How to Enable Reader Mode on iPhone 13

If you are trying to read a Web page on your iPhone 13, but there are a lot of ads and other page elements that are making it difficult, then you might enjoy reader mode.

The reader Mode in Apple’s iOS Safari browser will remove all of the elements from the page except for the text and images.

You can enable reader mode on your iPhone 13 by opening Safari, going to the page to view, tapping the aA button next to the address bar, then selecting Show Reader.

How to Turn on the iPhone 13 Reader Mode

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Go to the Web page.
  3. Tap the aA button.
  4. Choose Show Reader.

Our guide continues below with additional information about how to enable reader mode on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.

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When you are trying to read an article on a website, it can be difficult to focus on the content if there are a lot of ads and other page elements that are drawing your attention.

While extensions like ad blockers can help, there is actually a mode built into the Safari browser on your iPhone 13 that can also be quite effective.

This feature is called Reader Mode, and you can enable it with just a couple of button taps.

Our tutorial below will show you how to turn reader mode on, turn it off, and customize its appearance to your liking.

Related: Check out this guide if you would like to clear the cookies and history from your iPhone’s Safari browser.

How to Use Reader Mode in Safari on an iPhone 13

The steps in this section were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16 operating system.

These steps will work for most other versions of iOS, and most other iPhone models, including these iPhone 13 model variations:

  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

Step 1: Find the Safari icon on your Home screen and tap it to open the Web browser.

How to Enable Reader Mode on iPhone 13

Step 2: Navigate to the Web page that you would like to view in Safari’s Reader Mode.

Step 3: Touch the aA button next to the Web page address/URL to expand the reader menu.

tap the aA button

Step 4: Select Show Reader from the dropdown menu to activate it.

how to enable reader mode on iPhone 13

Now that you know how to enable reader mode on iPhone 13, you will be able to use this handy feature whenever you are trying to read content on a website, and you want to minimize distractions.

Note that you can exit reader mode in essentially the same way that you enabled it.

Simply tap the aA button in the address bar, then select the Hide Reader option.

how to turn off or customize reader mode on the iPhone 13

There are some other options on this menu when you are in reader mode that you can use to customize your experience. These options include:

  • Font size buttons – the two A buttons at the top of the reader mode menu allow you to change the size of the text on the screen.
  • Font – select this option to change the font on the page. You can choose from font options like Athelas, Charter, Georgia, Iowan, New York, Times New Roman, and more.
  • Background color options – If you tap on the color options here you will adjust the background color on the page. The text color will also adjust to a high-contrast option so that it is still easy to read. For example, if you choose a black background, the text will be a white color.
  • Website settings – This menu provides you with options to request desktop website, use reader automatically, plus adjust the permissions for features like Camera, Microphone, and Location.

While reader mode will work for a lot of pages on the Internet, there are some pages where it won’t.

For example, you can use reader mode for most of the individual articles on this website, but you won’t be able to use it on the Home page. This isn’t something that we have set up; it’s simply how reader mode works in the Safari iPhone browser.

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