How to Find & Search Safari Reading List on iPhone (iOS 15 Update)

Learn how to access, search, and edit your iPhone and iPad Reading List in Safari.

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Your Safari Reading List contains web articles you've saved to read at a later time. In this article, we'll cover how to find the Reading List on iPhone in Safari, how to search for a saved article, and how to save articles for offline reading. Let's get started!

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Easily find saved articles by searching your Safari Reading List. 
  • Sort saved articles to show only items you haven't read. 
  • Download Reading List articles for offline reading.

How to View Safari Reading List & Manage Reading List Content

If you don't already know how to save articles to your Safari Reading List, it's best to learn that first and then come back to learn how to find the Reading List in Safari and manage its content. Since this process is a bit different in the new iOS 15 software, if you have an earlier version you will need to update to iOS 15 before using this tip. For other helpful iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 how-to content, try signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. 

Now, let's learn how to find the Reading List on iPhone and iPad, as well as how to manage your list of saved articles in Safari.

  1. Open the Safari app.

  2. Tap the Bookmarks icon.

    Apple Reading List
  3. Tap the Reading Glasses icon to view your Reading List.

    iOS Reading List
  4. Tap an article to open and read it. 

  5. If you want to search the Reading List in Safari, swipe down to access the search bar. 

  6. Type in a phrase or keyword from the article, and relevant articles will appear below.

  7. To remove an article from your reading list, swipe left on the article and tap Delete

    how to remove from reading list
  8. To save an article for offline reading, swipe left on the article and tap Save Offline. (If you are not seeing this option, it means you already have set articles to automatically save offline.)

    edit reading list
  9. To hide articles you've already read, tap Show Unread at the bottom of the screen.

  10. To see both read articles and unread articles, tap Show All in the bottom of the screen.

  11. If you want to mark an article as read or unread, swipe right on the article and tap on Mark Read or Mark Unread. (The option displayed will depend on the current status of the article.)

  12. Tap Done to exit your Reading List.

That's it!\ To better enhance your online reading experience, you can also learn how to use Safari Reader Mode to read articles without ads.

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Author Details

Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.