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Harvard Business Review iPad® and Android™ Tablet Editions


  • How do I access the iPad® Edition of Harvard Business Review?
  • How do I access the Android Edition of Harvard Business Review?
  • What is included in the Harvard Business Review App?
    • The app includes digital issues of Harvard Business Review, along with free PDF downloads of the Big Idea.
  • After I update to the new version, will I still have access to my old issues?
    • Yes, you will need to first "Sync your Subscription" and then all of your issues will be available to you but you will need to download them again. You will also need to create new bookmarks within the old issues.
  • As an All-Access subscriber, how do I download a magazine?
    • To download a magazine that is part of your subscription, click on either the magazine issue cover on iOS devices or the download button on Android devices.
  • Can I activate my subscription to read on my Nook or Kindle?
    • Nook and Kindle access is not included as part of your subscription. We do offer Nook versions for Harvard Business Review that you buy directly from Barnes & Noble. For the Kindle you can purchase this directly through Amazon.
  • What devices can the app be used with?
    • At this time it can only be used with your iPad® and Android™ tablets.
  • What happens if I exit the app while an issue is downloading?
    • The download will pause until the app is re-opened and that item is tapped again. The issue will resume downloading from where it left off.
  • Can I download multiple issues at once?
    • No. Please download one issue at a time to avoid download errors.
  • How long does it take to download a magazine issue?
    • Typically, it will take less than a minute to download an item in the app. To speed up the download process, make sure you have a strong WiFi connection and consider disabling other devices on the same connection until the issues are downloaded.
  • How far back are issues available in the app?
    • As an All-Access subscriber, you have access to all of the back issues available in the App going back to January/February 2012 issue.
  • I'm a Harvard Business Review all-access subscriber. How do I get the issues I subscribed to through the app?
    • For iOS devices, you will need to tap on Subscriptions which is located at the button of the screen. You will tap on Current Subscribers, you can either enter your Account Number or your subscription email and Zip/Postal Code. Hit Done to finish syncing your subscription.
    • For Android devices, to link your subscription to the app, tap the Existing Subscribers button at the top of your screen. On the screen that follows, either enter your Account Number or your subscription email and Zip/Postal Code. Hit Log In to finish syncing your subscription.
  • After I update to the new version, will I still have access to my old issues?
    • Yes, you will need to first Sync Subscription and then all of your issues will be available to you but you will need to download them again.
  • I am having trouble syncing my subscription.
    • If you are having problems, remove the zeros at the beginning of your account and just start with the next number.