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Download Pages for Offline Access in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Offline pages are beneficial when we are disconnected from the network. Safari browser offers the option to add the webpage link to the reading list, which will auto-download the page for offline access.

We can manage the reading list and remove the pages from downloads once we finish the read.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Add a Page to the Reading List

The page added to the reading list is automatically downloaded and stored in the browser. It downloads the page content and images along with other elements that help in rendering the page without the internet. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Safari app on iOS/iPadOS.
  2. Open the Website URL that you want to save for offline reading.
  3. Tap on the Share icon on the screen.
  4. Choose the Add to Reading List command.
    Add to Reading list for Offline access in Safari on iOSThe page will be added to reading list and auto-downloaded in background.

It will automatically download the webpage in Safari Offline mode, and you can access the page without an internet connection. The safari offline reading feature comes in handy when traveling long.

View the Offline Page

The offline pages are available within the Reading List section. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on iOS/iPadOS.
  2. Tap on the Library open book icon on the Safari window.
  3. Select the View eyeglasses icon icon or Reading List tab for the list.
  4. Tap on the Webpage from the list to continue offline reading.
    Offline Reading list in Safari for iPadOS

You can delete the downloaded page once you read it to free up the device’s memory space. Just tap on the Edit command at the bottom and hit on the sign to confirm the deletion.

Bottom Line

The Safari browser reading list or offline downloaded pages is helpful when off-network. It will help in keeping you busy even when you do not have enough network coverage.

Similarly, you can save page for offline access on the Safari on Mac. There are two ways to save a webpage offline within the computer browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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