Whether you’re underground between subway stops, caught in a dead zone, or your internet is out, the most reliable way to catch up on your digital reading is to make sure it’s downloaded and accessible offline.
If you have an iPhone or iPad linked to an iCloud account, you can save articles to your Reading List for later reading offline using a feature buried in Settings. Let’s explore how to do this.
This is for iPhone and iPad using Safari browser
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Enable the Reading List
First we need to make sure iCloud is set up to save your Safari bookmarks and Reading List. To do that, open Settings and tap on your name at the very top. Refer to below image:
Next, tap iCloud. See below image:
In iCloud settings, scroll down until you see Safari. Tap the toggle (it will turn green) to enable if it’s not already on. See following image:
Return back to the Settings main screen. Scroll down to the Safari option and tap to open. Note! This is a different setting than the one mentioned above. Refer to below image:
Now, scroll down to the Downloads option and ensure that iCloud Drive option is selected. In my example, the option is selected. See below image:
If not selected, tap the Downloads option and select iCloud Drive from the two available options. See following image:
Continue to scroll down until you find the Reading List section. There you will see the toggle for Automatically Save Offline. Simply enable this toggle. When enabled, the toggle color will turn green. Refer to below image:
Save to the Reading List
Now exit Settings and launch Safari. Whenever you’d like to save a web page to your Reading List for offline viewing, tap on the Share button at the bottom of your screen. See below image:
A pop-up menu will appearr. Select the Add To Reading List option. See following image:
View Your Reading List
To view your Reading List later, tap the Bookmarks button at the bottom of your screen. Refer to below image:
Now, tap on the tab that looks like a pair of glasses in the uipper center of your screen. See below image:
From here, you can tap on any one of the items you’ve saved and it should load even if no internet connection is available. See following image for my offline reading list:
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