PCWorld Digital Magazine FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions - PCWorld Magazine

Answers to questions you may have about your PCWorld subscription:


Q: How can I contact PCWorld about my subscription?

If your question is not answered here or if you need to contact us for any reason, please email us at subhelp@pcworld.com. Make sure to include your name, address and email address that is used to receive your subscription.


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Q: Once subscribed, how do I view PCWorld Digital Magazine?

PCWorld issues currently go on sale the 1st Tuesday of each month. (Example: The April 2020 issue goes on sale Tuesday, April 7th).

Please note, Holidays and other factors may very occasionally cause this date to shift.

To access your digital issues, choose either of the options below.


Option 1. (easiest)

For browser-based access on any device (desktop/pc and mobile), follow the instructions below for our "web app":


a. Visit: https://pcworld.zinioapps.com

b. Click the icon in far upper right corner and select "Register"

c. Register using your email address and a new password of your choice

d. Once in, click "My Library" to access your issues as they become available


Option 2.

An iOS and Android app is available on the App Store and Google Play for mobile phones and tablets. Use the following directions to install and get access to your issues:

iOS:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pcworld-digital-magazine-us/id520900178?ls=1&mt=8


Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pcworld.us.digitalmagazine

a. Tap on Account

b. Tap on Sign In

c. Tap on Print + Digital Subscriber

d. Enter your email address, tap Continue

e. Create a password

f. Tap on the Library tab to access your issues.


To access your digital issues, choose either of the options below.


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Q: Do I need to be connected to the internet to read my issues?

If you are accessing PCWorld Digital Magazine using the "web app" (option #1 above), you will need internet access. If you are using a traditional app (option #2 above) you can download issues and view them offline from within the app.


Q: How do I read the issue in the responsive view?

While in the issue, tap the screen so that the thumbnails appear. Below the thumbnails, tap on the Text icon to read articles in responsive mode (or Text view). Tap again to go back to PDF view.

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Q: How can I delete a downloaded issue from my library, or restore it after it's deleted?

From the My Library tab, tap and hold for 2 seconds on the cover you wish to delete. It will reveal the Delete button for that issue. Tap Delete. To restore an issue, tap the Issues tab to bring up avaliable issues. Tap the cover that you wish to download and it will reveal the Download |Subscribe | Preview options. Tap Download.


Q: How do I use bookmarks in the magazine?

To bookmark a page, simply tap on the page that you wish to bookmark. It will bring up bottom menu bar. Tap the star icon. To retrieve your bookmarks, tap anywhere to reveal th app menus and tap the star in the upper right corner. It will take you to My Bookmarks which lists all saved bookmarks.


Q: How much disk space does the PCWorld Digital Magazine (U.S.) app use?

The file size of the app is approximately 100MB. However, the space that the app takes will depends on the number of issues you have downloaded on your device.


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Q: Will digital archives be available? If so, will there be a charge to access the archives?

Each issue you receive remains stored on your device for easy access and archiving and can be deleted and downloaded again. Back issues going back to January 2012 are available for purchase and download.


Q: I don't see the issues I've purchased or downloaded.

If the issues you've purchased are not listed in your Issues and you are an existing subscriber, check that you are connected to the internet, and also try logging out and back in to your account. If it still doesn't appear, please contact us at subhelp@pcworld.com for help. Provide your name, address, and email so we can locate your account, or go to our Customer Service page to verify the issue is in your account.


Q: I can't download one or more issues. I get an error when downloading a particular issue.

Try in a location with a good Wi-Fi connection and check that your device has enough space. If the app indicates that an update is available for the issue, download the update and then try to download your issue again.


Q: Can I transfer my subscription to another device?

You may access your purchased issues or subscription on another device running the PCWorld Digital Magazine (U.S.) app.


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Q: All of the text disappeared on the screen. How do I get it back?

Swipe to the adjoining page, either left or right. It will trigger the page to load again on your device.


Q: My app keeps crashing. What can I do?

Try closing down the app, or turning your device off and then turning it back on. Lastly, try deleting and reinstalling the app. If none of those solutions work, please contact us for assistance and include as much information about your device and OS.


Q: How do I access my subscription on a Windows or Nook device?

The PCWorld Digital Edition is available on Windows and Nook through Zinio's app. In order to use the Zinio app on your device, download it directly from Zinio.

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Q: How do I subscribe to the PCWorld Digital Magazine on iOS or purchase a single issue?

There are a variety of ways you can subscribe. If you would like an annual subscription, you can visit: PCWorld.com/subscribe.

For monthly recurring subscriptions or single issue purchases, once you have downloaded the PCWorld Digital Magazine app from the App store, ensure that your device is connected to the internet and tap on the "Store" icon. Here you can purchase a monthly recurring subscription or purchase single issues.


Q: I have a subscription to digital copies of PCWorld magazine that are provided through Zinio. Can I get those issues in the PCWorld Digital Magazine app instead?

No, the subscription processes are different. If you prefer to receive PCWorld digitally as an interactive app, you'll need to cancel your existing PCWorld subscription with Zinio, by emailing subhelp@pcworld.com.

Once you have cancelled there are a variety of ways you can subscribe. If you would like an annual subscription, you can visit PCWorld.com/subscribe.

To purchase monthly recurring subscriptions or single issue purchases, once you have downloaded the PCWorld Digital Magazine app from the App store, ensure that your device is connected to the internet and tap on the "Store" icon. Here you can purchase a monthly recurring subscription or purchase single issues.


Q: Will the free Zinio Reader work on my computer?

The Zinio Reader works on both PC and Macintosh computers. The PC version works with Windows 8 or higher, and the Mac version works with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. You can download the Zinio Reader by visiting: Zinio Reader 4 for Mac or Zinio Reader 4 for Windows.


Q: Where do I go if I have technical questions about the Zinio Reader?

Please go to Zinio Help for answers to additional technical questions you might have. Questions can also be directed to Zinio Customer Service; visit www.zinio.com/help or call them at 888-946-4666, Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 6PM (Pacific).


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Q: What if I don't want to continue with the digital PCWorld?

Please contact subhelp@pcworld.com and include your: full name, address, zip or mailing code, and email address that is registered with your subscription. We will look up your account information based on the information provided, so please include as much detail as possible.


Q: What should I do if I encounter a problem that isn't mentioned here?

Send an email to PCWorld.com Customer Service at subhelp@pcworld.com. Please describe the problem with as much details as possible, and be sure to answer the following questions:

Please contact your device's manufacturer for support issues about the device or OS.


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