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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Offline Reading

In certain condition or area, you're prohibited to use radio transmitter, such as while you're on a plane or in a hospital. Fortunately, Samsung Galaxy SIII provides you an option called flight mode which will allow you to stay using your phone in this area. This mode will turn off the wireless signal on your phone for safe use in this area.

See also: How to Turn On of Off Flight Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on flight mode, surely you can't use Internet connection to browse webpage. But, if you still want to read certain web page, there is an option on the stock Internet apps which will allow you to save certain webpages for offline reading. Once you've saved the page, you can open and read the pages later without having to use an Internet connection.


How to save a page for offline reading?
Below are the steps to do to save certain pages for you to use it for offline reading:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Internet.
  3. Navigate to the webpage you wants to save for offline reading.
  4. Once it completed loading, tap the Menu key then select Save for offline reading.

How to read a saved page?
Once you've finished saving the page, later you can read it offline by following the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Internet.
  3. Tap Bookmarks icons .
  4. Tap Saved page tab.
  5. Now you will see thumbnails of the saved page.
  6. Tap the desired saved page to open the offline page.

Knowing how to save page for offline reading then read it later will of course helps you to stay be able to read your favourites pages while you're on flight mode or when you have no Internet connection.

Comments

  1. Hi, it's not working on my S3 :( after saving page for offline reading and i disconnected from wifi/data - page is showing "Webpage not available"; Clicking the thumbnails shows "no more windows available". pls advise. tnx

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    1. Hi Xtin,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to re-load that webpage. Once the webpage is fully loaded, then save the webpage for offline reading. Close the Browser app and turn off Wi-Fi or mobile data. Now, try to open the Browser app again and then open the saved pages and then let me know what happens.

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    2. I'm having the same problem, but I get an error message that says "couldn't save for offline reading". I'm trying to save a tumblr post.

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    3. Hi Andréa,
      Thanks for coming and also I'm so sorry for late answer.
      So, did this error also occur when you tried to save for offline reading with another webpage? FYI, I've tried to save a tumblr post, but the Save for offline reading option was disabled untill I scrolled down the webpage and I noticed that the option to save for offline reading suddenly became enabled.

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    4. I try opening a saved page on my galaxy s3, but it just says "unfortunately, internet has stopped" and closes out of the internet. ?!?!?

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    5. Hi Justin Jones,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to clear its cache and data from the application manager and then restart the phone. Once the phone is turned on, try to save a page and then open it, see if the problem is solved.
      Other way, you can try to use third-party Browser app that has a save page feature (e.g: Firefox or Opera Mini).

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  2. My Galaxy 3 Note has no option for saving a page and my Note 2 did. Is there a setting that I am missing?

    All I have at the top of my menu is bookmarks and history where my note 2 had those plus saved pages?
    Help

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      Does your Galaxy Note 3 use Android Jelly Bean? If so, seems the option to save page in the stock Browser app is not available. But, a user in the Androidcentral forum has confirmed that the option is now available after he updated his phone to Android Kitkat.

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  3. I also get error message couldn't save for offline reading for some particular site plz tell me hoe to solve this problem

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    1. Hi Ritu,
      Thanks for coming.
      I also noticed that some webpages can't be saved for offline reading. But, some of them finally let me do so after I scrolled down the whole page. However, can you please tell me what's webpage you want to save for offline reading?

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  4. Its India forum webpag.....

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    1. Hi Ritu,
      Thanks for coming back here.
      If you don't mind, you can try to use another third-party Browser app that will let you to offline reading (e.g: Opera mini).
      Other way, you can try to use Pocket app (here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro). Install this app on your phone. Then open a webpage you want to save for offline reading from the Browser app. Once the webpage is fully loaded, tap the Menu key then select "Share via" then select "Add to Pocket". Next, you can view it offline through Pocket app. FYI, some webpages with non-article content can't be read offline using this app.

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  5. When I try to access my older saved pages, it just goes to "unfortunately the internet just stopped working"

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    1. Hi Nico Guevara,
      Thanks for coming.
      1. Try to clear the Internet app cache
      In the apps menu, drag the Internet app to the App info icon located at the top of the screen, and then tap "Clear cache" button and then tap "Force stop" button. Now, try again to open up your saved pages.
      2. Try to reset app preferences
      If the #1 didn't help, try to Go to Settings> tap "More" tab> tap "Application manager"> in the Downloaded tab, tap the Menu key and then select "Reset app preferences". Once done, restart the phone and try again.
      Hope it helps :)

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  6. Thank you. This worked for me.

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    1. Hi Yommydike,
      Thanks for coming and let me know that it worked on your phone :)

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  7. Hi,
    Can u help me?!? I lost all my offline saved pages.How can i get it back?

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    1. Hi Damien Schaaf,
      Thanks for coming.
      First, may I know how did you lose them?
      Did you perform clear data for the Internet app?
      From what I know, there's no way to get them back when they have been deleted.
      For further prevention, when you have saved some pages in the Internet app, you can share the link of those saved pages to your email or memo or else so that when you accidentally delete them you can retrieve them using those links.

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