iPad Safari Reader Mode

The web is full of clutter – ads, share buttons, navigation menus, comments, et cetera. Sometimes we want to read an article without all those distractions, and Safari on iPad allows us to do just that. Take a look at this news article on Reuters:

Screenshot of Reuters webpage on iPad

Less than 40% of the visible page is actual article content. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to remove the clutter from the screen without trying to scroll down and zoom to an acceptable level.

Simply tap “reader” in the address bar, and Safari will extract the valuable page content and present it like so:

iPad Webpage in Reader Mode

All of the ads and clutter are gone, and the important text is presented in an easy-to-read format. The Reader button will automatically show when Safari can create a simplified version of a webpage.


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