How to Share Web Articles without Ads on iPhone or iPad with Reader View

Share easy-to-read versions of web pages using Safari Reader mode.

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When you turn on Reader view in Safari on an iPhone or iPad, you can enjoy articles without the clutter of ads and menus. Better yet, you can also share and even print this ad-free Reader mode version of an article! Here’s how to use this convenient Safari setting to share web articles without ads on an iPhone or iPad.

Related: How to Print without Ads from a Safari Webpage

How to Share Web Articles without Ads

  1. Tap the AA symbol to the left of the URL bar and select Show Reader View. If this menu option is not available, Reader View is not possible for that web page.

  2. Tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Select Mail

    Tap mail
  4. Enter a recipient and tap the Send icon to send the email.

  5. The images and text of the article will be sent in the body of the email along with a link to the original article.

This is also a great way to send someone an article directly without them needing to open a link.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.