Do you enjoy reading when you are on the go but have a bad network signal? If you have an iPhone or iPad linked to an iCloud account, you can save items to your reading list for later reading offline using a feature buried in Settings. Here’s how.
How to activate the reading list offline
Before the offline reading list can work, we need to make sure iCloud is configured to save your Safari bookmarks and reading list. To do so, open “Settings”; and tap your name at the top.
Then click “iCloud.”
In iCloud settings, scroll down until you see “Safari” and tap the switch to turn it on. If it is already on (the switch turns green), leave it as is.
Now we need to enable the offline reading list option. Press back twice in the upper left corner of the screen until you return to the main settings page.
Scroll down until you see “Safari” and tap it. Navigate to the end of the Safari settings screen until you find the “Reading List” section. Press the switch next to “Automatically save offline” so that it is green and turns on.
How to use the reading list in Safari
Now exit Settings and start Safari. To save a web page to your offline reading list, click the “Share” button (which looks like a square with an arrow coming out of it).
In the menu that appears, select “Add to reading list.”
To see your reading list later, tap the bookmarks button in Safari (which looks like an open book) and then tap the tab that looks like glasses.
From there, you can tap on any of the items you have saved and it should be uploaded – even if no internet connection is available. Happy reading!
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