How to Use Reading Mode on iPhone and iPad

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Reading mode on iPhone and iPad removes ads and adjusts the appearance of web pages so you can focus on reading the most important content. Here’s how to turn reading mode on and off.

Note : Reading mode is only available in Safari web browser.

How do I turn on Reading Mode on my iPhone or iPad?

The steps to enable Reading Mode (aka Reader) are the same on iPhone and iPad. To get a view optimized for reading a webpage, just follow these steps:

  1. Load the webpage you want to view in reading mode.
  2. Once the page is loaded, the address bar may display Player available. If so, press it.
  3. If you don’t tap the Reader available text before it disappears, tap aA in the menu bar.
  4. To push on View Player Where on Show Player View.
  5. The page reformats to a high-contrast, easy-to-read version. You are now in reading mode.

Tip: You can control the appearance of Reader to better match your preferences. To do this, enter playback mode and press aA in the address bar. Choose the page background color, text font, and make the text bigger or smaller. These settings persist in other Reading mode sessions until you change them.

How do I get my iPhone or iPad out of reading mode?

If your iPhone or iPad is in reading mode and you’re ready to get out, the steps are simple. Just press aA in the address bar, then tap Hide Player Where Hide Player View. This takes you back to the standard view of the web page.

Is there a reading mode on iPhone or iPad?

The iPhone operating system (iOS) has supported a reading-centric view in Safari for many years. Over time, it was added to iPad and Mac. Reading mode offers the following advantages:

  • Remove ads.
  • Creates a high contrast reading experience to improve concentration and comprehension.
  • Improves accessibility for people with visual or cognitive impairments.
  • Allows customization of background color, font and font size for more comfortable reading.
  • Allows the reader to be set as default for a given website by enabling Reading Mode > Website settings > Use the player automatically.

FAQs

How to clear reading list items in Safari?

On a Mac, press CTRL + Ordered + 2 in Safari to show the Reading List sidebar. Right-click on the one to delete, then select Delete item. In the same menu, you can select Delete all items to delete the entire playlist. On an iPhone, tap the icon Historical in Safari (it’s shaped like a book), then choose the glasses icon to open the Reading List. On the iPad, select the menu at the top left, then select Reading list. Swipe left on a link to delete it or choose Edit to select multiple sites.

How do I switch Safari to dark mode?

Safari matches your system settings for dark mode, so if you enable it for macOS or iOS, it will enable it for the browser. Sites that support reader mode display articles with a dark background when this setting is enabled.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments. Also check this guide if you want to learn how to find Wi-Fi password on iPhone.

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