You’re ready to get into that article you bookmarked weeks ago but when you open the webpage there’s ads and menus all over the place making it slow to load and just a mess to read. Frustrating, right?
Simplify that page and read with ease using the Safari Reader View feature available on your iPhone.
This feature is often forgotten because it is not available on every page, but it is so easy to use, and it will literally change the way you view websites.
Follow these simple steps to improve your Safari experience.
1. Look for the AA icon on the left side of the search bar. Tap the icon to open the pop-up menu.
Note: depending on your iPhone model, you may be able to long-press the AA icon to turn Reader View on instantly.
2. Select “Show Reader View” from the menu.
Note: if you are on a site that Reader View is not available for “Show Reader View” will be dim on the menu and you won’t be able to select the option.
Voila! Reader View is on. The AA will now have a black background so you can tell at a glance that you are in Reader mode.
Ads and navigation menus have been removed leaving you with a clean article to view. Unfortunately, it doesn’t solve the problem of where the information is in the article. Looking at your recipe blogs.
How to Turn Off Reader View
Turning the feature off is just as simple. Repeat steps 1 – 2 and then select “Hide Reader View” in step 3.
And that’s how it’s done! Websites will no longer be a maze of ads and pop-ups and will instead read more like a newspaper without the inky fingers.
Reader View Options
Explore the Reader View menu a little more and you can discover more ways to customize your Reader experience.
1. Font Size. Sometimes size does matter. Increase the font size by tapping the larger A. Went too far and the article looks like an eye test? Decrease by tapping the smaller A.
2. Font Style. Change the font by selecting the “Font” menu and selecting the one you like the most. I’m partial to the bold clean lines of San Francisco myself but maybe you prefer the traditional Times New Roman. The choice is yours!
3. Background. Maybe change the background color to something easier on the eyes. Tap on the colored circles and the background will change instantly. The font color will change automatically from black to white as you switch between light and dark backgrounds.
4. Website Settings. If there is a site you visit frequently, under “Website Settings” you can select “Use Reader Automatically.” This is an amazing feature for people (okay, it’s me) who constantly forget to enable Reader View.
Safari Reader View brings the fun back to surfing the web and the more you use it the more you won’t be able to live without it.
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