By now, a lot of people read their books on iPhone/iPad via the iBooks app.
Agreeably, Apple has done a good job in designing the iBooks platform making reading on the iPhone/iPad a good experience. Unlike most apps, the iBooks is a platform that aims to make reading on the iPhone/iPad unique but at the same time very pleasant.
But there are some tweaks you can do to make it even more pleasant. For instance, the dark mode is a very useful feature when you are reading an ebook on iBooks in the dark. Much better for your eyes. In a similar fashion, while the fonts are pretty good, you can still change them and change their sizes too.
Let’s get started.
Here’s how to make iBook more readable:
Obviously, for this, you’ll need to have installed iBooks.
- Open iBooks
- If you’ve got a book downloaded already, open it. If not, head over to the Store and download a book.
- Now, tap on the “AA” icon on top. This will open up an options box shown below.
- You can now tweak the options.
- Font Size: Tap on the larger A to increase the font. Larger font puts less content on the screen but it improves readability by a large factor.
- Fonts: While Apple sets a readable default, each person has a preference that might differ vastly. For instance, I like reading Georgia so I have the font changed to it. You can tap on the Fonts button to change the font. There’s a sizeable option here but all of them are serif fonts to make sure readability doesn’t get affected.
- Themes: You have the option of the day theme, the night theme (light on dark bg) and then the sepia that stands somewhere in between the two.
- Have medium-sized fonts for comfortable reading along with more content on the screen. Saves you from having to swipe frequently.
- Have the night theme enabled when you are reading in the dark.
- Change the font to one that you are most comfortable with. Not the fancy one. There’s a difference between “it looks nice” and readability.
- Change the page-turn style to scroll if you’re more comfortable with a vertical flow rather than the page-turn effect.
Got any more tips to make iBooks more readable? Let us know!