Read articles in a pleasant and uncluttered setting. Here's how!

If you like to get most of your news on the web, then you've likely struggled with reading things on your iPhone or iPad, since ads and menus can clutter up the page. Reader View in Safari allows you to view web pages without all that clutter and you can even change the font, font size, and page color to better suit your reading habits and vision.

Here's how to use Reader View in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

How to enable Reader View

When you're on a website that supports Reader View on your iPhone or iPad, the address bar at the top of the screen will say "Reader View Available" when you arrive at the site. If it's not there, then it can't be used.

  1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  2. Navigate to the website you'd like to read.
  3. Tap the Reader button on the left of the address bar. It looks like a series of stacked lines.

    Launch Safari, navigate to a website, tap the Reader button

Reader View is now enabled. You'll notice that much of the color and animations will be removed and you'll see a simple screen of text.

To disable Reader View, just tap the Reader button again.

How to change the font and font size in Reader View

  1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  2. Navigate to the website you'd like to read.
  3. Tap the Reader button on the left of the address bar. It looks like a series of stacked lines.
  4. Tap the A's on the right of the address bar.

    Launch Safari, tap the Reader button, tap the font button

  5. Tap either of the A's that appear in the menu to change the font to one of two sizes.
  6. Tap one of the eight font choices.

    Tap a font size and tap a font

How to change the page color in Reader View

If you reader better when text is light and the page is dark, you can change things to your liking.

  1. Launch Safari from your Home screen.
  2. Navigate to the website you'd like to read.
  3. Tap the Reader button on the left of the address bar. It looks like a series of stacked lines.
  4. Tap the A's on the right of the address bar.
  5. Tap one of the four page color choices: white, beige, gray, or black.

     Tap the Reader button, tap the font button, tap a page color option

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