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How to view your Safari reading list offline

How to use Safari's Reading List offline on iPhone and iPad.

The Reading List feature in Safari is a great way to set aside web pages to read later, rather than bookmarking each one or leaving a tab open for every article you want to peruse. Not only does it let you keep all of your to-read items in one place, but it lets you save them so you can read them offline as well. Obviously this is a useful feature for air travel or any time you might be in a remote location with poor connectivity. Here's how to use Safari's Reading List on iPhone and iPad:

How to create a web page shortcut on your iPhone Home Screen

How to add a web page shortcut to your Home Screen on iPhone.

If you have a blog, news source or any other web page that you frequently visit, you likely have it bookmarked for convenience or have used one of several other methods to save it for another time. But if there is a page that you visit daily or even more often, there is an even faster way to return to it - you can create an icon (also known as a Web Clip) on your iPhone's Home Screen that will link directly to it, which cuts out opening up Safari, opening your bookmarks and tapping on it.

4 ways to save web pages on your iPhone

How to save a web page on your iPhone.

When people come across interesting or useful web pages while browsing, the go-to method for saving them for perusal at a later time is simply to bookmark them. While this may be perfectly fine for an article you don't currently have time to read, bookmarking isn't always the best solution for webpages that you intend to reference many times in the future, as they may move to a new URL or be taken down altogether.

How do you search a web page for words or text with iOS 9?

Why this took until iOS 9 is anybody's guess, but here it finally is... the ability to search a web page for specific text, just like the Command + F shortcut on a Mac. While there used to be roundabout methods to accomplish a text search, iOS 9 gives Safari a dedicated search function. To use it, simply tap on the "Share" button at bottom center, which brings up the Share options, and scroll over to "Find on Page" on the bottom tier of options.

How to View Full Desktop Versions of Websites on iPhone

The Safari web browser on iPhone will identify itself as a mobile browser by default. As iOS users already know, this means many websites will deliver a mobile version of content to the device. Sometimes the mobile site is lacking in functionality or abbreviates information that is needed on the go.

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The built-in Safari browser includes a simple way to see full sites on the iPhone, by requesting the desktop version. Here are instructions on how to view a full site in Safari:

1. Launch Safari and navigate to the website displaying a mobile version.

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