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Enable Reader Simplified View in Chrome on Android

Are you looking to enable the reading mode in the Chrome browser app? Learn how to enable the reader mode for blogs and news articles on your Android.

The Reader mode in the Chrome app is known as the simplified view. It removes unwanted design elements and advertisements from the text-heavy site and converts it into a plain, readable format.

You can toggle the button in the Accessibility settings menu to make reader mode available across the pages.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to enable reading mode in the Google Chrome browser.

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How to Enable Reader Simplified View Mode in Chrome Android?

Enable Reader Simplified Mode

Enabling the simplified view is simple and easy. Just enable the check box that shows a simplified view option under the accessibility settings page. Here are the steps to do so:

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

The article or new page will automatically load in the reader’s view.

Simplified readers mode on Chrome Android

Suppose you want to change the appearance, like background color, font type, text size zooming, etc. Tap on the More vertical 3dots icon menu in simplified view mode and select the Appearance menu that leads to the customizations.

The simplified view or reader mode can be best used on a news website bombarded with stupid popups and irrelevant ads.

Disable the Reader Mode

The show simplified view options will pop up on every good website that can be enabled for the reader’s view.

It becomes annoying sometimes 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 it:

  1. Launch the Chrome app for Android.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots 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 check box against the Simplified view for web pages.

It will disable the browser from showing a View in the simplified mode bar and won’t load the page in reader mode.

Bottom Line

Reader mode is beneficial and makes browsing less painful on the mobile browser. You can read long-form content without strain on your eyes. It also eliminates useless popups and ad banners that distract reading.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with 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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