Unlike the desktop, you can’t just save a web page on your Android or iPhone just like that. We know how to request the desktop version of Website in chrome on Android phone but yet you cannot save it for an offline viewing. The best option available is to save on cloud and there are plenty of options in this regard. Not only Google Drive or Dropbox but there are alternatives to them also but that process is bit tedious.
There are at least four different methods where you can save web pages for offline viewing on Android and iPhone. Interested? Then let’s know how you can do it.
How to Save Web Pages for Offline Viewing on Android and iPhone
How to Add Webpage to Reading List on iPhone
Step #1. Open a web page in Safari on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on the share button (the square button with an arrow) which you will find on the bottom of your screen.
Step #3. Tap on ‘Add to Reading List’.
Step #4. Now, tap on Bookmarks button, which looks like an open book. This is your Reading List.
Step #5. Tap on the Reading List tab which looks like a pair of reading glasses.
Step #6. Now read the web page you have saved in Step #3.
Note: Normally Adding a Webpage works only for the last web page you have visited so sometimes you may get an error message and sometimes you will even see an older or cached web pages.
How to Save Webpage as PDF on Android Phone
Step #1. Open the webpage in Google Chrome browser on your Android device which you want to save.
Step #2. Tap on the 3 vertical dots and open the menu.
Step #3. Now, tap on Print. (In some versions you will find Print options under ‘Share’)
Step #4. Android will now create a preview of the page you want to save.
Step #5. You will see ‘Save as PDF’ option on the top of your screen and also an icon on top right of your web page preview, tap on it.
Step #6. Now go to ‘My Files’ on your Android phone and tap on ‘Documents’. You will find your saved page and can view it offline.
How to Save Webpage as PDF on iPhone
Step #1. Open a web page on Safari which you want to save.
Step #2. Tap on the Share button with an arrow on the bottom of your screen.
Step #3. Tap on Save PDF button (or Save PDF to iBooks).
Note: You can even save it to Dropbox by tapping on ‘Save to Dropbox button’ and it will save the PDF to your Dropbox account.
Sending email (For iPhone only)
Step #1. Open the web page in Safari which you want to read offline.
Step #2. Tap on Reader View button which you will find on the right side of the address bar at the top of your screen. (In some cases you may need to tug down till it appears.)
Step #3. Now tap on Action button at the bottom of the screen.
Step #4. Tap on Mail.
Safari will now paste the entire web page via Reader View into the body of email message. So just select the email address and Send.
Via Reader App (Both Android and iPhone)
The simplest method is to use a good Reader app which saves the articles and you can read them later. Once you have downloaded a Reader app then on Android you need to tap on ‘Share’ and on iPhone you need to tap on ‘Action’ menus and choose the app for offline reading.
Now you must have got the idea that how you can save those web pages and then read them later for an offline viewing. Share your experience on this on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus or here in the comments section.