as Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Ordering is simple, and all gift orders will receive a gift card, so why not buy a gift subscription today? Find out more about buying a gift subscription.

How do I order a magazine subscription?
Receive every issue hot off the press, direct to your door. You'll also be protected from any price rises for the term of your subscription.

To place your order online:
1. Choose which magazine you would like to order
2. Select your payment term and click 'Buy Now'
3. Click 'Checkout'
4. Complete the order form
5. You’ll receive an email confirming your order!*

*Your acknowledgement email will be sent to you with all your subscription details: your subscriber number, your start and expiry issue and all the contact information you need to get in touch with us about your subscription.

To place your order on the telephone:

Speak to a member of our customer service team on:

UK: 0344 848 2852
International: +44 344 848 2852

UK calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline, other networks and mobiles may vary
Phone lines are open:

Monday-Friday 0800-2130
Saturday 0800-1600

If you’re having problems completing your order, you can also contact us here

What's included in the price of my subscription?
We publish 13 times a year on most titles.

The prices displayed for all products on My Favourite Magazines include all delivery and shipping costs.

Please note that all purchases are made in Pounds Sterling.

For International orders, the price you pay will be dependant on the exchange rate of your credit card company and may fluctuate. VAT is payable on some of our Bookazine and Merchandise products, however, the price you see is the price you pay.

What payment options do you accept?
We accept: Major Credit & Debit Cards:

Visa/Mastercard/Amex
Direct Debits
Postal Orders*
PayPal Cheque payments*

*Postal and Cheque Payment options not available online. For further information on payment methods and services, please contact Customer Services on Tel: 0344 848 2852 International: +44 344 848 2852

Delivery & Returns
Which countries do you deliver to?
We deliver to 70 countries worldwide. Here's the full list of countries we ship to.

Is there a delivery cost?
Shipping is included in the price for all subscriptions, single issues, bookazines and merchandise products on MyFavouriteMagazines. The prices you see are the prices you pay, we do not add additional shipping costs during the checkout. 

When will I receive my first magazine?
UK - In the checkout, you can select the issue that you would prefer to start your subscription with. The on sale dates will be listed for each magazine, and all magazines being mailed to a UK address should arrive around the same day as the ‘on sale’ date.

International - Please allow approximately 10-14 days for delivery from when the item is mailed to avoid disappointment. 

Digital
What’s a Digital Edition?
Our digital editions offer you the best experience when reading on your preferred device, whether you choose tablet, mobile or desktop. These digital replicas are high-quality, page-turning versions of the print editions and can be read on Apple or Android devices, as well as on desktop via a web browser.

I’ve purchased a Digital Subscription - how do I download it?
Once you complete your purchase, just follow our easy access guide, and you can be reading the current issue of your favourite magazine in a matter of minutes.

Our digital magazines work with iPad/iPhone, Android devices and within PC or Mac web browsers.

Click here for digital download instructions.

Which devices can I read my magazine on?
Apple iOS System Requirements:

  • iOS Version 10.0 (or later)
  • The latest version of the free magazine app downloaded from iTunes

Our magazine apps run on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 10.0 or above.

Android and Web-Browser System Requirements:
  • Android OS version 4.4 (or later)
  • The Pocketmags app
  • A compatible Android device or desktop. Our digital editions work across PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android mobile or tablet, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows 10 desktop and tablets, Windows Phone 10. Windows OS Windows 8 Mobile, Windows 8.1
Do I get instant access to the magazine when I subscribe?
You can get instant digital access to the current issue of your chosen magazine. Once you complete your purchase, just follow our easy access guide, and you can be reading the current issue of your favourite magazine in a matter of minutes.

If you wish to read on an android device or web-browser, then you will need to wait until you receive your welcome email. Your welcome email contains your 10 digit subscriber number which is used to unlock your access. You will receive your welcome email within 24 hours and within 2 hours in most cases.
When do digital subscriptions start?
All new subscriptions begin from the most recently released issue available on Newsstand. Depending on the no. of issues published per year, you will receive on average, a minimum 13 issues a year. All magazine product pages include details of the no. of issues published per year in the description.

Instant Access: You will have instant access to the current issue on sale and future issues released within your subscription term. Your issues will become available as they are published. Issues released before the current issue on-sale (on the date you placed your order) won't be part of your subscription. If you would like to own them, you will have to purchase these back issues individually via iTunes.

Save 45% 3 Months €3 per issue - Billed quarterly
€17.84 €9.75 Continuous Credit/Debit Card
Save 44% 3 Months US$2.77 per issue - Billed quarterly
US$16.22 US$9.00 Continuous Credit/Debit Card
Save 44% 3 Months $2.77 per issue - Billed quarterly
$16.22 $9.00 Continuous Credit/Debit Card
Save 44% 1 Year US$2.77 per issue
US$64.87 US$36.00 Credit/Debit Card/Paypal
Save 44% 1 Year $2.77 per issue
$64.87 $36.00 Credit/Debit Card/Paypal
Save 45% 1 Year €3 per issue
€71.37 €39.00 Credit/Debit Card/Paypal
Save 44% 1 Year £2.77 per issue
£64.87 £36.00 Credit/Debit Card/Paypal
Savings based on £4.99 RRP

Frequently asked questions

Placing an order
How do I order a gift subscription?

Simply follow the ordering instructions and don't forget to submit the recipients address details.

To order a gift subscription:
1. Choose the magazine you would like to give as a gift
2. In the checkout, tick the checkbox next to ‘Is this a Gift’
3. Tick 'Different Delivery Name and Address'. To add the recipients details (this is the address you would like the magazine sent to)
4. If you wish to send an e-card, tick the checkbox Complete the order form
5. You’ll receive an email confirming your order!

If you are purchasing a subscription as a Christmas gift then you will be able to select the ‘Xmas Start Issue’ which will be the magazine issue after Christmas, out in January.
An acknowledgement email will be sent to you detailing all subscription details: subscriber number, start and expiry issue and all the contact information you need to get in touch with us about the gift subscription.

You also have the option of sending an e-card welcoming the lucky recipient to their new subscription. Gift subscriptions are perfect for special occasions such as Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Ordering is simple, and all gift orders will receive a gift card, so why not buy a gift subscription today? Find out more about buying a gift subscription.

How do I order a magazine subscription?
Receive every issue hot off the press, direct to your door. You'll also be protected from any price rises for the term of your subscription.

To place your order online:
1. Choose which magazine you would like to order
2. Select your payment term and click 'Buy Now'
3. Click 'Checkout'
4. Complete the order form
5. You’ll receive an email confirming your order!*

*Your acknowledgement email will be sent to you with all your subscription details: your subscriber number, your start and expiry issue and all the contact information you need to get in touch with us about your subscription.

To place your order on the telephone:

Speak to a member of our customer service team on:

UK: 0344 848 2852
International: +44 344 848 2852

UK calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline, other networks and mobiles may vary
Phone lines are open:

Monday-Friday 0800-2130
Saturday 0800-1600

If you’re having problems completing your order, you can also contact us here

What's included in the price of my subscription?
We publish 13 times a year on most titles.

The prices displayed for all products on My Favourite Magazines include all delivery and shipping costs.

Please note that all purchases are made in Pounds Sterling.

For International orders, the price you pay will be dependant on the exchange rate of your credit card company and may fluctuate. VAT is payable on some of our Bookazine and Merchandise products, however, the price you see is the price you pay.

What payment options do you accept?
We accept: Major Credit & Debit Cards:

Visa/Mastercard/Amex
Direct Debits
Postal Orders*
PayPal Cheque payments*

*Postal and Cheque Payment options not available online. For further information on payment methods and services, please contact Customer Services on Tel: 0344 848 2852 International: +44 344 848 2852

Delivery & Returns
Which countries do you deliver to?
We deliver to 70 countries worldwide. Here's the full list of countries we ship to.

Is there a delivery cost?
Shipping is included in the price for all subscriptions, single issues, bookazines and merchandise products on MyFavouriteMagazines. The prices you see are the prices you pay, we do not add additional shipping costs during the checkout. 

When will I receive my first magazine?
UK - In the checkout, you can select the issue that you would prefer to start your subscription with. The on sale dates will be listed for each magazine, and all magazines being mailed to a UK address should arrive around the same day as the ‘on sale’ date.

International - Please allow approximately 10-14 days for delivery from when the item is mailed to avoid disappointment. 

Digital
What’s a Digital Edition?
Our digital editions offer you the best experience when reading on your preferred device, whether you choose tablet, mobile or desktop. These digital replicas are high-quality, page-turning versions of the print editions and can be read on Apple or Android devices, as well as on desktop via a web browser.

I’ve purchased a Digital Subscription - how do I download it?
Once you complete your purchase, just follow our easy access guide, and you can be reading the current issue of your favourite magazine in a matter of minutes.

Our digital magazines work with iPad/iPhone, Android devices and within PC or Mac web browsers.

Click here for digital download instructions.

Which devices can I read my magazine on?
Apple iOS System Requirements:

  • iOS Version 10.0 (or later)
  • The latest version of the free magazine app downloaded from iTunes

Our magazine apps run on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 10.0 or above.

Android and Web-Browser System Requirements:
  • Android OS version 4.4 (or later)
  • The Pocketmags app
  • A compatible Android device or desktop. Our digital editions work across PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android mobile or tablet, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows 10 desktop and tablets, Windows Phone 10. Windows OS Windows 8 Mobile, Windows 8.1
Do I get instant access to the magazine when I subscribe?
You can get instant digital access to the current issue of your chosen magazine. Once you complete your purchase, just follow our easy access guide, and you can be reading the current issue of your favourite magazine in a matter of minutes.

If you wish to read on an android device or web-browser, then you will need to wait until you receive your welcome email. Your welcome email contains your 10 digit subscriber number which is used to unlock your access. You will receive your welcome email within 24 hours and within 2 hours in most cases.
When do digital subscriptions start?
All new subscriptions begin from the most recently released issue available on Newsstand. Depending on the no. of issues published per year, you will receive on average, a minimum 13 issues a year. All magazine product pages include details of the no. of issues published per year in the description.

Instant Access: You will have instant access to the current issue on sale and future issues released within your subscription term. Your issues will become available as they are published. Issues released before the current issue on-sale (on the date you placed your order) won't be part of your subscription. If you would like to own them, you will have to purchase these back issues individually via iTunes.