How to Use Reader Mode by Default on iPhone 13

The Reader Mode in Safari on an iPhone 13 can provide you with the ability to reduce distractions and focus on the content on a Web page.

If you find that you are using Reader Mode more than not, then you might be wondering if there is a way to make it the default setting.

Fortunately, this is something that you can do, and it can be accomplished with just a few steps.

You can use reader mode by default in Safari on an iPhone 13 by going to Settings > Safari> Reader > then enabling All Websites.

How to Open Web Pages in Reader Mode in Safari

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Select Safari.
  3. Choose Reader.
  4. Enable All Websites.

Our guide continues below with additional information about how to use Reader Mode by default on iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.

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The Reader Mode feature in the Safari Web browser on the iPhone 13 can be a great solution when you want to minimize the number of ads and distractions that appear on a Web page.

Rather than installing another app to block ads or worrying about browser extensions, Reader Mode is a quick and simple solution.

If you are using Reader Mode a lot, then you might be tired of enabling it whenever you go to a page.

Luckily there is an option in the Safari settings menu that allows you to make this the default option for future page browsing in that browser.

How to Always Use Reader Mode in Safari on iPhone 13

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16.4 operating system.

These steps will also work in most other recent versions of iOS, as well as most iPhone models, including:

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

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Safari option from the menu.

choose Safari

Step 3: Scroll down to the Settings for Websites section, then select the Reader option.

select Reader

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of All Websites to turn the setting on.

how to use Reader Mode by default on iPhone 13

You can now go back to Safari, and the next page that you view should display in Reader Mode automatically.

Note that this only affects the default Safari Web browser on the iPhone 13. This won’t affect pages that you visit in other browsers like Firefox or Chrome.

Now that you know how to use Reader Mode by default on iPhone 13, you will be able to improve your Web browsing experience and eliminate that extra step that you might have been taking whenever you opened a page that you wanted to view in Reader Mode.

You can manually toggle between regular browsing mode and reader mode by opening Safari and going to the page, tapping the aA button next to the address, then choosing the Show Reader option.

You can also get out of reader mode by tapping that same button and choosing the Hide Reader option.

There are some additional settings in the Safari menu that you may want to customize as well. These include settings for features like:

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