Being a writer, I keep reading many webpages during a day; but due to time crunch, sometimes I am not able to give justice to all content I browse. Thanks to my iPhone’s Safari browser that provides me feature “Add to Reading List”.
Unlike Bookmarks, this reading list gives me ease of reading webpages without using my mobile data, in case my Wi-fi connection succumbs to technical glitches. So I keep piling on webpages in my Reading List. And this is when the problem starts.
As I keep adding pages to Reading List, it encroaches upon the limited storage space on my iPhone. Since it gives me ease of offline reading, I had to bear the loss of storage capacity. You must be wondering how those humble pages can eat up storage. Guys, webpages are now decorated with rich graphics and video content, and this makes it heavy in size.
But I got a solution to this issue. Now I will clear some of my Safari offline reading list and save space. Also sharing with you what I have learnt.
How To Clear Safari Offline Reading List on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. First off, launch Settings app → Tap on General.
Step #2. Now Storage & iCloud Storage → Tap on Manage Storage.
It will take a fraction of second for your iPhone to populate the list of apps.
Step #3. From the list, spot Safari and tap on it.
You will be landed on a screen, where you can see three options: Website Data, Offline Reading List and History.
Step #4. Now tap on Edit button from the top right corner of your iPhone’s screen.
Step #5. Tap on red button seen on left side of each option.
Step #6. Now tap on Delete button that appears on right.
Watch out how to Delete Safari Offline Reading List in iOS 9
This action will clear the cache of reading list links you have saved in Safari. Note that this will not remove anything from the list, therefore, you can always read whatever you have saved in future. Albeit, for once, you need to start internet and click on the link you want to read from the list.
This means that iPhone saves only the cache for offline reading. If you are not happy with such solution of saving webpages in Reading List, you can save entire webpages as PDF also.