How to Remove the Next Up Link from the News App on the iPhone

When you are reading the News app on your iPhone, it’s pretty likely that you are going to read more than one article. And it stands to reason that the articles you read might all fall into the same category, or be about the same topic. The News app recognizes this, and can include a link at the bottom of the screen that makes it easy to navigate to the next article in a category.

But that bar with the “Next Up” link can take up a lot of screen space and, in some cases, make it difficult to perform certain types of navigation. Fortunately the iPhone includes options that allow you to customize some of the behaviors in the News app, including the display of that bar and link. So continue reading below to see how you can disable this feature for the News app.

How to Stop the “Next Up” Bar from Always Displaying in the iPhone News App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3. These steps are going to prevent the bar at the bottom of the News app from always being displayed. It will, however, display when you first open an article, or when you scroll back up.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select the News app.

open the iphone news settings menu

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Always Show “Next Up” to turn it off. There shouldn’t be any green shading around the button when it is turned off. I have turned the setting off in the picture below.

how to remove the next up link from the iphone news app

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