How to Disable Reader Mode in Safari for All Webpages

Learn how to disable Reader view on your iPhone, and how to turn it back on again should you choose to do so.

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For those like me who don't like Safari Reader view, there’s a way to disable Reader mode for all webpages instead of turning it off one website at a time. I’ll show you how to turn this setting off, and how to turn it back on again if you change your mind or want to re-enable Reader mode temporarily.

With just a few taps, you can disable reader view in Safari on your iPhone instead of having to switch it off for each webpage. Follow these steps to turn Reader mode off for all Safari pages:

  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.

    Scroll down and tap on Safari
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap on Reader.

    Scroll down and tap on Reader
  4. Tap the green All Websites toggle to turn it off. The toggle will turn gray.

    Toggle off All Websites to disable reader view in Safari

Related: How to Find & Search the Safari Reading List on Your iPhone & iPad

To turn the setting back on again, simply follow the exact same steps and toggle the setting on instead of off. 

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Erin MacPherson

Erin is a Web Editor for iPhone Life and has been a writer, editor, and researcher for many years. She has a degree in communication with an emphasis on psychology and communication, and has spent many of her professional years as a coach in various business and specialty fields. Erin officially joined the ranks of iPhone and Apple users everywhere around nine years ago, and has since enjoyed the unique and customized feel of Apple technology and its many gadgets. When she’s not working, Erin and her son enjoy outdoor adventures, camping, and spending time with their eclectic collection of pets.