How to Enable Reader Simplified View Mode in Chrome Android?

Learn how to enable the reader view for blog articles in Chrome Android. The simplified view will remove cluttered text and ads for a cleaner reading view.

I read and consume a lot of content online. Especially blogs and a few news websites to keep me updated with the latest trends. In recent years, I have noticed that most of these news sites are annoying users and ruining the experience with irrelevant popups, related articles, and intrusive ads. Hence, I curiously searched for a way to bypass these annoying elements. Finally, I found a solution using the Show Simplified View option.

The simplified view is basically the chrome reader mode that changes the website’s look and feels to make it simpler to consume.

The simplified view option is only available on the supported website. You can also modify the text formatting, size, background color, font size, and overall appearance of a simplified text.

The best benefit of using a simplified view is to read without distraction or any intrusive ads. Only the main article content and related images are loaded and rest is blocked.

Learn how to enable reader mode in chrome android with show simplified view option —

How to Enable Reader View in Chrome Android?

Enabling the simplified view or also known as the reader’s view is quite simple and easy on the chrome android browser. Just enable the checkbox to get the options bar to show a simplified view option.

Here are the steps to enable simplified view in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap onvertical 3dots icon menu icon for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the available list.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Accessibility menu.
  5. Enable the checkbox against the Simplified view for web pages.
  6. Open any website or news article in Chrome for Android.
  7. Tap on the bar at the bottom saying Show simplified view.

Simplified view for web pages

The article or new page will automatically load in a simplified view.

Simplified readers mode on Chrome Android

If you want to change the appearance like background color, font type, text size zooming, etc. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu in simplified view mode and select the Appearance menu for the customization.

I personally feel the simplified view or reader mode can be best used on the news website that is bombarded with all stupid popups and irrelevant ads.

How to Disable Chrome Android Simplified View?

The show simplified view options will pop-up on every valid website that can be enabled for reader view. It’s sometimes annoying and also takes up little space. Hence, you can always stop the reader’s view bar in chrome android.

Here are the steps to disable simplified view (or reader mode) in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu icon for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the available list.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Accessibility menu.
  5. Disable the checkbox against the Simplified view for web pages.

This will disable chrome show simplified view bottom bar and also won’t load the page in reader mode on android.

Video on Simplified Reader Mode in Chrome Android

Video tutorial on enabling the simplified readers’ mode in Chrome for Android. These settings do not hurt eyes and also block all the intrusive ads and page elements.

How to Enable Reader Simplified View Mode in Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line — Chrome Android Show Simplified View

The show simplified view is really helpful and make browsing less painful on the mobile browser. You can read a long-form content without strain on the eye. It also eliminates useless popups and ad banners that distract reading.

A similar option is not available on a chrome computer browser. I wish the chrome developers add the feature to enable reader mode or simplified view even on the desktop browser. However, the reader view is available on the safari browser and firefox browser.

Do you enjoy the reader mode in chrome android? What is your favorite part of this feature?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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3 Responses

  1. Frances Bullock says:

    I really appreciate being able to go to Simplified View in Chrome, and the YouTube instructions are very helpful.

    Android User

  2. Leo Newburn says:

    How can I toggle Reader view off when I want?

    • Kushal Azza says:

      A simple way to ignore that pop-up bar that helps to enable the Reader View. Please note that the pop-up only appears on Simplified View compatible sites – like News or Blog sites and even Wiki.

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