Enable or Disable Reader Mode in Safari for iPhone and iPad for the Ultimate Book-Like Reading Experience on Any Website

Uzair Ghani
Enable and use Safari Reader Mode on iPhone and iPad

You can enable Reader mode in website for ad-free and book-like reading in Safari for both iPhone and iPad. Here's how it works.

Turn Any Website into a Book with Reader Mode for iPhone and iPad in Safari

Safari features a built-in 'Reader' mode which takes away all the distractions from a website to give you a clean, book-like reading experience with key images and text only. You even have the option to adjust the color of the background to something soothing for the eyes and adjust font to your liking too. It's an amazing way to get a book-like reading experience without the need to fight with the website you're doing the reading on.

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If you're new to the iPhone or iPad and want to experience how Reader mode works in Safari, then we will help you get to grips with it. Just pick up your iPhone or iPad now and here's what you need to do.


Step 1. First of all, open the website or article which you want to view in Reader mode. For the sake of this tutorial I'll be using one of the articles we've posted here on the website.

Step 2. In the address bar tap on aA button. Check out the screenshot below for more details.

Note: On the iPad, the address bar is at the top in Safari.

Step 3. Tap on Show Reader. The website will instantly transform into a book-like page.

Step 4. Tap on the aA button again if you want to change the color of the page or adjust font size or even change the font itself. You even have the option to enable dark mode while reading, which is perfect for times when you're in bed and about to go to sleep but have to get those last words in without putting strain on your eyes.

Step 5. In order to turn off Reader mode, tap on the aA button again and then tap on Hide Reader.

Features like these can really make browsing experience that much better. There are similar features in pretty much every web browser out there, but if you're the one who wants to stick with Safari in the coming months or years, then it is a great idea to know how Reader mode works, making your reading experience way better than how it is reading directly off any website.

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