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Mkgojets Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPhone 5 and ever since the ios 7 update, the reading list no longer works.  Whenever I try to load a saved article, it tells me I can't read it because I'm not connected to the internet.  This happens on my iPad mini as well.  Any help would be appreciated. 

iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.4
  • ckuan Level 7 (29,349 points)
  • Mkgojets Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried all those steps, and it still doesn't work.  I still get a message saying it can't load the article because I'm not connected to the internet.  The step where I go to a secure website to see if I have access to the two ports is confusing.  The link leads me to the manage my Apple ID page and gives no indication what to do next.

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,349 points)

    You need Internet connection.

    You do not have to configure iPhone ports for a secure website unless the site is meant for your computer.

    All you need is username and password.

  • Mkgojets Level 1 (0 points)

    I was on wifi when I went through all the steps.  Still doesn't work.

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,349 points)

    Cannot you try surfing using iPhone safari?

  • Mkgojets Level 1 (0 points)

    I have no issues surfing the web.  It's the Safari Reading List that's my problem.  When I save an article on the reading list, and try to read it on a plane or the subway when I have no internet connection, the article won't load.  The whole point of the reading list is to be able to read articles offline and I can't do that.

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,349 points)
  • Mkgojets Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know why you sent me instructions on how to use the reading list.  I know how to use it, I need to know why it won't work on the iPhone.  I feel like I've explained this problem clearly several times and I still can't get a clear answer.  Is there a solution to this problem or not?

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,349 points)

    Well then I can't help you, I can use the reading list as in the link I gave you.

    Maybe it was not downloaded or there is something with the secured website.

  • Hyppo Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I have exactly the same issue! Reading list is not working in offline on my iphone5 with ios7, does anyone have an idea how to fix it??

  • funkyputul Level 1 (0 points)



    I have the same issue with my 4S/IOS 7.1, reading list would try to load pages from Internet rather than load them from cache, if I turn off Data Usage for Safari/Turn off Data Altogther - they would load just fine! Like you said, it defeats the pupose of Reading List...Any Resolution?




  • Gingahippy Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I got it.


    You need two things:


    Settings>Safari>Use Cellular data for reading list

    Settings>iCloud>Safari - it will merge Safari data with iCloud.


    Now there seems to be an issue with this switching off automatically. It did it as I watched once. Not sure why and I did have to go back and set it again so this may not he a complete fix but I think we are closer that the previous suggestions.


    I don't like that my reading list is saved on the cloud, unnecessary and not private but there you go. That is Apple for you.

  • Gingahippy Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it did work before. Twice. Now I have the huge bookmarks and reading list from my Macbook saved on my iPhone and still no offline reading.



  • Mira alexae Level 1 (0 points)

    this happens to me too. but i learned of a new way to do it. i saved a page in my reading list and then open it again with the internet, then i closed the internet and the app(do not close the tabs), not just closed but also removed it from the background, and then i tried opening the app again and there it is!

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