Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Save a Webpage for Offline Reading in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Browsing a webpage is one of the most frequently performed activities by the Samsung Galaxy SIV users therefore this phone has provided a stock Browser app as one of pre-installed apps. You need an internet connection to make this app works. You can get it by connecting your phone to a Wi-Fi network or by using mobile data.

See also: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

However, the stock app also has an option called save page that will allow you to load a webpage when you don't have an internet connection in condition that you have saved the webpage when you're connected with internet. This is commonly referred as offline reading.


How to save a webpage in the stock Browser app?
These steps need you to connect with internet. Also, please note that some webpages may not allow you to save its pages. Well, to save a webpage, kindly using the following steps:
  1. Open Internet app.
  2. Open a webpage by entering its address or URL in the address bar and then tap Go.
  3. Once the webpage is fully loaded, tap the Menu key then select Save page.
  4. The currently opened webpage will be saved in the saved pages.


How to read a saved page offline in the stock Browser app?
If a webpage has been saved, later you can load and read it offline or in other word you don't need an internet connection to do these steps:
  1. Open Internet app.
  2. Tap Bookmark icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Saved pages tab.
  4. Tap the required saved page.
  5. The selected saved webpage will be loaded.
  6. Now, you can read the webpage content offline.

In a quick glance, save page option seems have the same function with bookmark which will allow you easily reload a webpage, the difference is by using save page you can reload a saved webpage without using an internet connection. So, by utilizing this option, you still be able to read a saved webpage though you're not connected with internet or while you're in a area where radio transmitter is prohibited. So, how about you? Have you ever used this feature?

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