How to use Reader View in Safari on iPhone and iPad

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If you like to get most of your news on the web, then you've likely struggled with reading things on your iPhone or iPad, since ads and menus can clutter up the page. Reader View in Safari allows you to view web pages without all that clutter and you can even change the font, font size, and page color to better suit your reading habits and vision.

Here's how to use Reader View in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

How to enable Reader View

How to change the font and font size in reader view, how to change the page color in reader view.

When you're on a website that supports Reader View on your iPhone or iPad, the address bar at the top of the screen will say "Reader View Available" when you arrive at the site. If it's not there, then it can't be used.

  • Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  • Navigate to the website you'd like to read.
  • Tap the Reader button on the left of the address bar. It looks like a series of stacked lines.

Reader View is now enabled. You'll notice that much of the color and animations will be removed and you'll see a simple screen of text.

To disable Reader View, just tap the Reader button again.

  • Tap the A's on the right of the address bar.
  • Tap either of the A's that appear in the menu to change the font to one of two sizes.
  • Tap one of the eight font choices .

If you read better when text is light and the page is dark, you can change things to your liking.

  • Tap one of the four page color choices : white, beige, gray, or black.

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What Is the Reader View in Safari and How Do You Use It?

We'll explain how Safari's reading mode can eliminate distractions online and show you how to use it on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Our Apple devices are a pot of gold when it comes to convenient features we may be unaware of. One cool feature on Safari that you may have skipped over is Reader Mode.

Reader View, often referred to as Reading Mode, appears as an icon in the top-left corner of your Safari search bar, and it reworks your webpage into a perfectly organized, ad-free layout to help you focus better on reading the content. You can even make some quick edits to a webpage through this feature.

Want to read a novel or an article without interruption? Reader View is for you. Let's take a look at what it can do and how you can enable it on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to Turn on Reader View

Turning on Reader View is extremely easy and only takes a couple of taps. Before you begin, make sure Safari is updated on your device.

Read More: How to Update Safari on a Mac

Then follow these steps to enable the Reader View on an iPhone or iPad:

  • After you open the webpage you'd like to read on Safari, tap on the Reader View icon in the top-left corner of the Search Bar.
  • From the dropdown menu, select Show Reader View . Your webpage will appear ad-free and organized automatically.

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If you want to enable Reader View on a Mac, here's how you do it:

  • Load a website in the Safari.
  • Use Command+Shift+R to turn on Reader Mode.
  • Another option would be to click the same icon at the left end of the Smart Search field.

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If you don't see the button, it means that webpage doesn't have any articles that can be viewed in Reader View. To stop using Reader View across all devices, just hit the button again. You can also use the Esc key on your Mac to disable Reader View.

How to Make Edits in Reader View

You can also customize a page to your liking. Reader View allows you to choose from nine font styles, four background colors, and various font sizes. Here's how you can make these edits on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac:

  • Tap the Reader View icon again.
  • You should see options for font style in the dropdown menu with the font sizes above it and the background colors below it. Choose whatever you like.

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The options to edit a webpage are pretty minimal, but Apple will hopefully expand to a broader range in the future.

A distinct advantage of Reader View is the fact that you can save your webpages as PDFs on iPhone and iPad straight into your Books app using this feature.

How to Make Reader View the Default

Happen to love Reader Mode? There's an option that automatically switches a URL to Reader View every time you open it. It saves up a lot of time and is efficient. Follow these steps to enable this feature on an iPhone or iPad:

  • Tap the Reader View icon in the top left of Safari.
  • Select Website Settings from the dropdown menu.
  • Turn on the toggle for Use Reader Automatically and press Done . The webpage will now automatically switch to Reader View every time you open it.

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To do this on a Mac, all you have to do is Control-click on the Reader View icon and select Use Reader View Automatically on [Site Name] .

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You can even enable this feature for all websites that you open in Safari. Here are the steps to do so on an iPhone or iPad:

  • Go to Settings and open Safari .
  • Scroll down and select Reader under Settings for Websites .
  • Turn on the toggle for Other Websites .

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Follow these steps to allow all websites to open with Reader View on your Mac:

  • Control-click the Reader View button and select Reader Website Preferences from the popup.
  • At the bottom of the popup panel, click the dropdown box for When visiting other websites and choose On.

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Enjoy Clutter-Free Reading in Safari

Reader View in Safari is the perfect way to do some reading without any distractions. Only relevant text and images will remain on your screen, and all other ads will be removed.

You can adjust the font size, style, and background color with this feature, too. Even better, you can automatically open specific websites, or all of them, in Reader View when you want to.

How to use the iOS Safari Reader Mode

The iOS Safari Reader tool is designed to cut out ads and distractions

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You should learn how to use the iOS Safari Reader if, like the rest of the entire population of Earth, you don't like ads and other distractions getting in the way of your online browsing experience. 

See, while ads are necessary to the functioning of many websites, including Tom's Guide, we know they can be annoying sometimes. It's also not uncommon to stumble across a page that is totally dominated by ads, which can hamper your ability to read through the text on a page.

Thankfully, as you'd expect from one of the best phones out there, the iPhone has a built-in way to clear the clutter and let you see webpages more clearly. It's called Reader, and it's built into iOS Safari.

Want to learn how to use the iOS Safari Reader? Of course you do, so read on!

How to use the iOS Safari Reader

Note: not every website or webpage support Reader, but many do. We'll show you how to identify this and how to enable Reader to turn on automatically whenever possible.

This process is the same on iOS and iPadOS.

1.Tap AA on a webpage

Open a webpage in Safari and tap the AA icon , top left, next to the URL bar.

2. Tap Show Reader

Tap Show Reader from the dropdown menu. You can also adjust text size from this menu using the small or large A buttons at the top.

You'll now have a page in Reader format, with no distractions and just the text and images displayed.

To exit the Reader, simply tap the AA icon again and select Hide Reader .

How to use iOS Safari Reader automatically

Alternatively, if you'd like to set the Reader to come on whenever it can, you can follow these steps. This might not result in the best experience on certain websites, though.

1. Go to Settings > Safari

Open the Settings app , scroll down and tap Safari .

2. Tap Reader

Scroll down and tap Reader .

3. Toggle on All Websites

Toggle on All Websites and, voila, Safari will now display any applicable pages in Reader mode where possible. This is basically like an automatic ad blocker, at the expense of some page functionality and styling.

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How to Use Safari Reader View for Mac

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If you love reading our tips directly from our website on your Mac, or if you love reading articles around the web in general, you should try using Safari's Reader mode. Reader not only hides ads but also allows for a much cleaner, streamlined version of websites that feels more like a magazine than the internet. Here's how it works!

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Eliminate unwanted ads, sidebars, and other distracting widgets from websites by using Reader on the Safari browser.
  • Make reading articles on the web with your Mac look and feel much more like reading a book or a magazine.

How to Use Safari Reader View on a Mac

System requirements .

This tip works on any Mac running macOS Ventura or later.

The Reader mode in Safari is excellent for longer-form articles or websites that have a lot of ads that pop up while you're trying to read on your Mac. If you like tips like this, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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Not all pages on all websites are compatible with Reader. You must navigate to an article, as opposed to a shopping website, in order to be given the option to switch to Reader.

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To exit Reader, simply tap the Reader button again. And that's how you use Reader in Safari. I love using Reader while I'm doing research because I often find myself lingering on an article for a long time, and I get exhausted by all the links and pop-up ads. Happy reading!

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How to Enable Reader View (Mode) in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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Do you find yourself struggling to read an article on Safari? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Reader View (commonly called as Reading Mode) is a Safari browser’s feature that allows users to read an article on the web without any distractions or ads when enabled. Let’s learn how to enable reader view in the Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Enable Reader View in Safari on iPhone

If you are continuously scrolling and reading on your iPhone, Reader View in Safari will definitely help you in reducing distractions while reading. Here are the steps to do so.

1. Navigate to Safari on your iPhone and tap on the app icon to open it.

2. Tap on the URL bar on the bottom side of the screen to enter editing mode.

3. Enter the URL of the website where you want to read an article and tap on go button on the keyboard.

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4. Open an article on the full page by tapping on it.

5. Once the article is fully loaded, tap on the AA icon in the bottom left corner of the URL bar.

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6. Now tap on Show Reader to view the article in Reader View in Safari browser on your iPhone.

Bonus Tip: Once you have entered the Reader View, again tap on AA to customize the Reader View according to your taste. You can change the background color and font from here.

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Enable Reader View in Safari on iPad

If the iPad is your go-to device for reading and researching like many students, then here are the steps to enable Reader View in Safari on iPad.

1. Navigate to the Safari app icon on your iPad and tap to open it.

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2. Once Safari is open, tap on the URL bar and enter the website address.

Safari on iPad

3. Once the website loads up, tap on an article to open it. You can do so by tapping on the image or the title.

Opening a website on Safari iPad

4. Once the article is open, tap on the Reader View icon (4 horizontal lines) in the URL bar to view the article in Reader View.

Enabling Reader View on Safari iPad

Bonus Tip: You can also customize the Reader View on iPad just like on an iPhone by tapping on the AA icon near the right side of the URL bar. It allows you to change the page color and fonts for easy and seamless reading.

Customizing Reader View Safari

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Enable Reader View in Safari on MacBook

If you own a Mac and want to read an article without ads and other unnecessary elements in Safari, then enabling the Reader View will definitely help. Here are the steps to enable Reader View in Safari on Mac.

1. Navigate to the Safari icon on your Mac and launch it.

Mac Home Screen

2. Click on the URL bar to enter the URL of the website from where you want to read an article.

Safari on Mac

3. Type the address of the website and hit Return on your keyboard.

Opening a website on Safari on Mac

4. Click on an article’s title or image to open it on the full page.

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5. Once the article opens, click on the Reader View icon (4 horizontal lines) on the right side of the URL bar.

Enabling Reader View on Safari Mac

Pro Tip: Sometimes, the Reader View icon disappears quickly. In that case, click on the kebab menu (three dots icon) in the URL bar and then select Reader View .

Enabling Reader View Alternate Method

Bonus Tip: Once the Reader View is open, click on the Kebab menu (three dots icon) in the URL bar and click on Reader Appearance . From here you can customize the Reader View’s background and font according to your taste.

Customizing Reader View Appearance

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Safari’s Reading Mode

Safari is an elegant browser that comes pre-installed on Apple devices. And Reader View in Safari allows a seamless reading experience without any interruptions. Whether you’re on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, by following the above-mentioned steps you can easily enable Reader View for any website or article.

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Safari’s Reader mode is a way for users to peruse a webpage without distractions from ads, videos, sponsored content links, and other web elements you may not consider essential to the article you are reading.

In Safari 10 (the version that comes with macOS Sierra), Reader mode has to be enabled manually (View > Show Reader or press Shift-Command-R). With Safari 11 in macOS High Sierra and Sierra, you can set the browser to open most pages in Reader mode. (Some pages, like the homepage of news sites, can’t be opened in Reader mode. But the individual articles can.)

Here’s how to set Reader mode in Safari 11. What this will do is open any pages that are Reader compatible in Reader mode when you visit a particular website.

Editor’s note: This how-to originallly posted using the High Sierra public beta. It was updated using the final released version of Safari 11.

Set Reader mode for a website

1. Go to a website you want to configure for Reader mode. We’ll use macworld.com in this example. Right-click the URL box and select Settings for This Website, or go to Safari > Settings for This Website.

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2. A large pop-up will appear underneath the URL box. Look for the header that reads, “When visiting this website.” If you want Reader mode to always work on this site, check the box for “Use Reader when available.”

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As I mentioned before, some pages, like top homepages, won’t open in Reader. It usually works with article pages.

3. Click anywhere else on screen to exit the pop-up. You’re done.

Manage your Reader websites

If you want to see what websites you’ve set for Reader, or you want to adjust your settings, here’s how.

1. Go to Safari > Preferences.

2. In the Preferences window, click on the Websites   icon at the top.

3. Click on Reader in the left column.

4. In the box to the right, you will see a list of websites for which Reader has been set. To turn on/off Reader, click the pop-up menu to the right of each website and select either On or Off.

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5. At the bottom of the preference window is an important setting. “When visiting other websites” basically allows you to determine if any website you visit opens in Reader mode. Select On or Off.

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6. Close the window when you’re all set.

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How to Enable Automatic Reader View in Safari for iOS

Safari for iOS has a nifty built-in "Reader" feature that's designed to allow Safari users to read online articles with a distraction-free design that tucks away ads and other visual clutter on supported sites.

  • Open up Safari.
  • Navigate to a favorite website like MacRumors.com.
  • Click on an article.
  • In the navigation bar at the top, where it says "Reader View Available," tap and hold on the icon that looks like three lines.

From here, you'll see a pop that says "Automatic Reader View," with options to either enable Automatic Reader View on the website you're currently visiting or on all websites.

With this feature enabled, all articles that you click on for a specific website (or all websites if you chose that option) will be displayed in Reader View by default.

You can also use Reader View on the Mac too, and your Automatic Reader preferences for Mac can be accessed by going to Preferences in the Safari Mac app and choosing "Reader" under general. You can also turn Reader on for all articles on a particular webpage by right clicking or clicking and holding on the Reader icon while visiting a website.

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How does Safari's Reader work and when does it show up?

Safari's Reader feature is a cool little app that displays a web page as a newspaper article --- without all the distracting sidebars, comments, and ads. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, and I'm wondering how "it knows when to show up." On my personal website, one of the pages has this option. You can click the Reader button in the URL bar and it is displayed beautifully like a page in an iBook. However, none of my other web pages (on the same site) do this. I thought it had something to do with the <article> tag, but I removed that and it still works. Anyone know how this app works?

Also, does anyone know of any Chrome extensions that are just like this? Google Reader is not the same thing.

PS: From the cited Apple website:

Safari Reader As you browse the web, Safari detects if you are on a web page with an article. Click the Reader button that appears in the Smart Address Field and an elegant view of the article appears — without any distracting content.

Not much help, is it?

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Safari's Reader makes use of Readability .

Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

There's this nice article about how Safari's Reader detects the text, you should consider reading.

It looks like that Safari Reader will detect a <div> or block level element that contains a header element ( <h1> to <h6> ), followed by a certain amount of text. The reader badge will appear when the content text (not including the header) is more than 2,000 characters.

There's a Readability extension for Chrome which you can get from here .

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  • Safari Reader can also detect multi-page articles and download all papges. –  Daniel Beck ♦ Feb 8, 2012 at 17:54
  • 1 Safari uses Readability? I think it uses its own implementation. –  Fish Monitor Dec 22, 2015 at 10:37
  • 1 I don't think safari uses this exactly, as I have used reader on articles that were definitely less than 2000 words –  Sdarb Apr 26, 2018 at 18:03
  • 1 This answer was from 6 years ago and as far as I can tell from current usage Safari definitely has its own implementations and it's not restricted to <div>, <h1>, etc or the the 2000 character minimum size. –  CodeBrew May 20, 2018 at 16:39

You can take a look at its source code

Method how to obtain it is here

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  • 2 How can you use that script in your own website –  Ceddy Muhoza Oct 16, 2017 at 12:51

Evernote offers a similar plugin for Chrome called Clearly that also integrates with an Evernote Notebook if you use that system.

https://evernote.com/clearly/

There is also a Clearly plugin for Firefox .

Installing the plugin gives you a toolbar button next to the address bar that you click to view a "clean" version of the page and which includes a few GUI tweaks for low light or background color change if beige offends your sensibilities, as well as a button to copy the cleared page to an Evernote Notebook.

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How to use Safari's new 'Reader'

One of Safari 5's new features that Apple is touting is the "Safari Reader," which allows you to focus on the content of an article and leave out flashing advertisements, links, and polls, and other sidebar information that accompany most Web content these days.

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One of Safari 5's new features that Apple is touting is the "Safari Reader," which allows you to focus on the content of an article and leave out flashing advertisements, links, and polls, and other sidebar information that accompany most Web content these days. The feature is welcome, but some people are having a confusing time figuring out exactly how it works and when it will work.

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The process is simple:

  • Go to a Web site
  • Click on an article so it is the only loaded article
  • Click the "Reader" button in the address bar when it appears (or use the "View" menu or Shift-Command-R)

That's it! Safari will load the reader viewer and fade out the actual Web page to the background, allowing you to scroll through the article contents (including relevant images) without all the clutter of links and ads. The reader is a separate window entity that, like a print dialogue box, travels with the window itself and just overlays the current window contents.

This feature is very similar to the "RSS" function where available feeds for a site can be accessed by clicking the "RSS" button that will appear in the same location. In addition to reducing clutter, the reader is particularly useful for getting rid of those in-line advertisement links that will activate and show pop-up windows when you mouse over them.

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Despite the simplicity of the reader, it will not work in some cases:

One article at a time

The primary reason for the reader not being available is if you are viewing a page that has more than one article on it. For instance, here at MacFixIt (or any other CNET site) if you are on the main page you will see multiple articles listed and the reader will not be available. In this case, the "RSS" option is shown since the articles are listed in series and we have an RSS feed available for our site.

To see the reader, click on any article and wait for it to fully load. The reader button should appear and allow you to view the text with minimal formatting and styling.

It appears the reader targets the main page content, and therefore will not work (or at least not work well) on Web sites where the article content is being displayed in a frame. Unfortunately most people will not be able to tell which sites have this; however, you can look in the page's source code (right-click and choose "view source") and search for the <frame> or <iframe> tags.

Flash or other media delivery

A number of sites use alternative methods than straight HTML to format their content, Flash being a prominent one. If a Web site is using Flash or another plug-in for displaying its content, then the reader will not be available, or if it is, will not show the flash-based content in the article.

Addendum: To a few readers who e-mailed me about this feature, I stand corrected that this does not require specific HTML5 code. It will or should work on most Web sites that are coded with standard div tags to separate the main content of a single article from the rest of the page.

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Troubleshooting, how to access reader mode in safari on iphone & ipad.

How to access Reader mode on Safari for iPhone

Reader Mode in Safari is a fantastic feature for Safari on iPhone and iPad that lets you more easily read just about any web page, and works particularly great on longer articles or pages with a lot of clutter.

Basically Reader mode will strip away any and all other page content except for the article text, so whatever you’re reading is very clearly the focus, without any distractions.

If you’re unfamiliar with Reader mode in Safari for iPhone and iPad, you should acquaint yourself with this handy feature, and the first start to doing that is by learning how to access and use Reader in Safari for iOS and iPadOS.

How to Access Reader Mode in Safari for iPhone & iPad

  • From Safari, navigate to any webpage with an article to try out Reader mode (like the one you’re reading right now)
  • Tap on the “aA” button in the address bar of Safari
  • Tap on “Show Reader” to instantly switch the webpage into Reader mode

Enter Reader mode on iPhone Safari

  • Reader view will remain visible until the aA button is tapped again, or until you navigate to a different web page

Reader view on Safari for iPhone

This works the same on Safari for both iPhone and iPad.

One super handy use of Reader mode is that since it strips away all other page content except the article, it makes it great for printing out articles and webpages without ads , allowing you to save ink and paper.

Reader mode has been around a very long time, but how you access it has changed a bit over the years, as Apple apparently likes to keep us all on our tows and switch their interfaces up from time to time. In earlier versions of iOS the feature was enabled right away from the URL bar, whereas now the same button toggles a menu with a whole array of things to do.

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Reader mode is really the only reason I continue to use Safari. Otherwise Safari is a terrible browser compared to all the others. It feels way behind the curve on extensions, features and just because it’s fast doesn’t make up for that.

You can also tap and hold on the icon and it’ll bypass the menu and go into reader mode.

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Reader Mode in Safari

Apple’s Reader tool doesn’t outright block advertisements, but it can temporarily isolate the page text so you can read without distractions.

J. D. Biersdorfer

By J. D. Biersdorfer

Q. Is the Reader button in the Safari browser the same thing as an ad blocker?

A. The Reader mode, built into Apple’s Safari browser since 2010 and available on macOS and iOS , strips away web advertisements and the page’s navigational design to present an article’s text and basic images in a clean and uncluttered format. However, Safari’s Reader mode is not in the same category as a dedicated extension that stops ads from downloading and displaying on the page.

Instead, when you click the Reader button in the Safari address bar, the program analyzes the page for article text and relevant images and puts a reformatted version onto a separate layer on top of the original web page. When Reader displays a page, you can print or email the streamlined version. (Not every webpage is compatible with Safari Reader, and the mode doesn’t work on home pages with links to multiple articles.)

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In the latest iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra systems, you can also set the browser (or certain sites) to always open in Reader mode, by pressing the Reader button in iOS or right-clicking the Safari address bar in macOS to get to the controls. In recent versions of Safari, you can customize the look of the Reader mode by clicking the double-A icon on the right side of the address bar and choosing your preferred font and background color.

Safari is not the only browser with a reader-friendly mode. For example, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox include similar tools, and browser extensions like the Mercury Reader for Google Chrome can also give you a distraction-free reading experience.

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How to Enable Safari Reading List and Reader Mode

Apple’s ingenuity has consistently earned praise and a seal of approval from users worldwide. Safari is one such example and is one of the best browsers to use on an Apple device. The main reason is because of all the features Safari includes that provide a solid experience. Today, we want to talk about two such features – Safari’s Reading List and Reader Mode.

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We all love reading interesting articles online now and then to keep ourselves updated. To make this experience better, Apple has included a feature called Reader Mode on Safari that improves the readability of the text. This removes ads and other distractions from the webpage and makes reading content a breeze.

Further, there is also a feature that lets you save articles, and this is called Reading List on Safari. You can use this feature to save articles offline and read them on the go. Moreover, it is also a neat way to bookmark your favorite articles. Let’s see how to use both of these features on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to Add Websites to Reading List on Safari

As mentioned earlier, using the Reading List on Safari is quite an easy way to save and bookmark articles. Here’s how to add websites and articles to the Reading List on Safari.

How to Add to Reading List on Safari on iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Open Safari and head to the website you want to save.

Step 2: Tap on the share button on the bottom toolbar and scroll up.

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Step 3: Tap on ‘Add to Reading List’.

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There you go – that is how to add a website to your reading list.

Where Is the Reading List on iPhone and iPad

If you are wondering how to access your Reading List, tap on the Book icon in the Safari toolbar and then tap on the Reading Glasses icon to find your Reading List.

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Add to Reading List on Safari on Mac

Step 1: Click on the three dots icon next to the address bar.

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Step 2: Click on Bookmark -> Reading List.

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The article will now be added to the reading list.

How to Access Reading List on Mac

Step 1: Open Safari and click on the sidebar button.

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Step 2: You will find the Reading List in the list of options. Click on the article to open it.

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Now that we are aware of how to use the Reading List feature on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, let us take a look at how to remove pages from your Reading List.

How to Remove Pages from Reading List on iOS and Mac

When we discovered this feature, we found it useful. So much so that we started saving a lot of articles and pages to our Reading List, many of which we probably wouldn’t ever read. Needless to say, we got carried away. So, if you find yourself in a similar spot, here’s how to remove pages from your Reading List to keep it clean and clutter-free.

Remove Pages from Reading List on iOS

Step 1: Open Safari and tap on the Book icon on the toolbar.

Step 2: Tap on the Reading Glasses icon to find the Reading List.

Step 3: Tap on the Edit icon.

Tap on Edit

Step 4: Select all the pages you want to remove.

Step 5 : Tap on Delete followed by Done.

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Remove Pages from Reading List on Mac

Step 1: Click on the sidebar button on the Safari toolbar.

Step 2: Click on Reading List.

Step 3: Select the article you want to remove and click on Remove Item.

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That is everything you need to know on how to use the Reading List feature on iOS and Mac. Next, let us take a look at how to use Reader Mode on Safari.

Also Read : How to share tab groups in Safari on iPhone

How to View Pages in Reader Mode on Safari

While Reading List made it easy to save articles to read in the future, Reader mode is a feature on Safari that makes reading content easier than ever. It optimizes text in a way that is easy on the eye and ensures you can scroll through smoothly and read the text in the best way possible.

Some websites may have color schemes that aren’t friendly to the reader and using this Reader Mode on iPhone, iPad, and Mac certainly helps you out.

How to Use Reader Mode on Safari on iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Go to Safari and open the article you want to read.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Aa’ button and select Show Reader.

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There you go – that is how to access the Reader Mode on Safari on iOS devices.

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How to Use Reader Mode on Safari on Mac

Step 1: Go to Safari and click on the three dots icon next to the address bar.

Step 2: Click on Reader View. This will enable the reader mode on Safari on Mac.

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Next, let us take a look at how to make Reader Mode the default viewing option on Safari.

How to Make the Reader View a Default for a Website on Safari

If you frequently visit a website to read articles, you can set Safari to open that particular website in Reader Mode automatically. So, the moment you open the article, it is ready for you to read without you having to do anything.

Use Reader Mode Automatically on iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Open Safari and open the article you want to read.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Aa’ button and select Website Settings.

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Step 3: Turn on the toggle for ‘Use Reader Automatically’.

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There you go – whenever you open articles from a particular website, they will automatically open up in Reader Mode.

Use Reader Automatically on Mac

Step 1: Open Safari and click on the three dots icon next to the address bar.

Step 2: Click on Reader View.

Step 3: Now, click on the reader icon and select ‘Use Reader Automatically’. This will ensure that all the pages you open from the specific website will be automatically presented to you in reader mode.

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Next, let us take a look at how to customize a few settings on Reader Mode.

Customize the Reader Mode on Safari

The Reader View on Safari also lets you change the background color, font style, and size to suit your needs. This way, you can personalize your reading experience. Here’s how to do it.

Edit Reader Mode on Safari on iPhone and iPad

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Aa’ button and tap on Show Reader.

Step 3: You now have the options to:

  • Change Font
  • Change Background Color
  • Increase Text Size

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Edit Reader Mode on Safari on Mac

Step 3: Now, click on the three dots icon next to the address bar and click on ‘Reader Appearance’.

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You can see a list of options to customize the Reader mode on Safari.

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There you go – that is everything you need to know about using Reading List and Reader Mode on Safari. However, if you have any further questions, look at the FAQ section below.

FAQs on Safari’s Reading List and Reader Mode

Yes, you can read articles offline when they are saved to your Reading List on your iPhone.

Tap on the ‘Aa’ icon on the toolbar and select Hide Reader to disable the Reader Mode on Safari.

The Reader View on Safari is only available on pages that are intended as blogs, articles, or any text-focused web pages.

Read Content Like a Pro

We hope this article helped you use the Reading List and Reader Mode on Safari in the best way possible. We mostly like how articles on Reading List are saved offline which prevents us from using a third-party app to do so. Features like these are why we stick to Safari, and we truly hope there are more such features to come in future updates! Also, learn how to allow pop-ups in Safari .

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How to make Safari read a webpage aloud to you

Here's how to make Safari read a webpage aloud

How to make Safari read a website aloud to you

Here's a neat but hidden trick Safari can do: read a webpage aloud to you. This comes in handy for getting multiple things done at once, such as typing while catching up on a news article or having recipes read to you while you cook. Follow the steps below to get Safari to read to you on your MacBook or iPad .

Get Safari to read a webpage to you in OS X

1. Tap the Reader View icon in the browser bar. 

This will make Safari show you only the main website content. Otherwise, Safari will attempt to read every word on the page, including navigation menus and other details you don't need to hear.

2. Go to Edit > Speech > Start Speaking.

Safari will immediately start reading the content on the webpage. Unfortunately, there's no pause or speed controls available directly in Safari. However, you can customize the voice and speaking rate in the System Preferences app. Go to System Preferences > Dictation & Speech > Text to Speech to customize the voice you hear:

To stop the reading in Safari, go to Edit > Speech > Stop Speaking.

Get Safari to read a webpage to you in iOS

On the iPad or iPhone , you'll set up the text-to-speech option first in the Settings app.

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap Accessibility under General.

3. Tap Speech.

4. Toggle Speak Screen on.

Alternatively (or additionally), you can show a speech button when you highlight text in Safari or other iOS apps, but for having entire webpages read to you, the two-finger swipe down is easier to use. Here you can also adjust the speaking rate and choose a different voice.

5. Tap the Reader view icon in Safari to switch the page to a simplified reading -- and listening -- format.

6. Swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to have Safari start reading aloud.

You'll be able to fast forward and rewind, pause, or change the reading speed from the mobile browser's onscreen controls.

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Reader View is a Safari feature that hides ads, navigation menus, and other distracting elements on a website. After you switch to Reader View, the website will only display necessary information (text and images) which enhances the interface and makes text easily readable. Unfortunately, several people are encountering issues with Reader View/Mode not working on their iPhones, iPads, or Macs. If you’re facing similar issues, here’s how to fix Reader View not working in Safari. 

How To Fix Reader View Not Working in Safari

1. restart iphone or mac to fix reader view not working in safari.

A temporary bug or glitch might be responsible for Reader View not working in Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The quickest way to get rid of the temporary bug is to restart the device. 

Time needed:  2 minutes

Steps to restart iPhone 8 and above 

Restart iPhone

Restart iPhone 7, SE (3rd Gen) and below 

  • Press and hold the Side button until the power-off slider appears. 
  • Drag the power-off slider to turn off your iPhone. 
  • After waiting a few minutes, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

Steps to Restart a Mac.

  • Click the Apple logo at the top right corner of the menu bar. 

Restart your Mac

  • Unselect the checkbox to the left of the “Reopen windows when logging back in” option.

Click the Restart button

2. Force Quit and Relaunch Safari To Fix Reader View Not Working

Force Quitting any application stops all its activities right away. Relaunching the application will freshly start all the services from the ground up. Again, this process helps eliminate glitches, and force quitting Safari can help fix Reader View not working. 

On iPhone and iPad 

  • Open the Safari Browser and swipe up from the bottom or press the Home button .
  • Once on the Home Screen, swipe up and hold from the bottom or double-click the Home button until you see the recently used apps.
  • Swipe up on the Safari Browser to remove it from the recent list and force quit.
  • Restart your iPhone or iPad or ask Siri to restart your iPhone/iPad . 
  • After your iPhone restarts, open the Safari Browser and check if the Reader View is working. 

Force Quit Safari Browser on iPhone

On Mac 

  • Click on the Apple Logo in the Menu Bar at the top left corner. 
  • Select the Force Quit option. 
  • Select the Safari Browser from the list and click the Force Quit button at the bottom right.  
  • Click Force Quit again in the popup window to confirm your selection. 
  • Relaunch the Safari Browser and check if the Reader View is working properly.

3. Ensure the Website Supports Reader View

If you aren’t already aware, Reader View is not available on every website you visit. A website needs to have a certain amount of text to qualify for the Reader View option. Safari automatically detects this text and then displays the “Reader Available” message in the address bar. 

Just glance through the website, and check if there’s enough text on it for it to qualify for the Reader View. We do not have any information about the minimum requirements for Reader View. However, Safari offers Reader View for most news websites, blogs, etc., and if the website has more text compared to images, tables, or any other elements, it should support Reader View. 

4. Request Desktop Website on iPhone or iPad

If the Show Reader/Reader View option is grayed out in Safari, you can try switching to the Desktop website on your iPhone or iPad. It might be able to help resolve the Reader View not working issue on your iPhone or iPad. 

  • Open Safari Browser on your iPhone or iPad. 
  • Tap the AA icon at the bottom right corner of the Address Bar. 
  • Select the Request Desktop Website option from the list. 

Request Desktop Website in Safari and then Enable Reader View

After the page reloads and switches to the Desktop Site, you can tap on the AA icon and select the Show Reader option to switch to Reader View. Again, the Show Reader feature will only work if the issue is resolved. 

5. Disable Low Power Mode To Fix Reader View Not Working in Safari

Low Power Mode reduces background activity. While the Reader View feature is not a background activity, Safari might not get access to much needed resources to process the website and offer the Reader View in Low Power Mode. We suggest disabling Low Power Mode to fix the Reader View not working on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. 

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone. 
  • Head to the Battery option. 
  • Disable the Low Power Mode toggle. 

Disable Low Power Mode on iPhone

  • Select the System Settings… option. 
  • Click the Battery option in the sidebar. 
  • Now, click the drop-down list beside the Low Power Mode. 
  • Select the Never option. 

6. Update Software To Fix Reader View Not Working in Safari

Another reason for Reader View not working can be a software bug within the Safari browser or the operating system. Moreover, there’s no way to individually update Safari as the browser is a part of the operating system. Therefore, you must update the system software which in turn will update Safari and might help resolve the Reader View not working issue on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. 

Update iOS or iPadOS on iPhone or iPad 

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and head to the General option. 
  • Select the Software Update option. 
  • Now, tap the Update Now or Install Now button. Please note that either of these options will only be available when a new version of iOS/iPadOS is available. 
  • Enter your device’s passcode to continue. 

Update iOS to the latest version To Fix Reader View Not Working in Safari

Update macOS on any Mac

  • Click the General option in the sidebar and then select the Software Update option located on the right side. Alternatively, if an update is available, you’ll see a Software Update Available notification under your Name/Apple ID at the top of the right sidebar. 

Click the Update Now button to update macOS to the latest version

  • Then click the Agree button after you’ve read the terms to update macOS to the latest version.
  • Enter your Mac’s password and then click the OK button.

7. Reset All Settings on iPhone or iPad

Sometimes, we misconfigure settings by mistake. We aren’t aware of what we’ve changed, and it might be the reason Reader View isn’t working in the Safari browser. Luckily, you can Reset All Settings to their default configurations and this might help fix Reader View not working in Safari on iPhone or iPad. 

  • Here, scroll down and select the Transfer or Reset iPhone/iPad option. 
  • On the next page, tap the Reset option. 
  • Then select the Reset All Settings option. 
  • Enter the device passcode to confirm your selection. 
  • Tap the Reset All Settings option in the pop-up to confirm your selection. 

Reset All Settings on iPhone To Fix Reader View Not Working in Safari

8. Contact Apple Support

One or the other step mentioned in this guide should be able to help fix Reader View/Mode not working on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. However, if the issue hasn’t been resolved yet, you should consider contacting Apple Support . They might know more about the issue and might be able to help fix Reader View not working. 

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When browsing the web, you may encounter cluttered web pages with distracting ads, pop-ups, and complex layouts that hinder your reading experience. Fortunately, modern web browsers offer a solution to this predicament in the form of Reader View. This feature, available in Safari, provides a streamlined, distraction-free reading experience by stripping away unnecessary elements from web pages, leaving behind only the essential content.

Reader View in Safari is a game-changer for individuals who value simplicity and focus when consuming online content. Whether you're delving into a lengthy article, perusing a news story, or researching a topic, Reader View offers a serene environment where you can immerse yourself in the text without the visual noise that often plagues standard web pages.

By activating Reader View, you can bid farewell to the visual clutter that often plagues web pages, allowing you to concentrate on the substance of the content. This feature is particularly beneficial for those who prefer a clean, uncluttered interface and wish to minimize distractions while reading.

In the following sections, we will delve into the intricacies of enabling and customizing Reader View in Safari, exploring its adaptability across different devices. Whether you're using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, Reader View is a versatile tool that can enhance your browsing experience, making it easier and more enjoyable to consume online content. Let's embark on this journey to uncover the full potential of Reader View in Safari and how it can revolutionize the way you engage with web content.

How to Enable Reader View

Enabling Reader View in Safari is a straightforward process that empowers users to transform cluttered web pages into clean, easily digestible content. Whether you're using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, accessing Reader View is a seamless endeavor that enhances your browsing experience. Here's how to activate Reader View on different devices:

Open Safari : Launch the Safari browser on your Mac.

Navigate to a Web Page : Visit a website with an article or content you'd like to read.

Locate the Reader View Icon : Look for the Reader View icon in the address bar, typically represented by four horizontal lines. Click on this icon to activate Reader View.

Enjoy Distraction-Free Reading : Once Reader View is enabled, the web page will transform into a clean, clutter-free layout, allowing you to focus solely on the content.

On iPhone or iPad:

Launch Safari : Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad.

Visit a Web Page : Navigate to a website containing an article or text-based content.

Spot the Reader View Icon : Look for the Reader View icon in the address bar. Tap on this icon to activate Reader View.

Immerse Yourself in the Content : Once Reader View is activated, the web page will undergo a visual transformation, presenting the content in a distraction-free format, optimized for reading.

By following these simple steps, you can seamlessly enable Reader View in Safari across your devices, ensuring a serene and focused reading experience. Whether you're unwinding with an article on your Mac or catching up on the latest news on your iPhone, Reader View empowers you to immerse yourself in the content without the visual clutter that often plagues standard web pages.

Customizing Reader View

Customizing Reader View in Safari allows you to tailor your reading experience to suit your preferences and enhance content accessibility. Once you've activated Reader View, you can further refine the appearance and layout of the content to optimize readability. Here's how you can customize Reader View to align with your specific needs:

Adjusting Text Size and Font

Reader View offers the flexibility to modify the text size and font style according to your comfort and visual acuity. By clicking on the "Aa" icon within Reader View, you can access options to increase or decrease the text size, ensuring that the content is presented in a font size that aligns with your reading preferences. Additionally, you can choose from a selection of font styles to personalize your reading experience, allowing you to engage with the content in a manner that best suits your visual comfort.

Changing Background and Color Settings

In addition to adjusting the text size and font, Reader View enables you to alter the background and color settings to enhance readability. By accessing the "Aa" icon, you can explore different background color options, such as sepia or gray, which can reduce eye strain and improve the overall reading experience. Furthermore, you have the flexibility to customize the text color, ensuring optimal contrast for improved legibility.

Enabling Dark Mode

For users who prefer a darker interface, Safari's Reader View offers a Dark Mode option, which transforms the background to a dark color and the text to a lighter shade. This feature is particularly beneficial for reading in low-light environments, as it reduces glare and minimizes eye strain, fostering a comfortable reading environment.

Utilizing Reader View on Specific Websites

Safari allows you to set specific websites to automatically load in Reader View, streamlining the process of accessing distraction-free content. By right-clicking the Reader View icon in the address bar and selecting "Use Reader Automatically on [Website]," you can ensure that your preferred websites consistently display content in Reader View, providing a seamless and uninterrupted reading experience.

By leveraging these customization options, you can tailor Reader View in Safari to align with your unique preferences, ensuring an optimized and personalized reading experience. Whether you're adjusting text size and font styles, fine-tuning color settings, or enabling Dark Mode, Safari's Reader View empowers you to immerse yourself in online content in a manner that suits your individual needs and enhances overall readability.

Reader View on Different Devices

Reader View in Safari is a versatile feature that seamlessly adapts to different devices, offering a consistent and enhanced reading experience across Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Whether you're unwinding with a captivating article on your Mac or catching up on the latest news on your iPhone, Reader View ensures that you can immerse yourself in the content without the visual clutter that often plagues standard web pages.

Mac Experience

On a Mac, activating Reader View in Safari is a simple endeavor. Once you've launched the Safari browser and navigated to a web page containing an article or text-based content, you can easily spot the Reader View icon in the address bar. By clicking on this icon, the web page undergoes a visual transformation, presenting the content in a clean, distraction-free layout optimized for reading. This streamlined interface allows you to focus solely on the substance of the content, free from the visual noise that often hampers the reading experience on standard web pages.

iPhone and iPad Accessibility

The seamless accessibility of Reader View extends to iPhone and iPad devices, ensuring that you can enjoy a consistent reading experience across your Apple ecosystem. Whether you're using Safari on your iPhone or iPad, activating Reader View is a seamless process. Upon visiting a web page containing an article or textual content, the Reader View icon in the address bar is readily available. Tapping on this icon triggers the transformation of the web page into a clutter-free layout, allowing you to immerse yourself in the content without the distractions commonly associated with standard web pages.

Consistent and Intuitive Interface

Regardless of the device you're using, Reader View in Safari offers a consistent and intuitive interface that prioritizes content accessibility and readability. The seamless transition into a distraction-free reading environment ensures that you can engage with online content in a manner that aligns with your preferences, regardless of the device at hand. This adaptability underscores the user-centric design of Reader View, which aims to provide a serene and focused reading experience across different devices within the Apple ecosystem.

By offering a seamless and consistent experience across Mac, iPhone, and iPad, Reader View in Safari ensures that you can effortlessly immerse yourself in online content, free from the visual clutter that often detracts from the reading experience. This adaptability underscores the user-centric design of Reader View, which aims to provide a serene and focused reading experience across different devices within the Apple ecosystem.

In conclusion, Reader View in Safari stands as a beacon of simplicity and focus in the realm of web browsing. By seamlessly transforming cluttered web pages into clean, distraction-free layouts, Reader View empowers users to immerse themselves in online content without the visual noise that often plagues standard web pages. Whether you're delving into a lengthy article, catching up on the latest news, or conducting research, Reader View offers a serene environment where you can concentrate solely on the substance of the content.

The ability to customize Reader View further amplifies its appeal, allowing users to tailor their reading experience to align with their unique preferences. From adjusting text size and font styles to fine-tuning background and color settings, Reader View offers a range of customization options that enhance content accessibility and readability. Additionally, the option to enable Dark Mode and set specific websites to automatically load in Reader View underscores the adaptability and user-centric design of this feature.

Across different devices within the Apple ecosystem, including Mac, iPhone, and iPad, Reader View maintains a consistent and intuitive interface, ensuring a seamless reading experience regardless of the device at hand. This adaptability underscores the commitment to providing a serene and focused reading environment across various platforms, further solidifying Reader View as a versatile and indispensable tool for individuals who value simplicity and focus when consuming online content.

As we navigate the vast expanse of the internet, Reader View in Safari serves as a steadfast companion, offering respite from the visual clutter and complexities that often accompany web browsing. Its seamless activation process and customizable features make it a valuable asset for individuals seeking a streamlined and immersive reading experience. Whether you're unwinding with an engaging article, conducting research, or catching up on the latest news, Reader View in Safari is a testament to the power of simplicity in enhancing the way we engage with online content.

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Select all feature in safari reader mode

Here is my situation! I use safari reader mode to copy text and paste into a text to speech app to listen to instead of reading when I can read like driving etc.

I had an iPhone 12 Pro Max until a few days ago till I upgraded to a iPhone 14 Pro Max. On my 12pro max I used to be able to go to to reader mode in safari single finger press and hold and it would select a text and then a ribbon would a appear and I could copy but also there was the select all function and it would select all the loaded text in reader mode and from there I would copy.

Now that I have an 14 pro max and I follow through with that same process the select all function is gone!! I heavily really on this select all feature in my daily going’s through my day. Why is it gone? This is a great function and it has not reason to be removed. Is there another way to access it that I’m missing? If not please return this function in an update. There should be no reason for it to be missing. I implore apple to return this function.

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Jun 18, 2023 12:08 PM in response to enja144

Hi enja144,

Steps to select and copy text on iPhone in iOS 16 can be found here: Select, cut, copy, and paste text on iPhone - Apple Support

Select and edit text
1. To select text, do any of the following:
* Select a word:  Double-tap with one finger.
* Select a paragraph:  Triple-tap with one finger.
* Select a block of text:  Double-tap and hold the first word in the block, then drag to the last word.
5. After selecting the text you want to revise, you can type, or tap the selection to see editing options:
* Cut:  Tap Cut or pinch closed with three fingers two times.
* Copy:  Tap Copy or pinch closed with three fingers.
* Paste:  Tap Paste or pinch open with three fingers.
* Select All:  Select all the text in the document.
* Replace:  View suggested replacement text, or have Siri suggest alternative text.
* Format:  Format the selected text.
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A reader argues that the most important reveal at the Xbox business update podcast had less to do with multiformat games and

I’ve seen a lot of people say that the Xbox podcast on Thursday was a non-event and that they didn’t really saying anything major, but I don’t think that’s true. Sure, the talk about multiformat games and new hardware was as vague as it could possibly be but those are just symptoms of what is currently ailing Xbox. The real problem it’s got, as Phil Spencer and co. made clear is that Xbox simply isn’t making enough money.

They may not have said exactly that, but they may as well have, with all the talk of having to focus on growth, attracting larger audiences, and looking for new revenue streams. Selling their consoles and their games doesn’t make enough profit on its own, so now they need to sell them on PlayStation and Switch as well – plus push further into PC and mobile.

This alone proves that this will not be the only multiformat games and that soon enough more high-profile titles will join them. Microsoft is not going to make any money selling Pentiment to PlayStation 5 owners. It probably isn’t even going to make that much with Starfield , it has to be everything, all the time or it just won’t make a difference.

Since I already own all three current consoles (I don’t always but Lady Luck has been kind this gen) I don’t actually care all that much about all the multiformat drama, as interesting as it should be for an industry watcher like me.

I’m more interested in the idea that Microsoft no longer considers console gaming to be enough to balance the books. Sony apparently agrees too, as they started saying almost exactly the same things this week, albeit in an even more roundabout and vague fashion.

(I’ve just got done reading GC’s article on the week’s events and I generally agree with it, especially the comments about Microsoft and Sony’s inept communication lately. How anyone let the Sony president start going on about multiformat games like that, while the topic was doing Xbox so much damage, I have no idea.)

So, while I’m sure there’s many PlayStation fans celebrating the fact that Xbox has essentially dropped out of the console war – not in terms of stopping making hardware, but admitting it needs to sell games on PlayStation to pay the bills – Sony is in the exact same situation. Only instead of releasing their games on Xbox and Switch their solution seems to be live service games.

From that perspective, PlayStation fans are losing a lot more. Starfield or Indiana Jones being on PlayStation doesn’t spoil anything for Xbox owners, in fact it’s a benefit if it means Microsoft has more money to spend on making other games. But Sony has all but given up making the sort of games that made the PlayStation 4 such a success and not only do most fans not seem to want the live service games, but Sony hasn’t managed to release any of them yet anyway.

Xbox hasn’t really lost the console war because there is no console war anymore. Sony outselling the Xbox by 2:1, or more, has gained it nothing because it still has to find alternative means to make money from its games, given the ridiculous sums of money they cost to make now.

Plus, Microsoft are the ones still making lots of traditional non-live service games, not Sony. They might have trouble releasing a good one but they are trying, with lots of games in the pipeline. Instead, it’s Sony that’s acting more like they lost the generation and are having to go away and do something different. No major new games for 12 months? Great… so, why did I buy a PlayStation 5 again?

I’ve noticed a lot of people sticking their heads in the sand, trying to pretend none of this matters, but this week was a milestone for gaming. Not an exciting one, in terms of the reveals themselves or what they imply, but important nonetheless.

Nintendo is now left as the only console manufacturer that makes all its money from selling traditional games, as exclusives, on a console. But who knows whether that will still be true for the Switch 2? Maybe they’ll start talking about multiformat releases and live service games when they announce their new console. I doubt it but that is the way the industry going, whether anyone likes it or not.

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After the shutdown of the buzzy AI news app Artifact from Instagram’s founders, a new app called Bulletin is also now turning to AI to help remove clickbait and summarize the day’s news. Except in this case, users can customize news sources the app features, as you could in any other RSS reader, instead of relying on a curated selection of news, as Artifact did. The AI integration, meanwhile, helps to remove clickbait headlines from your news-reading experience. Plus, with a click of a button, you can access a summary of either the article or even all articles in the feed.

Bulletin was created by developer Shihab Mehboob, a prolific indie developer who recently sold his Mastodon client Mammoth to Mozilla. Notes Mehboob, the app works across Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and even Apple Vision Pro. (An Apple TV version is also coming shortly after launch.)

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Getting started with the news app is simple as it comes with a default set of feeds for different categories of news, including World News, Technology, Entertainment, Business, Sports, Fashion and more. However, you can customize this experience if you choose, by adding or removing feeds from the app’s settings to make it your own.

As you browse the sections, you can opt to improve the titles of news posts using AI — a feature designed to help combat clickbait titles — as well as tap on the “Smart Summary” option to have a ChatGPT-style quick summary of the article’s main points. Mehboob says he’s using OpenAI’s GPT to handle the AI components.

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These options recall some of Artifact’s best features, in that it also offered a variety of AI-powered news summaries, including those in a range of styles, like “explain like I’m five,” or for fun, in Gen Z speak, or using only emojis, among others. Bulletin doesn’t go quite that far, though it does offer an “explain like I’m five” alternative to the default summary style, for those news stories that are more complex, perhaps. Helpfully, it can translate summaries into your local language and offers a native “copy summary” button so you can save or share the news in another app.

Not all headlines benefit from the “Improve Title” clickbait removal option, but in some cases, it can be useful. For instance, a Kotaku article titled “The Most Ambitious Space Game Ever Made Is Free This Weekend” is retitled to the more accurate and complete “No Man’s Sky offers free weekend trial with Omega update.”

Within each news section, you can also get caught up quickly by tapping the AI button at the top right of the screen, whose starlight-shaped icons resemble those used by Google’s Gemini . After tapping, the AI Smart Summary will pop up overlaid on your screen offering a bulleted list of the top news from that section.

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In Bulletin’s settings, you can toggle off the news categories you don’t want to browse, as well as the individual news sources the app includes by default. This also helps you to customize the app’s For You feed, which offers articles from across all sections. But what makes the app handy for power users and heavy news consumers is that you can add any other website that offers an RSS feed to the app, too.

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One quibble with this feature is that you can’t just add the website URL as you can in other RSS readers like Feedly , in order to have the app auto-discover the associated RSS feed. Instead, you’ll need to copy and paste the complete RSS feed’s URL into the box provided. This could present a challenge because many websites today no longer bother featuring the orange RSS icon that directs you to their feed, as RSS has fallen out of fashion. Instead, you often have to discover the RSS feed on your own using a browser plug-in or an RSS reader that can figure out the correct feed for you.

A clever feature is the option to use iOS’s Live Activities to put a news ticker on your Lock Screen (but you can turn this off, if desired.)

Further down the road, Mehboob wants to add support for following social network updates in the app, similar to Tapestry, the new app in development from The Iconfactory, which combines RSS feeds, news alerts and social networks into one interface. Bulletin’s developer tells TechCrunch that Mastodon and Bluesky would “most likely” be his first candidates once he heads in this direction, but didn’t share a time frame.

Bulletin  is free to use but the AI features are not. The anti-clickbait option and the ability to view unlimited AI summaries only come with paid plans, starting at $3.99 per month. A $14.99 per year and a $44.99 lifetime option are also available.

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Apple's mobile browser is packed with features. They make it easier to track and read online content, protect your privacy, and keep things organized. Here's a list of the best features that all iPhone owners need to know about.

Apple launched the iCloud Private Relay beta in 2021, as a way of anonymizing web traffic in the Safari browser. You can use iCloud Private Relay if you pay for any tier of iCloud (known as an iCloud+ subscription ) or use Apple One .

Private Relay isn't a VPN, and you can't use both a VPN and iCloud Private Relay at the same time. The service works by sending web requests over two hops: the first (operated by Apple) can see your IP address but encrypts your request and DNS records, while the second (operated by a third party) assigns a random IP address and decrypts your web request.

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The idea is that neither Apple nor the third party can connect the dots and know who is visiting a specific website. The service has had its hiccups with unclear error messages , unscheduled downtime , and some carriers taking a dislike to the service . But it works as advertised most of the time, so it's worth turning on if you're concerned about privacy.

Enable iCloud Private Relay (or turn it off) by launching the Settings app and tapping on your name at the top of the screen. From here navigate to iCloud > iCloud Private Relay and enable the service.

Related: How to Use iCloud+ Private Relay

Safari gained the ability to use extensions with the arrival of iOS 15. This allows you to vastly expand the capabilities of Apple's browser with third-party add-ons, though you'll need to go through Apple's channels to do so.

You'll find Safari extensions in the App Store. Launch the App Store app then tap on "Apps" at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the "Safari Extensions" category under Top Categories (tap "See All" if it's not visible). From here you can install extensions just as you would any other app.

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Many apps are bundled with Safari extensions (just like Apple Watch apps and Home screen widgets ). You can enable or disable these under Settings > Safari > Extensions. This includes content blockers (for blocking online advertisements and trackers) plus regular extensions that expand on the browser's core functionality.

We've put together a list of our favorite Safari for iPhone and iPad extensions , which allow you to do things like enable picture-in-picture video anywhere, disable Google AMP webpages , and bring dark mode to websites that don't explicitly support it.

Safari has a few privacy settings that you may have already enabled, but it's worth checking they're on if you're concerned about online privacy. Head to Settings > Safari and scroll down to the "Privacy & Security" section.

You can enable "Prevent Cross-Site Tracking" to block advertisers and their cookies from tracking you across the web. This, in theory, prevents advertisers from building up a profile of you based on the websites you visit. Safari was the first mainstream browser to block third-party cookies by default.

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You can also enable " Hide IP Address " if you're using iCloud Private Relay to prevent both trackers and websites from seeing this information. This feature attempts to foil advertisers' attempts to profile you based on your IP.

You can also disable "Privacy Preserving Ad Measurement" (which is on by default) to further limit tracking. While the feature may sound like something you should leave on, it's a way of sharing information with advertisers about your interactions in a "private" way.

Related: How to Optimize Safari for Maximum Privacy

You can enable Reader mode on most websites by tapping and holding the "AA" button to the left of a website URL in Safari's Address bar. You can also tap this button and then choose "Show Reader" if you'd rather do it in two taps. When you do this, Safari will strip out everything except the content on the webpage and present it to you in a customizable format.

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This is great for several reasons. To start with, it eliminates irritating advertisements (including ones that refresh while you're trying to read, shifting the content up and down the page). It also strips out formatting or website styles that may make it harder to read, like odd font choices and distracting colors.

You can customize Reader by tapping on the "AA" icon in the URL bar and choosing a font, background color, and text size using the small and large "A" buttons. To exit Reader, choose "Hide Reader" from this menu or long-press the "AA" button again. By choosing a dark background you can read websites in the dark without being blinded, a must-have for late-night long reads in bed.

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It's an accessibility feature as much as it is a convenience, and Safari will remember your Reader settings until the next time you use it.

If you tap on the "AA" button in the website URL bar (while visiting a website) you will see a "Website Settings" option. Tap on it and you can force Reader every time using the "Use Reader Automatically" or always request the desktop version of a website using the "Request Desktop Website" toggle.

These are useful if you always find yourself using Reader (to get around annoying adverts) or avoiding a particular mobile website due to its limited functionality. Reader should only kick in on pages that make sense, so for example a website's home page which has no content beyond headlines should function as normal while tapping through to an article will trigger Reader mode for you.

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You can also preempt any Camera, Microphone, and Location access prompts by always allowing or outright denying a particular website access to these permissions. Safari will remember your settings for each website. To make changes to these settings, head to Settings > Safari and scroll down to the "Settings for Websites" section.

Related: How to Check Which Websites Can Access Your Location in Safari

Sometimes you might visit a website or be sent a link to an interesting article that you simply don't have time to read right now. It might even be a product website you want to explore, or a video hosted somewhere online. This is where Reading List comes in, allowing you to save websites for later.

You can access the "Add to Reading List" option via the long-press menus that pop up when you hold your finger down on a link. This could be in Safari on a webpage, in a Messages window, and via the Share sheet in apps like Twitter. You can also use the Share button in Safari to access this option while the web page is open.

Use Safari's Reading List to save web pages for later

You'll find all of these links accessible within Safari by tapping on the "Bookmarks" button in the bar at the bottom of the screen, then tapping on the Reading List tab (it looks like a pair of glasses). If you have a Mac or an iPad, your Reading List will sync between devices.

Keeping tabs organized can be a real drag if you aren't using Safari's grouping features. This allows you to create labeled groups for tabs so you can recall and dismiss browsing sessions on demand.

Tab View button on Safari for iOS

To set up your groups, launch Safari then tap on the tab view button in the bottom-right corner of the screen to display all of your tabs. From here, tap on the label at the bottom of the screen, it will say something like "10 Tabs" (depending on how many you have open).

Move to iPhone tab group

Now you can create a new empty tab group, or create a new tab group with all open tabs. Your main browsing session can be found at the top of this list, just above the "Private" label. Add a tab to a group by long-pressing the tab view button in the bottom-right corner of Safari. You can also move tabs en-masse to a new or existing tab group .

Private browsing has many uses, the most obvious being not leaving a trail of websites you've visited in your history, cookies, or website data. But the feature is also useful for starting new sessions with websites that may have profiled you, like when you're limited to five free articles on a news website and you've reached your limit.

New Private Tab shortcut in Safari for iOS

You can access a private browsing session under the tab view button in the bottom-right corner of Safari. You can also quickly switch to and from your "Private" session by long-pressing this button. From your home screen, tap and hold Safari then choose "New Private Tab" to jump straight to a new tab in your "Private" session.

Related: How to Use Safari Private Browsing on an iPhone or iPad

Do you use any websites like a web app? Some services, like Xbox Cloud Gaming, must be launched in a browser window and Safari's "Add to Home" option provides the most elegant method of doing so. Many websites function as if they were standalone apps, occupying a slot in the iPhone multitasker and lacking Safari's UI.

Add To Home Screen functionality in Safari for iOS

Others operate as simple bookmarks you can launch from your home screen , which might not be to everyone's taste but can be handy nonetheless.

Related: How to Add a Website to Your iPhone or iPad Home Screen

You can speed up your checkout process by configuring your AutoFill settings under Settings > Safari > AutoFill. Here you can nominate your personal Contact entry in your address book to pull in information like your address and other contact details, making it easier to complete purchases.

You can also use this menu to save your credit card information via the "Saved Credit Cards" option . Here you can add a new card, as well as get rid of any old ones that may have expired or been canceled.

Add Credit Card to Safari on iPhone

Finally, there's Apple Pay which will appear on supported websites . This allows you to check out in record time, letting you nominate a delivery address, shipping option, and contact details all from one tidy pop-up window. Head to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay to add your card and get started.

Related: How to View Saved Credit Card Numbers in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Being able to change your default search engine might not seem like a knockout feature, but there are all sorts of reasons to switch to DuckDuckGo . Not only does the search engine respect your privacy far more than Google, but it also lets you use "bangs" to limit your search to certain services (or even jump straight to Google if you need it).

Change Safari search engine on iPhone

You can change your iPhone's default search engine to DuckDuckGo under Settings > Safari > Search Engine.

Safari is packed full of features that can make your life easier. With an iPhone or iPad running a modern version of Safari you can  download files , force your browser to ignore apps , store and access passwords , and block pop-up windows .

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“i got a little blood on me”: a makeup artist legend looks back on ‘rocky’ and ‘star trek’.

Michael Westmore, a Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild honoree, recalls when Stallone took him to fights for research and how he created a "whole city’s worth" of aliens.

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Fight club: Sylvester Stallone (second from left) with Carl Weathers (who died Feb. 1) in Rocky.

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What do you remember about working with Carl Weathers on  Rocky ?

Carl was amazing, such a nice man, he would do anything — he wore the rubber faces, the bruises — and he and Stallone were constantly playing around. He was always laughing, always had good humor. It’s like if you had degrees of people, Carl would be one of the people on top. He was such a wonderful person.

What was the research process like for Rocky ?

I had to do so much. [Stallone even] took me to the fights. I had never been to a fight. Well, we were so close, I got a little blood on me. And I said, “OK, I don’t think I need anymore research for that.”

Tell us about doing the makeup for the final fight.

I had to put a hair dryer in each one’s [Stallone and Weathers] hand. I would be working on one while the other one was drying himself. I was running back and forth, doing both of them at the same time. There were cheek pieces and eye pieces, and then a lot of it I would do just with color and makeup and then putting red splotches on their bodies because of the body blows. … I worked for Sly for eight years; we became really good friends. My whole career’s been very collaborative.

What was it like to be part of the Star Trek universe? 

What are your thoughts on AI’s potential use in your field?

When it comes down to it, there’s something about putting people mechanically into something or using a real person. People go to the movies to see the movie stars and love that. I think it’s an experiment now and they’re just going to have to see what happens. If it totally took over, it would be the end of an era.

Tell us about your documentary project, based on your 2017 book, Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek, the Amazing Creations of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore .

For the past two years, we have been interviewing a lot of people. It’s wonderful because it gives me a chance to sit down and really have a conversation. We’re going to have a 10-hour movie when we’re through! I think it’s something on a bucket list I wasn’t planning on. 

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