If you use Amazon’s iOS Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad you can now send documents, web pages, and other content viewed on Safari to your Kindle to read later. The Kindle app for iOS received an update this week that brings a new “Send to Kindle” feature. It will convert sites and files to a Kindle format when sent from Safari on iOS.
The Send to Kindle feature isn’t anything new. In fact, we showed you how to use it on Windows in our article: How to Read Microsoft Word and PDF Documents on Kindle.
According to the release notes for the iOS Kindle app version 5.9:
Send to Kindle – Now you can save documents and web pages to your Kindle library. Tap the share button in Safari and add Kindle as a destination. Web pages are converted to Kindle format so you can adjust the text, font and page color, and read on any Kindle app or device.
Save Items on Safari to Kindle
First, make sure you have the latest version of the Kindle app for iOS which is 5.9. Then launch Safari and find a page you would like to read on your Kindle, tap the Share button, and then More.
Next, scroll down the list of available apps and turn on the new Send to Kindle app feature.
Tap Done and then tap the Share button one more time and then tap the Send to Kindle icon.
Finally, you’ll need to verify that you want to send the Safari item and it you’ll get a message letting you know it was successfully sent to your Kindle library.
Keep in mind that anything you send will go to your Kindle library which means you don’t need an actual Kindle device to read the item. For example, here I am using the Kindle app on Android. Note that it strips away all of the ads and other items for a cleaner reading experience. You can also tweak the fonts, page color, and other options to make reading easier.
Do you use the Kindle app on your iOS device and do you think you’ll use this new Safari feature? Leave a comment below and let us know.