About the Library

What does the download icon next to an issue mean?

To read a magazine, you must first download the files to your iPhone or iPod touch. The download icon is shown next to issues that haven’t yet been downloaded. When you select one, you can preview the magazine as the pages load.

Why do I need a Wi-Fi connection to download an issue?

Magazine files can be quite large, which means they could take a very long time to download over a cellular network. To make sure you download the files quickly and without errors, you need to be connected to the Internet via a Wi-Fi network.

I want to read my magazines on a plane, subway or ferry.

To read a magazine, you must first download the files to your iPhone or iPod touch. Make sure to download your magazines while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Once an issue is downloaded, you can read it anywhere - no network connection necessary.

Why is my iPhone library different than my Zinio web library?

If you have an existing Zinio library you may notice that not all of your publications show up in the Zinio iPhone application. This is because we are still in the process of translating the thousands of titles in our library to the iPhone. Where we have titles on the iPhone, only the latest issues are currently available Zinio is working diligently to make all titles and past issues viewable as well.

How do I delete a magazine issue?

You can delete magazine files from your iPhone or iPod touch to free up memory. You will still be entitled to the issue, and it will be marked as available for download in your library. From the My Library list screen, tap the “edit button”. Select the magazines you’d like deleted, then tap the “delete” button at the bottom of the screen.

Can I change the list view in my library?

Using the “Date|Title” toggle at the top of the page, you can reorder the list of your publications so they are grouped by month published or by the title of the magazine.

How can I read magazines not in my library?

Tap the “Shop” tab at the bottom of the screen to see a full list of titles available for the iPhone. From here, you can purchase a single issue or an annual subscription using your credit card.

Why is there a “New” icon next to some issues?

These are unread, recently published issues.

How do I renew a subscription?

We will send you an email when your subscription is about to expire. Click on that link and enter your payment details.

Reading a Publication

Paging forward

Once you have selected a magazine, you can page forward or backwards by tapping the forward or back arrows on the bottom right of the screen. You can also flick between pages.


You can zoom into a page a number of ways. Double tap a region to zoom quickly to 2x. Reverse pinch for fine-tuned zooming in. Pinch to zoom out and drag to pan around the page. Zooming doesn’t work until the page fully loads – so wait until the spinning progress wheel on the page is finished before diving in.

Reading text

For select articles and content we’ve extracted the text so it is more legible and resizable. To see the text view, tap on the button in the center of the bottom of the screen. Click on the icon again to return to se the page layout. You can always zoom into the text of the magazine by tapping and pinching.

Landscape viewing

You can see two pages of a spread at a time at full screen by rotating your iPhone or iPod touch into landscape orientation. Rotate your phone back for portrait viewing.

Table of contents

The icon at the bottom left of the screen opens the table of contents. Click on any article to jump to the text version of the page. From there, you can see the graphic version of the page by tapping on the button in the center of the bottom of the screen. You can close the table of contents without jumping to another page by taping the close button at the top of the page.

Jump to a page

Tap on the “grid view” button on the right of the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen – you can quickly scroll up and down 4 pages of the magazine at a time. Tap on a page to view it at full page.

Why can’t I read the text version of this page?

We don’t extract the text from ads and some editorial pages. The button is only displayed on pages that have a text version.

Buying Publications

How do I buy a magazine from my iPhone or iPod touch?

If you are reading a magazine, go back to your library by tapping the ‘Library” button at the top left of the screen. Tap the “Shop” tab at the bottom of the screen to see a full list of titles available for the iPhone. Click on a title to purchase the current issue or an annual subscription using your credit card.

How do I buy from Zinio.com?

On your browser, go to www.zinio.com and login. You can choose from our full library of thousands of titles. However, not all titles are available on the iPhone.

Your Zinio Account

How do I log out?

Tap on the "More" tab then tap the "Logout" option. Tapping the "Logout" button on that screen will log you out.

I forgot my password?

On the sign in screen, there is a button on the bottom left of the page that loads the "Forgot Passoword" page. Alternately, navigate to www.zinio.com in your web browser and click on the log in link, then click on the "Forgot Password" link on that page. Enter your email in the appropriate field and click submit. We'll send yo a new password to your email address.

Can I use multiple accounts on my iPhone?

No. If you want to access a second account, logout the re-login with that email and password and tap "Submit".

How do I change my password?

Tap on the "More" tab then tap the "Change Password" option. Fill out your old and new passwords respectively.

About Zinio

Zinio is revolutionizing reading. As the global leader in digital publishing products and services, Zinio enables consumers worldwide to shop for, search inside, read, share and save content. With thousands of magazines and books from more than 350 publishers, zinio.com is the largest online newsstand in the world. Localized in multiple languages and currencies, Zinio extends its reach through leading global consumer brands including Target.com and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Zinio’s innovative multi-device reading experience enables engagement online and offline on various mobile platforms. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona, Sydney and Taipei.