Like on Android smartphones, it’s possible and quite easy to save web pages on your Apple device(iPhone or iPad) and view them later, even in offline mode.
Having an offline copy of a webpage is very important especially when there is no internet connection, battery too low or just any reason you came up with.
I love Apple products for so many reasons. Like the Samsung Galaxy S9, competes with the iPhone X for supremacy, Apple is Android’s head to head competitor. With your iPhone or iPad, you can do a whole lot of super stuff which includes saving web pages to be viewed later.
Let’s see how it’s done.
How To Save Web Pages On iPhone Ipad iPod Touch For Offline Viewing
Android has Google Chrome as its default web browser and Apple has Safari. So let’s see how to save web pages offline on an iPhone or iPad using Safari web browser.
Add web pages to a Reading List
Reading List is a feature in Safari that allows you to bookmark pages you want to remember to check out or read later. The best part is that your iPhone, iPad, and Mac all support the feature and, as long as you’ve got iCloud enabled, you can pick up where you left off on any of your devices.
With Reading Lists, you can save web pages so you can view them in future.
The reading list feature on Safari is very useful After you make a link/web page to the list, you can read it whenever you want, even if you don’t have an internet connection.
To save a web page on your Safari reading list, here’s what to do.
- Open the web page you wish to save offline in Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- Tap the icon, then tap Add to Reading List.
- Safari will now save the link and the web page.
This is just what you need to do to save the page so you can view it at a later period, even if you’re offline.
To automatically save articles offline,
- Select Safari
- Select Reading List and tap Automatically Save Offline.
If you recently updated to iOS 11, you might see a prompt to Save Automatically.
Viewing your Reading List on Safari
After the saving comes to the viewing. Saving web pages to the reading list is so simple and viewing it isn’t different. Here’s how to view your saved links/web pages on Safari.
- Open Safari
- Tap the book icon
- Now tap the glasses icon.
- Now a list of your saved stuff will show up.
- Tap the web page that you want to read.
If you had like to do some more stuff on your reading list, you can swipe right to mark the webpage as read or swipe left to delete it from your reading list.
How to Save Web Pages with Safari | Mac OS
The Safari web browser on your Mac OS allows you to download web pages completely (along with the text, graphics, and images). To save an entire page using your Safari browser, follow this straightforward steps.
Saving an entire webpage:
- Go to the web page you wish to save and view offline.
- Go to the file menu in Safari, choose File
- Select Save As
- From the Format option, select Web Archive or Page Source
- Web archive: This format saves all the contents on the page as it is. Graphics and links work as long as the destination web pages are available. Web archives are useful for temporary pages, such as receipts.
- Page source: This option saves only the HTML source code of the web page. This is useful if you want to use the HTML source in a webpage for personal reasons.
Download Websites via SiteSucker
If you would like to download an entire website for offline viewing, then you will need an app like SiteSucker. SiteSucker will enable you to duplicate the directory structure of a website (including all of its data) to your device for full offline browsing.
You can download SiteSucker for OS X on the Mac AppStore or get the mobile version of the app on the iTunes Store. Once installed, enter the URL of the desired webpage in the URL field and click on Download.
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