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How to Enable Reader Mode in Safari iPhone/iPad

Learn how to enable the reader views in the Safari on iPhone and iPad devices. The simplified readers' view helps in removing useless text and ad banners.

The Safari browser on iPhone and iPad offers an option to switch to reader mode for the text to be displayed in a simplified format. The readers modified automatically disable the ads and unwanted design elements, which can cause a distraction while reading. You can customize the background color, font, and text size in reader-view mode.

Reader Mode on Safari browser

Most news websites are bombarding us with ads and sponsored links. We cannot differentiate between the actual website and sponsored content, making it difficult to digest the new articles.

Hence, to resolve this stupidity and make the content readable without distraction, the Safari browser has a feature known as Reader Mode. It looks similar to the Amazon Kindle book and feels like we are reading a novel.

All we need is to enable the Reader View safari wherever applicable, and the website will be automatically loaded in plain text format without intrusive ads.

Reader View also offers customization, like changing the background color and choosing the different font types and sizes.

Enable the Reader Mode

You can easily enable the reader simplified view in the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad with a single tap on the Show Reader View within the URL bar. Here are the steps to enable the readers:

  1. Launch the Safari app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the website URL that you want to request to show the reader view
  3. Tap on the AA icon within the URL bar.
  4. From the available list, select the Show Reader View option.
    Show Readers View in Safari iPhone or iPad

This will enable the readers to view any textual content or blog post within the Safari browser, including news websites.

For better readability, you can customize the display text size, font type, and background color.

Customize Readers View in Safari iPhone or iPad

You can quickly turn off the reader’s view from the same option where you’ve enabled it. This will switch back to normal website mode.

Bottom Line

The Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad offers readers a view of Safari with great customization per your needs. We can change the background color and fonts and adjust the font size. It also removes the ads and other design customization, making it clean and straightforward to read.

Similarly, you can enable the reader mode on a Safari Mac computer. Like Safari on iPhone, Safari on Mac offers the option to change the background color, font, and text size in reader mode.

Let us know what you think of having a reader mode within the Safari browser. And what website do you generally use for the reader’s view?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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