Whenever I find anything interesting on the web, I make sure to add it to the reading list to read it later—even when I'm offline. Safari makes it a lot easier to add articles or web contents to reading lists. Do you know that the stock web browser for iOS has gotten even better to enhance your offline reading experience? You will now be able to automatically add reading lists to iCloud in Safari on your iOS 11 devices.
So, now you can instantly access all of your favorite articles you have saved for offline reading on any of your devices synced with the same iCloud account. For instance, if you save any web content on your iPhone, you will be able to catch up with it on your Mac. Find this new feature really cool? Let's get started with it!
How to Automatically Save Reading Lists to iCloud in Safari on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Safari.
Step #3. Now, scroll all the way down and turn on the switch next to Automatically Save Offline.
How to Stop Reading Lists from Automatically Saving to iCloud
If you ever don't want to stop reading lists from auto-saving to iCloud, you can easily put an end to it.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on Safari.
Step #2. Now, scroll down and turn off the switch next to Automatically Save Offline.
What do you think of auto-saving of reading lists to iCloud? Will it improve your reading experience? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
I find this new feature very helpful as it's certainly a step in the right direction. However, there are a couple of downsides you need to keep in mind:
#1. Keep reading lists in check so that they don't go overboard and clutter your iCloud storage.
#2. It may eat up more battery on your iOS device if you have the habit of adding plenty of web contents to reading lists.
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