Adding reading mode to your Android devices a must-have feature

Adding reading mode to your Android devices a must-have feature

Reading mode app

Like most humans, I often find myself reading content on my Android device. However, sometimes the content is not always easy to view. Whether it’s due to small print, poor formatting, or distracting ads, it can be frustrating trying to read articles or web pages on a mobile device. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem – reading mode.

Reading mode is a feature that strips away unnecessary elements and distractions from web pages, making them much more readable on your device. Unfortunately, Android doesn’t have a built-in reading mode functionality. But fear not, there is a handy app available in the Google Play Store that can bring reading mode to your Android device.

So, how can you install and use this marvelous app? Let me guide you through the process.

Installing the Reading mode app

To get started, you’ll need an Android device running Android 9 or newer. Once you have that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your device and search for “Reading mode.”

    Install Reading mode
  2. Locate the official app by Google and tap on “Install.”

    Allow the installation to complete, and then you can close the Play Store.

Enabling Reading mode

Now that you have the app installed, it’s time to enable Reading mode on your Android device. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app either from your notification shade or app drawer.

  2. Go to the “Accessibility” section.

  3. Locate and tap on “Reading mode.”

  4. On the following page, toggle the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. When prompted, grant Reading mode full access to your device by tapping “Allow.”

    Enable Reading mode

For Samsung Galaxy users, the process might be slightly different. After enabling Reading mode, you’ll be directed to “Settings > Accessibility > Installed Apps > Reading Mode,” where you can choose different methods of accessing the feature. On Pixel devices, the only option available for accessing reading mode is the accessibility button.

How to use Reading mode

Once you have Reading mode enabled on your device, you’ll see a small button near the bottom right corner of your display. You can tap and drag this button to any point on the screen edge for convenience.

To make use of Reading mode, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to a website or page that you want to view.

  2. Once on the page, tap the Reading mode button or use the option you selected for your device to enable reading mode for the page.

    Reading mode usage

The content will automatically reformat to be more readable on your device. Additionally, you can tap the play button at the bottom center to have your device read the content aloud, tap the cog button at the bottom left to adjust display settings, or tap the font button at the bottom right to change the font size.

It’s important to note that Reading mode may not support every app. For example, it doesn’t currently support Gmail. However, for the apps it does work with, Reading mode can be a real blessing for those who struggle to read content on their small devices. Give this app a try and see if it doesn’t make your mobile life a bit easier.

Reading mode is a fantastic tool that enhances the reading experience on Android devices. With a simple installation process and easy-to-use features, it’s a must-have app for anyone who enjoys browsing and reading content on their mobile device. Say goodbye to squinting at small text or getting distracted by ads and let Reading mode transform your reading experience.