Election 2024 : Apple News aims to be your comprehensive resource for all election-related information. The app boasts several features, including Live Activities, which provide real-time updates directly on your Lock Screen.
Navigating the flood of information during election seasons can be daunting. Fortunately, Apple has progressively improved the Apple News app’s election coverage capabilities to streamline your experience.
Apple News and Live Activities
A significant recent enhancement is the integration of Live Activities for news reporting. The Iowa Caucus on January 15 marked the debut of this feature by the Apple News team.
Live Activities, a feature introduced with iOS 16, are part of the extensive updates for the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island. These notifications remain visible in the Dynamic Island, offering live updates either in a pop-up or on the Lock Screen.
The election coverage by Apple News finds a practical use for Live Activities. With a locked iPhone, users could view an ongoing update of the Iowa Caucus results and the delegate count percentages.
When using the iPhone, the Live Activity is accessible anytime with a long press on the Dynamic Island.
To activate a Live Activity for a news story, look for the option at the top of the “Today” view. Simply tap “follow” on the story’s corner to initiate the Live Activity.
In-Depth Election 2024 Coverage
Apple News has provided a dedicated section for election coverage for several years, continually adding new features. This section is accessible through the Following tab by selecting “Election 2024.”
This area now includes a feature to customize your election news feed. Engage with this feature to select your preferred news sources, topics, and channels. For instance, we chose a few news outlets, our favored candidate, and tailored coverage for Tennessee.
As the election day draws near, the Election 2024 section in Apple News will be brimming with vital details. The “For You” segment ensures you stay updated on the issues and candidates that matter to you.
Apple News+ Audio For broader news coverage, we want to highlight a valuable service—Apple News Audio and podcasts. The daily “Apple News Today” podcast condenses the day’s top stories into a brief 10-minute episode.
Subscribers to Apple News+ and Apple One Premier can also enjoy audio articles. Additionally, these stories, along with “Apple News Today,” are accessible in the Apple Podcasts app for convenient listening and playlist management.
Regardless of your political leanings, Apple News strives to be your go-to platform for political news. The integration of Live Activities adds an intriguing dimension, and we encourage everyone to explore this feature.