Adding web pages to Safari’s Reading List is useful whether or not you’re connected to the internet. The steps are similar on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
- Launch Safari and open a web page you’d like to read.
- Tap the Share button (square with an upward arrow icon)
- Select “Add to Reading List” from the list of options.
If this is the first time you’re accessing the feature, you may see a pop-up message that will ask if you want to automatically save articles added to the Reading List for offline reading. Choose “Save Automatically” so that anything you save in the list going forward will be downloaded onto your Apple device. If you don’t see the pop-up, you can enable offline reading by going to your iOS gadget’s “Settings,” scrolling down and tapping “Safari,” then enabling “Automatically Save Offline” under the “Reading List” section.
If you are reading an article that has embedded links you’d like to go through later, you can also add them to the Reading List without opening them or interrupting your current read. Just long-press the link and select “Add to Reading List” from the menu that pops up onscreen.
To view any web page saved into the Safari Reading List, simply launch the app, tap the bookmark button (open book icon) and navigate to the Reading list tab (eyeglasses icon). To find the article link you’d like to view, you can click on “Show All” to view a complete list of added links, or “Show Unread” to isolate pages that you have not viewed and start reading. Once you’re done, pull up the Reading List again via the bookmark icon, go to the right tab, and swipe left to delete it from the list or swipe right to mark the page as unread.