Not all web pages are created equal. Some web articles contain unnecessary formatting and media. Safari’s Reader Mode on iPhone, iPad, and Mac cleans up the article text. You can even set the feature up to automatically open all articles directly in the Reader View.
Turn on Reader View on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
If you’re new to Reader Mode, here’s the rundown. When you open a supported page (most articles on the web are supported) on Safari for iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you will see an “aA” button in the URL bar.
On your iPhone or iPad, simply tap and hold this button to enter Reader View. You can also tap on the “aA” button and choose the “Show Reader View” option.
On your Mac, the Reader View icon looks like a web page. You’ll find it on the left edge of the URL bar.
You can improve your reading experience by increasing the font size or changing the font or theme.
Automatically Open Articles in Reader Mode on iPhone and iPad
Once you start using the Reader View feature, you are bound to wonder, “Why can’t all articles look like this?” While you can’t change how websites are designed, you can have Safari load up every article automatically in Reader View.
What’s cool is that this even works in an app that uses Safari’s built-in browser. So, for instance, if you tap a link in the Twitter app, it will open directly in Safari’s Reader View.
You can enable this feature from Settings. On your iPhone or iPad, open the “Settings” app to get started.
Choose the “Safari” app.
Now, go to the “Reader” section.
Toggle on the “All Websites” option.
Now, when you open any web article in Safari, it will open directly in Reader View.
Safari also lets you exclude particular websites from the automatic Reader View feature. To do this, open the website that you want to exclude, and then tap the “aA” button. Here, choose the “Website Settings” option.
Now, tap the toggle next to the “Use Reader Automatically” option to disable the feature for the website.
You can view a list of all the websites that are excluded from Reader View by going to Settings > Safari > Reader. Here, you can reenable websites if you want.
Automatically Open Articles in Reader Mode on Mac
The process for enabling Reader View for all articles is different on Mac. On your Mac, open the Safari app. Then, click the “Safari” button from the top menu bar and choose the “Preferences” option.
Go to the “Websites” tab and select the “Reader” option from the sidebar.
From the bottom of the window, click the dropdown next to the “When Visiting Other Websites” button and choose the “On” option.
Now, all supported articles will automatically open in Reader View.
If you want to disable this feature for a particular website, open the website in Safari, right-click the Reader View button from the URL bar, and then uncheck the “Use Reader View Automatically on (Website Name)” option.
If you want to see a list of all websites where you have disabled this feature, you can go to Safari Preferences > Websites > Reader. From here, you can reenable the feature for particular websites.
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