The Desert Sun

Contains adsIn-app purchases
188 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

From critically acclaimed storytelling to powerful photography to engaging videos — The Desert Sun app delivers the local news that matters most to your community.

• Access all of our in-depth journalism, including things to do around town, sports coverage from high school to the pros, and much more.
• Enjoy a streamlined, fast-loading experience that makes it easy to view the stories, photos, and videos that matter to you.
• Get breaking news, sports scores, and weather alerts with real-time notifications tailored to your interests.
• Customize your experience by saving your favorite stories, adjusting text size, using night mode, or reading offline.
• eNewspaper: Just like our print edition but accessible on your mobile devices. And access to USA TODAY and 200+ local eNewspapers.

• This app is free to download and all users can access a sampling of free articles every month.
• Subscriptions are charged to your Google Play account at confirmation of purchase and automatically renew each month or year, unless turned off in your Google Play account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. For more details, see "Subscription Support" in the app's settings for more details and customer service contact information.

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Updated on
Oct 5, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

158 reviews
Slotty Badfast
February 25, 2021
The app works OK, except you have to sign in every time. I get a notification on my phone that sounds interesting, click to open the app, and get a popup that says I have one more article coming. I like to support newspapers, especially local ones, and can put up with the ads and clickbait, but having to sign in every time will be a deal breaker when subscription renewal comes up. I see this has been going on for months, from other reviews several months ago, and wonder what they are thinking? Under "what's new" the developer says "as always, fixing bugs and improving performance." As always?? Great, now how about fixing one major bug that will be a deal-breaker the next time subscription renewal comes up.
13 people found this review helpful
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Mary Matoza
August 2, 2021
FEEDBACK is cherry picked by company. Feedback option only allowed or working for those opinion letters or articles the Desert Sun wants feedback on. I've found Accessibility settings can be correct, but will not make any difference. Referring to Enable Accessibility Features, Accessibility Support, Help. The Feedback option is turned off or not working on certain articles opinion letters. 1 star seems too much when news paper stops the feedback on certain op Ed pieces articles.
6 people found this review helpful
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Edward Pfeffer
October 26, 2021
Even after subscribing and signing in the app won't allow you to get to stories and stops your progress with ads to subscribe. No option to continue as subscriber even when logged into app. Bad juju
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What's new

• Check out the new "Trending" module on the Top stories section to see what news is popular now.
• We've resolved bugs to improve your experience.
• We've also updated the look and feel of the app and improved performance - let us know how you like it: reach out to