How to automatically invoke Safari’s Reader mode for specific websites

Safari is the default web browser in both iOS and macOS, but did you know you can supercharge Safari’s Reader mode capabilities?

In this piece, we’ll show you how you can configure Safari to automatically enable Reader mode every time you visit a specific website on both platforms.

How to automatically use Reader mode on iOS

If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:

1) Launch Safari and visit a website.

2) Tap and hold on the aA button in the URL bar.

3) In the prompt that appears, select Website Settings.

4) Enable the toggle for Use Reader Automatically and tap Done.

Safari Automatic Reader Mode on iPhone

Now, whenever you launch a web page from the website you’ve configured this option for, Reader Mode will start up automatically for your convenience.

If you wanted to disable this feature, just follow these steps again, and disable the toggle.

How to automatically use Reader mode on Mac

As we indicated earlier, the same feature exists in Safari on macOS. To perform this action on your Mac, follow these steps instead.

1) Launch Safari and visit a website.

2) Click and hold on the Reader Mode button in the URL bar.

3) In the pop-up that appears, select the Use Reader Automatically on “<website name>” option to select it.

Safari on Mac will now begin loading every web page associated with the website you’ve configured this option for in Reader Mode rather than standard mode.

You can disable this feature by repeating steps 1-2 for a second time, and then clicking on the Use Reader Automatically on “<website name>” option to deselect it.

Wrapping up

As you’ve just witnessed, the steps to automatically force Reader mode on a website in Safari are as easy as 1-2-3. Now, you can browse the internet in peace – all the time.

Will you enable this feature for any of your favorite websites? Share in the comments!