Do you like to read on the go but have a bad network signal? If you have an iPhone or iPad that’s linked to an iCloud account, you can save articles to your Reading List for later offline reading using a feature buried in Settings. Here’s how.

How to activate the offline playlist

Before Offline Reading List can work, we need to make sure iCloud is set up to save your Safari Bookmarks and Reading List. To do this, open “Settings” and tap your name at the very top.

Tap your account name in iPhone settings

Then tap “iCloud”.

Tap iCloud in iPhone settings

In iCloud settings, scroll down until you see “Safari” and tap the switch to turn it on. If it’s already on (the switch will be green), leave it there.

Tap the switch next to Safari in iCloud settings on iPhone

Now we need to enable the offline playlist option. Double tap back in the upper left corner of the screen until you return to the main Settings page.

Scroll down until you see “Safari” and tap it. Navigate to the bottom of the Safari settings screen until you find the “Reading List” section. Tap the switch next to “Automatically save offline” so it’s green and on.

Tap the Automatically save offline switch in Settings on iPhone

How to use the Reading List in Safari

Now exit settings and launch Safari. Anytime you want to save a webpage to your reading list for offline reading, hit the “Share” button (which looks like a square with an arrow sticking out of it).

Tap the Share button in Safari on iPhone

In the menu that appears, select “Add to playlist”.

Tap Add to Reading List in Safari on iPhone

To view your reading list later, tap the Bookmarks button in Safari (which looks like an open book), then tap the tab that looks like a pair of glasses.

Tap the glasses icon in Safari on iPhone to access the reading list

From there, you can tap on any of the items you saved and it should load, even if no internet connection is available. Good reading!