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CHOICE digital (tablet) magazine for iPad

What is the CHOICE digital magazine and CHOICE Computer digital magazine?

These magazines are the tablet versions of our traditional print magazines – CHOICE and CHOICE Computer. The tablet magazines are available for iPad tablets and are compatible with iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air with iOS6 and above and iPad Pro (support for iPad pro on the way for CHOICE Computer).

The digital magazines are NOT compatible with iPhone or iPod devices or available on desktop.

How do I download the CHOICE and CHOICE Computer digital (tablet) magazine apps to my tablet?

To download the digital magazine to your iPad:

  • Go to the App store on your device.
  • Search for CHOICE magazine or CHOICE Computer magazine.
  • Tap the 'Get' and 'Install' buttons.
  • Add you iTunes password when prompted.
  • Tap 'Open' after the app has finished installing.
  • Click the 'Sign in' link in the top left of the screen and sign in using your CHOICE login.
  • The 'Buy' buttons will now change to 'Download' for the magazines in your membership period.
  • Tap the magazine cover to download.

After I've downloaded the app how can I access my digital (tablet) magazines?

Click the CHOICE app icon in your applications. You'll be taken to a welcome screen, and prompted to sign in with your CHOICE login. Once signed in, you'll see a preview of all the magazine issues available. For issues you're entitled to, the button below the magazine images will say 'Download' – tap it to download. For magazines published before your subscription started, the button will say 'Buy'. Once a magazine is downloaded, it will appear in the 'library' which is the button to the left-hand side of 'store'.

You can also access your magazines through Newsstand if you haven't updated your operating system to iOS 9.1 yet.

What type of membership do I need to access the tablet magazine?

To be able to download the CHOICE tablet magazines, you'll need one of the following memberships:

  • CHOICE Plus digital magazine – unlimited website access plus 12 tablet issues of CHOICE magazine for iPad.
  • CHOICE digital magazine – 12 tablet issues of CHOICE magazine for iPad.
  • CHOICE Computer Plus digital magazine – unlimited website access plus 6 tablet issues of CHOICE Computer magazine for iPad.
  • CHOICE Computer digital magazine – 6 tablet issues of CHOICE Computer magazine for iPad.

Not sure what type of membership you have? Just go to your profile on to see your access details or give our Customer Service team a call on 1800 069 552 (free call within Australia) from Monday to Friday, 9.00am–5.00pm (AEST or AEDT). You can also email us at and we'll get back to you within two working days (excluding public holidays).

Do the digital magazines expire?

No, the magazines never expire. Once you've viewed an issue, you may archive it for future download if you wish. Archiving an issue will remove it from your device and create more space, but you'll still be able to download it again at any time.

To archive on your iPad, click 'library' and click 'Archive' top right. Then click the 'x' to select those you want to archive. If you wish to download it again, just click the 'Download' button in the store view.