How does Safari's offline reading work?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by keaide, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. keaide macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    Hi there. I hoped to use the offline reading list in Safari (iOS 11) for… well… offline reading. But I can't make it work. I add items to the reading list but then when I am offline and try to open a page it says the page is not available for offline reading.
    My expectation was that I add items to the list and Safari downloads the page content in the background and stores it locally on the device for me to access at any time. Obviously that's not the case.

    Any ideas?
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    Safari technically caches the particular link I think.

    Check if this is enabled: Settings -> Safari -> scroll down “Automatically Save Offline”
  3. keaide thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    It's enabled. Still the same. But thanks anyway.

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