How to Save Articles for Later Using Safari’s Reading List?

While surfing through the internet, we come across some articles or pieces of information that are useful or interesting to us. A browser like Chrome does not have any built-in feature to save that piece for future reading. We have to use a third-party application like Pocket for that functionality. But with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, we get the Safari browser. The Safari has a built-in Reading List feature that lets users save any article for future use.

The continuity of Apple products is embedded in this built-in feature too. If you use the Reading List feature to save an article on your iPhone, you can later access this article through the reading list using your Mac or iPad. But how do you exactly use this feature on your Safari Web browser? That is what we will see here in this article. We have compiled a simple step-by-step guide for the entire process. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.


How to save an article for later using Safari’s reading list?

Reading list is not available only to store articles. One can even save links to this reading list. And Safari is available on iPhones, iPad, and Mac, but the interface is different. So even the process of using Safari’s reading list is different for them.

How to Use Reading List in Safari on iOS and iPadOS?

  • Launch the Safari application on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Open up the page that you want to save in your reading list.
  • Tap on the Share button from the toolbar.
  • Choose the option “Add to Reading List.”

Alternatively, you can quickly add a page to the reading list by tapping and holding the Bookmarks button and choosing the “Add to Reading List” option in the pop-up.

As mentioned above, we can even add links to the reading list section. To do that, press and hold a link and choose the option “Add to Reading List.” This will quickly add the selected link to your Reading List.

Now, to access the Reading List tab in Safari,

  • tap on the Bookmarks icon from the toolbar.
  • Switch over to the Reading List tab (the one with the glasses as an icon).
  • Now tap on any saved page or article in this Reading List, and it will open up in the Reader View. Here, you will find different customization options too.

If you feel like your Reading List is getting filled with many old articles and links you are done viewing, you can choose to delete them. To do that, swipe left from the page link that you want to delete and tap on the “Delete” button that shows up on the right. And to delete multiple old articles and links, tap the “Edit” button present at the bottom of the page, select the pages or links you want to delete, and tap on the “Delete” button.

How to Use Reading List in Safari on Mac?

The process to access or edit the Reading list is different in Safari for Mac. But the feature on offer stays the same.

  • Launch the Safari application on your Mac.
  • Open up the page that you want to save in your reading list.
  • Go to your URL bar and tap the “+” icon button. This will add that page to your list.

To quickly add any link to your Reading List, right-click on the link and choose the “Add Link to Reading List” option.

To access your reading list, you will have to use your sidebar. Click on the Sidebar button from the top toolbar and then choose the Reading List tab. Then you will receive your entire Reading List with all the articles and links in one place. Click on any entry, and you will be able to access it in the Reader view or even customize it to your liking.

To remove an entry from the Reading List, right-click on the entry and choose the “Remove item” option.

How to use Reading List offline on iOS and iPadOS?

By default, the Reading List feature does not let you download the articles for offline usage. However, a setting in the iPhone and iPad lets users store and save articles and links even in an offline mode.

  • Open up Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap on Safari.
  • Under the “Reading List” section, turn on the toggle for the “Automatically Save Offline” option.

Now your device will be able to automatically save all Reading List items from iCloud for offline reading.

How to use Reading List offline on Mac?

It works similarly on a Mac too.

  • Open up Safari on your Mac.
  • Click the “Safari” button from the top menu bar and choose the “Preferences” option.
  • Go to the Advanced tab and check the box next to “Save Articles for Offline Reading Automatically.”

Now you know how to add items to the reading list, access the different saved links and articles, and delete the older ones(if required). We have even included instructions on using this feature in an offline mode for both iPhone and Mac users.

If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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