How to Create a Reading List on Your iPad's Browser - dummies

How to Create a Reading List on Your iPad’s Browser

When you visit a web page you’d like to read on your iPad, but just not now, the Reading List feature is sure to come in handy, including when you’re offline. Here’s how it works:

  • Saving a page for later: Tap the Action button and then tap Add to Reading List. Or, if you see a link to a page you’d like to read later, press on the link until a list of options appears and then tap Add to Reading List.

  • Reading a page on your Reading List: Tap the Bookmarks icon and tap the page in the Reading List.


  • Keeping track of what you’ve read: Tap Show Unread to display only those items that you haven’t gotten to yet.

  • Removing items from the Reading List: Swipe the item from right to left, and then tap its red Delete button.

The Reading List feature used to require an active Internet connection. Marco Arment’s superb Instapaper app filled the gap. It’s just $4.99 in the App Store.

In Settings, you can choose to use your cellular network (if available) to save Reading List items from iCloud so you can read them offline.

Finally, don’t forget that you can share your Reading List (and Bookmarks) among your computers and iOS devices with iCloud.