How to Use Siri to Read Web Articles on iPhone [iOS 17]

Apple has been painstakingly working on improving Siri, Apple Maps, Safari, and more. The fruits of this labor are vividly evident in iOS 17. This latest iteration of iOS brings a flurry of new features to enhance the user experience on the iPhone, and one such feature is the ability to use Siri to read web articles.

In this guide, we will take a look at two different ways you can use to read web articles using Siri on your iPhone.

In the previous version of iOS, iPhone users take advantage of the Speak Screen feature to make a virtual assistant read the selected text. But things changed rapidly with the introduction of a cool new way to read text aloud using Siri on iOS 17.

Whether you receive a long email, or a presentation, or want to read the information available in any article on the web, you can ask Siri to read the text for you. This feature not only saves you time but also facilitates multitasking, making things more convenient in a fast-paced world.

Before diving into the steps, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you want Siri to read web articles for you.

First, it’s important to note that this feature is currently exclusive to Apple’s Safari web browser. Make sure you’re using the built-in browser on your iPhone, as it won’t function with any other web browsers.

How to Use Siri to Read Web Articles on iPhone

The second thing to keep in mind is, to make sure the webpage you are visiting is compatible with Reader View mode. Most of the modern websites or news articles are compatible with Safari’s Reader View mode. This mode cuts away images, videos, ads, and other unnecessary elements from the page, presenting you with clean and easily readable text.

You can check whether the page supports Reader View or not, by looking for the Reader Available text inside the address bar. Alternatively, look for the aA icon on the left side of the address bar. If the “Show Reader” option is clickable, it indicates that the page is compatible with Reader View mode.

Let’s dive right into the steps.

Method 1: Use Siri Command to Read Web Articles

If your iPhone is running on iOS 17 or iPad on iPadOS 17, then you can take advantage of the new Siri feature. The simplest way to have Siri read web articles aloud is by using voice commands. Here’s how:

How to Use Siri to Read Web Articles on iPhone
  • Open the webpage you want Siri to read.
  • Activate Siri by saying, “Siri, Read this to me,” “Siri, Read this webpage,” or simply “Read this.”

Siri will then commence reading the content aloud. You will have access to playback controls on the screen and the lock screen, with the article’s thumbnail serving as the album art.

Method 2: Use Listen to Page to Read Web Articles

There’s one more way you can use to get Siri to read web articles for you. You can use the Reader View’s Listen to Page option from the address bar in Safari. Here are the steps you can follow to activate this feature.

How to Use Siri to Read Web Articles on iPhone
  • Open the webpage you want Siri to read.
  • Tap the aA icon on the left side of the address bar.
  • Select the Listen to Page option from the popup menu.
  • Siri will immediately start reading the article for you.
  • This mode differs from the Siri command, it will not show the playback controls until you go to the Lock screen and pause the reading once. Once you resume the playback, you can again tap on the aA icon and see the playback controls, you can pause reading, resume, change reading speed, and more.

So, these are the two different ways on iOS 17 you can use to get Siri to read web articles. If you still want to know anything related to the new feature, leave a comment in the comment section.

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