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National Geographic Digital Access

Activate access to National Geographic magazine’s digital editions and online archive.

Enjoy everything you get in print, plus…

  • Watch feature stories come to life in fun and fascinating videos.
  • Listen as our explorers share stories in their own words.
  • See more amazing photos we couldn’t fit in our print edition.
  • Get full access to 125 years of National Geographic archives.

Click here for instructions by device:
iPad®+ iPhone® | Kindle Fire | Android | Online Archive

We are always reviewing new devices and ways to bring the stories and experiences of National Geographic magazine to life. Please come back and check this page often.

Need help? 1-800-NGS-LINE or ngsdigital@customersvc.com

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iPad + iPhone versions

  1. Click here to validate your subscription and establish your Digital Access account. If you’ve already set up your Digital Access account, proceed to step 2.
  2. Download and install the National Geographic magazine app from the App Store. If you’ve already installed the app, proceed to step 3.
  3. Tap the National Geographic magazine app on your iPad and/or iPhone.
  4. Tap the “Sign In” button on the upper left corner of the screen.
  5. Enter your email address and the password you set up.
    Forgot your password? Click here.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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Kindle Fire

  1. Click here to validate your subscription and establish your Digital Access account. If you’ve already set up your Digital Access account, proceed to Step 2.
  2. Download and install the National Geographic magazine app from the Amazon Appstore. If you’ve already installed the app, proceed to Step 3.
  3. Tap the National Geographic magazine app on your Kindle Fire.
  4. Tap the “Sign In” button on the upper left corner of the screen.
  5. Enter your email address and the password you set up.
    Forgot your password? Click here.

Kindle and Kindle Fire are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


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Android tablets via Google Play

  1. Go to the Google Play Store and find National Geographic magazine on your Android device.
  2. Tap “Subscribe,” and then choose “For current subscribers”.
  3. Enter your personal information and tap “Continue”.
  4. Verify your subscriber status by entering your address or account number and tap “Continue”.
  5. Agree to Google Play’s Terms of Service and tap “Accept and Subscribe”.

Google Play is a trademark of Google, Inc.

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Online Archive

  1. Click here to validate your subscription and establish your Digital Access account. If you’ve already set up your Digital Access account, proceed to Step 2.
  2. Visit the National Geographic magazine’s Online Archive.
  3. Log in with your email address and the password you set up to sign in.
    Forgot your password? Click here.