With iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma, Apple News+ subscribers get a new benefit: a daily crossword puzzle built right into the News app. There are actually two puzzles of his: a standard puzzle and a 5×5 “mini” puzzle.
It’s a nice addition and a mainstay of traditional newspapers, but it’s not front and center when you open your news app, so you need to know where to look for it. Here’s how to find crosswords in the News app on iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma.
Time to complete: 1 minute
Tools needed: iOS 17 or macOS Sonoma
Materials required: none
Open News and select the following tab
When you first open the News app, you won’t see any mention of things like crosswords.
At the top of the (Following) tab, puzzle.
The only puzzles offered are crosswords, but it’s interesting that it’s called a “puzzle”. Apple is leaving room for other forms of puzzles in the future.
Choose a crossword
Published on News+ puzzle section you can choose from a list of recent daily crosswords and mini crosswords.
MacOS Sonoma displays puzzles in the sidebar. Just select it and choose the crossword you want to play.