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Safari in iOS 6 comes with two features that can make reading web pages easier and more convenient. When you come across text heavy pages sometimes it's difficult to read the text without having to pinch out to zoom in and when you get the text to a legible size you then have to drag the page back and forth to be able to read everything. But Safari is able to detect large chunks of text on most web pages and when it does you'll see this button labeled Reader in the address bar. Tapping it brings up a version of the web page with just the text and images ignoring the layout of the page itself and any other distraction such as ads and interface elements.
So as you can see here I now see the title of the article, the text, and then the images that were in the article, and overall I can read the text of the page much more easily this way. You'll also find this font size button in the upper left-hand corner, which you can use to make the text larger or smaller. Reader also recognizes when an article spans multiple web pages and automatically loads the text from subsequent pages here. So you don't have to click links to read the entire article. Whenever you see that Reader button you can tap it to have a more legible version of the page you're viewing. Tap Done to return to the original page.
The other feature of Safari introduced in iOS 5 is called Reading List, which lets you save web pages to read later. To use it just load the page you want to save to your Reading List, tap the button here at the bottom of the screen, and tap add to Reading List. Another way to add a page to your Reading List is to hold down on a link to a page for example this link to another article here, which will give you the option to add to your Reading List. You may also notice that the Bookmarks button briefly changes to the reading glass icon with a little progress bar underneath.
That just tells you Safari is saving your page to the Reading List. You can access pages you've added to your Reading List by tapping the Bookmarks button and selecting your Reading List. This list can be filtered to show all the Reading List items or just the nes you haven't read. I haven't read either of these articles yet so they both appear in both lists. Not just that, but your Reading List also syncs with your iCloud account, if you have one. So web pages you saved to your Reading List on your device will automatically appear in Safari on your computer so you can continue reading them there. But what I think is the best feature of the Reading List is that it saved the pages so you can read them offline.
Meaning, you can come back and view the pages you've added your Reading List without an Internet connection. For example, if you're about to hop on a plane and will be without an Internet connection for several hours, you could visit a web page, add it to your Reading List and then read the page during your flight. Of course, any links on the page will be unusable without an Internet connection, but you'll be able to read any of the pages you saved to your Reading List in their entirety. So here you have the Reader and Reading List features of Safari here in iOS 6.
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