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How to Enable Simplified View in Google Chrome

As an avid reader and a tech enthusiast. I often find myself scouring the internet for information. I have always found the Google Chrome browser to be a reliable companion in my quest for knowledge.

However, one feature that has drastically improved my reading experience is the Simplified View.

You might be thinking about how to Enable Simplified View Feature in Google Chrome Mobile. In this article, We will guide you on how to enable simplified view in Google Chrome Mobile, a feature that has transformed my reading experience.

What is a Simplified View?

The simplified View was introduced in version 65 of Google Chrome Mobile lets you convert your webpage in a simple reading mode webpage that just contains the text (content) that you need to read.

There will be no obstructions or any other scattered and unnecessary text or image floating around or over the main content.

This is helpful when the site is not mobile-friendly and seems very clumsy and the images are somewhat distorted, it makes easy for you to read the content without any issues.

How To Enable Simplified View On Android Mobile

  1. Open Google Chrome Mobile and visit the webpage you want to view in Simplified View.
  2. Touch on 3 dots at the side
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Now in the Settings Menu, touch “Accessibility”.
  5. In the Accessibility Section, Checkmark on the “Simplified view for web pages” option and go back to the browser.

How To Enable Simplified View On iOS Devices

There is NOSimplified View” feature available in Google Chrome for iOS devices.

However, you can still achieve a similar effect Use Reader Mode in Safari:

  1. Open the webpage you want to read in Safari.
  2. Tap the “Aa” button in the address bar.
  3. Select “Show Reader View.
How to enable reader mode on safari browser
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Disabling Simplified View

While the Simplified View offers a clean reading experience, there might be instances where you want to disable it. The steps to disable Simplified View are as straightforward as enabling it:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome Mobile app.
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings‘ from the ‘More‘ menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap on ‘Accessibility.’
  4. In the ‘Accessibility‘ menu, turn off the toggle button next to ‘Simplified view for web pages.

Upon following these steps, Chrome will no longer load pages in Simplified View mode.

Customizing the Appearance of Simplified View

One of my favorite aspects of the Simplified View is the level of customization it offers. You can adjust the background color, font style and text size to suit your reading preference. To do this:

  1. Open a webpage in Simplified View mode.
  2. Tap on the ‘More‘ menu and select ‘Appearance.’
  3. Adjust the font size, background color and font type as you like.

Exiting Simplified View

Exiting Simplified View is quite straightforward. Simply tap on the ‘cross‘ (X) icon at the top of the screen and you will exit the Simplified View mode.

Benefits of using Simplified View:

  • Improved readability: Removes distractions and focuses on the content, makes it easier to read and focus on the information.
  • Reduced data consumption: By removing unnecessary elements, Simplified View can help you save precious mobile data.
  • Enhanced accessibility: Simplifies web pages for users with visual impairments or reading difficulties.
  • Faster browsing: Eliminates the need to scroll and load unnecessary elements, make a faster and smoother browsing experience.

Wrapping Up

Simplified View in Google Chrome Mobile is a handy tool for anyone seeking a cleaner and more focused reading experience on their smartphones and tablets.

Whether you are a reader like me or occasionally reading articles or blogs. You can easily enable this feature and enjoy its benefits by following the steps outlined in this guide.

I hope this guide on how to enable a simplified view in Google Chrome helps you make the most of this feature.

Dhaval is a consummate tech enthusiast with a penchant for software development and game creation. His technical prowess is reflected not only in his innovative projects but also in the insightful articles he pens. Beyond the world of technology, Dhaval immerses himself in the world of literature, indulging in novels that captivate his imagination during his leisure hours.

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