How to Access Digital Editions

View the instructions below for the various ways you can explore with us on your computer or device.

Jump to instructions for National Geographic (U.S. & Canada) | National Geographic Traveler | National Geographic Kids | National Geographic History | For National Geographic magazine subscribers outside the U.S. & Canada, click here

National Geographic magazine

Jump to instructions for iPad® + iPhone® | Android™ | Online

Need help? Call 1-800-895-2068 or email us at natgeomagazine@cdsfulfillment.com

For National Geographic magazine subscribers outside the U.S. & Canada, click here.

iPhone, iPad via Apple App Store®

1. If you have already created a digital account (email address/password), please proceed to step 3.
2. Go here to create your account. Once you create your account, login here, click or tap “Link your Subscription,” and follow the instructions to link your subscription. You will need your account number (if your subscription was a gift, please use the account number associated with the gift, not the gift giver).
3. Download and install the National Geographic app from the App Store.
4. Tap the National Geographic app on your iPad and/or iPhone.
5. Tap the "Sign In" button on the upper left corner of the screen.
6. Enter your email address and the password you set up. Forgot your password? Go here and click/tap “Forgot Password?”
7. Once you've explored the National Geographic app, check out the full archive, and sign into nationalgeographic.com for unlimited access to our website.

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Android tablets and phones via Google Play Store

1. If you have already created a digital account (email address/password), please proceed to step 3.
2. Go here to create your account. Once you create your account, login here, click or tap “Link your Subscription,” and follow the instructions to link your subscription. You will need your account number (if your subscription was a gift, please use the account number associated with the gift, not the gift giver).
3. Download and install the National Geographic app from the Google Play App Store.
4. Tap the National Geographic app on your tablet or smartphone.
5. Tap the "Sign In" button on the upper left corner of the screen.
6. Enter your email address and the password you set up. Forgot your password? Go here and click/tap “Forgot Password?”
7. Once you've explored the National Geographic app, check out the full archive, and sign into nationalgeographic.com for unlimited access to our website.

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC

Online

1. If you have already created a digital account (email address/password), please proceed to step 3.
2. Go here to create your account. Once you create your account, login here, click or tap “Link your Subscription,” and follow the instructions to link your subscription. You will need your account number (if your subscription was a gift, please use the account number associated with the gift, not the gift giver).
3. View recent issues—and every issue since 1888—in the magazine’s full archive at archive.nationalgeographic.com. Plus, access articles from our current issue online at nationalgeographic.com/magazine.
4. Log in with your email address and the password you set up to sign in.
5. All National Geographic magazine subscribers receive full online access to our website. You must be signed in to our website with your linked subscription in order for unlimited article access to our website.

National Geographic Traveler

Need help? Call 1-800-895-2068 or email us at natgeomagazine@cdsfulfillment.com

Online + Traveler Online Library

1. If you have already created a Nat Geo digital account (email address/password), please proceed to step 3.
2. Go here to create your account. Once you create your account, login here, click or tap “Link your Subscription,” and follow the instructions to link your National Geographic magazine subscription. You will need your account number (if your subscription was a gift, please use the account number associated with the gift, not the gift giver).
3. Click here to view recent issues in the online library for National Geographic Traveler.
4. Log in with your email address and the password you set up to sign in.

National Geographic Kids

Need help? Call 1-800-895-2068 or email us at natgeokids@cdsfulfillment.com

Kids Online Library

1. If you have already created a digital account (email address/password), please proceed to step 3.
2. Go here to create your account. Once you create your account, login here, click or tap “Link your Subscription,” and follow the instructions to link your subscription. You will need your account number (if your subscription was a gift, please use the account number associated with the gift, not the gift giver).
3. Click here to view recent issues in the online library for National Geographic Kids.
4. Log in with your email address and the password you set up to sign in.

National Geographic History

Need help? Call 1-800-895-2068 or email us at natgeohistory@cdsfulfillment.com

Online + History Online Library

1. If you have already created a digital account (email address/password), please proceed to step 3.
2. Go here to create your account. Once you create your account, login here, click or tap “Link your Subscription,” and follow the instructions to link your subscription. You will need your account number (if your subscription was a gift, please use the account number associated with the gift, not the gift giver).
3. Click here to view recent issues in the online library for National Geographic History.
4. Log in with your email address and the password you set up to sign in.
5. All National Geographic History magazine subscribers receive full online access to our website. You must be signed in to our website with your linked subscription in order for unlimited article access to our website.