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Using Reading List in Safari for iPhone and iPad
Safari’s Reading List feature syncs all saved articles across your devices, so you can save an article to your Mac and read it on your iPhone or iPad at your leisure.
You can save open articles as well as links in the Reading List. To start, open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad and open the page you want to keep for later.
Then tap the Share button on the toolbar.
Choose the option “Add to Reading List”. This method also works in apps that use Safari’s in-app browser.
To quickly add the current page to the Reading List, simply tap and hold the bookmark button and choose the “Add to Reading List” button in the popup.
You can also press and hold a link and choose the “Add to Reading List” option to quickly add a link to the Reading List without opening it first.
You can find all of your reading list articles in a separate tab in the Bookmarks section. To get there, tap the bookmarks icon on the toolbar.
Switch to the Reading List tab (the tab that looks like a glasses icon). On your iPad, this will be shown in the sidebar.
You will see all your saved pages or articles here. Just tap a page to open it in Reader view. Here you can adjust the font, font size and background color.
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When you have finished reading a saved article, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and swipe up to load the next article.
To delete a single page from the Reading List, swipe left on the page title and tap the “Delete” button.
To delete multiple pages at once, tap the “Edit” button at the bottom of the page.
Then select the pages you want to delete and tap the “Delete” button.
Using Reading List in Safari for Mac
While using Reading List is different for Safari on Mac, you will find the same feature set here.
Open the Safari app on your Mac to get started. Then open the page you want to keep for later. Here go to the URL bar and tap the little “+” button to add the page to the reading list.
You can also click the Share button in the toolbar before clicking the “Add to Reading List” button to save the article.
You can also add any link to the reading list. Just right click on the link and choose the option “Add link to reading list”.
In Safari for Mac, you’ll find the Reading List feature in the sidebar. First, click on the sidebar button in the top toolbar.
Go to the Reading List tab here.
You will now see a list of all saved articles. Click on an article to open it in Reader view. Here you can change the text size, font, and background theme of the article.
To remove a page from the list, right-click and select the “Remove Item” option.
If you’re using Safari 14.0 and above, you can also access the Reading List from the new customizable home page.
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Use Reading List Offline on iPhone, iPad and Mac
By default, the Reading List feature does not download the articles for offline use. If you want to read articles on your commute to work, this can be a problem. Fortunately, there is a setting that enables the offline reading list feature.
Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad.
Go to the “Safari” section.
Then, in the “Reading list” section, enable the “Auto save offline” option.
You can enable the same feature for Mac as well.
After opening Safari on Mac, click on the “Safari” button in the top menu bar and choose the “Preferences” option.
Navigate to the “Advanced” tab and enable the “Automatically save articles for offline reading” option.
Now you are all set. Any articles you save for later will be downloaded to your device. Enjoy reading!