How to Add a Web Page to Chrome’s Reading List for iPhone and iPad

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android.

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September 15, 2021

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android. For this blog post, we will explore this feature for the iPhone and iPad.

This is for the iPhone and iPad using Google Chrome

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Chrome for iPhone and iPad has two different ways to add web pages to your Reading List. It can either be done from Chrome or from another app.

Method 1 – Within Chrome

First, find a page to save for later, and then tap the Share icon in the address bar. Refer to below image:

Reading 1
Accessing the Share icon

Next, select Read Later from the menu. See below image:

Reading 2
Selecting Read Later option

That’s it! The page is now in your Reading List.

Method 2 – Use an App

The second method allows you to add things to the list from outside of Chrome. Now, find a news article or story that you would like to read later in any app. In our example, we are using Apple News. Next, find the Share icon in the app and tap it. See following image:

Reading 3
Accessing the Share icon

Now, find Chrome in the app row and select it. If you do not see Chrome, tap the three-dot More menu. Refer to below image:

Reading 4
Finding the Chrome app

Now, find Chrome from the app list and tap it. See below image:

Reading 5
Selecting Chrome app

Next, from the Chrome menu, tap Read Later. See following image:

Reading 6
Selecting Read Later option

To access the Reading List on your iPhone or iPad, first, open Chrome and tap the three-dot Menu icon at the bottom. Refer to below image:

Reading 7
Accessing the Menu icon

Next, select Reading List from the menu. You will notice a number that indicates unread pages. See below image:

Reading 8
Accessing Reading List option

Now, the Reading List will open with Unread pages at the top and Pages You’ve Read at the bottom. Pages marked with a green check are ready to read offline. See following image:

Reading 9
Your Reading List

Next, tap Edit in the bottom corner to manage the list. Refer to below image:

Reading 10
Selecting to Edit your Reading List

From here, you can select pages and delete or mark them as read. See below image:

Reading 11
Selecting Delete or Mark as Read option

The Reading List is a nice, simple alternative to apps that provide similar services. It all happens right inside of Chrome without any additional software.

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How to Use Chrome Reading List on iPhone and iPad

Google Chrome’s Reading List feature can help you save articles for later, so you never miss something good.

Google Chrome’s Reading List feature can help you save articles for later, so you never miss something good.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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What Is the Reading List

The Reading List is exactly what it sounds like; a list of things to read. It’s a similar concept to the bookmarks that we have used in web browsers, but with a more focused purpose.

Instead of saving an article or story to a folder in your bookmarks, you can put it in the Reading List. The list syncs to your Google account if you are logged into Chrome, so it’s available on your desktop and smartphone. That makes it a little easier to access than bookmarks.

The other benefit over bookmarks is the offline feature. Pages saved to your Reading List can be read without an internet connection at your convenience. You do need an internet connection to add to the list.

First Method

Chrome for iPhone and iPad offers two ways to add pages to your Reading List. It can be done from Chrome or from another app.

For the first method, first, open Chrome on your iPhone or iPad and find a page to save for later. Now, tap the Share icon in the upper right-hand corner. Refer to below image:

Reading 1
Accessing the Share icon

Next, select Read Later from the menu. See below image:

Reading 2
Selecting the Read Later option

That’s it! The page is in your Reading List.

Second Method

For the second method, find a web page or link that you would like to read later in any app. Now, tap the Share icon in upper right-hand corner. See following image:

Reading 3
Accessing the Share icon

Next, find Chrome in the app row and select it. Refer to below image:

Reading 4
Selecting the Chrome app

Now, from the Chrome menu, tap Read Later. See below image:

Reading 5
Selecting the Read Later option

Next, to access the Reading List on your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome and tap the three-dot menu icon at the very bottom right-hand corner. See following image:

Reading 6
Accessing the menu icon

Accessing Your Reading List

Now, select the Reading List option from the menu. The number indicates unread pages. Refer to below image:

Reading 7
Selecting your Reading List option

Next, the Reading List will open with Unread pages at the top and Pages You’ve Read (if any) at the bottom. Pages marked with a green check are ready to read offline. See below image where we have only one Unread page:

Reading 8
Viewing your Unread page(s)

Now, tap Edit in the bottom right-hand corner to manage the list. See following image:

Reading 9
Selecting the Edit link

From here, you can select page(s) and delete or mark them as read. To mark them as read, checkmark an entry and tap the Mark Read blue link at the bottom of your screen. Refer to below image:

Reading 10
Marking page(s) as Read

If you want to mark page(s) as Unread, checkmark an entry and tap the Mark Unread blue link at the bottom of your screen. See below image:

Reading 11
Marking page(s) as Unread

The Reading List is a great feature if you use Chrome on multiple devices. Rather than depending on a separate third-party app, you can save websites for later reading right inside the browser.

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“The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.”

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That’s it. Have fun with your Reading List. Please feel free to share this post! One way to share is via Twitter.

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