How to Save to Pocket on iPad

There are several ways to save to Pocket on your iPad.

Save from your favorite apps

There are over 300 apps available in the App Store that allow you to save to Pocket with a couple taps. In many apps, Pocket may be referred to as 'Read It Later', but in all cases Read It Later and Pocket are interchangeable. To see our list of iPad apps with support for Pocket, click here: 

App Directory: iPad

Here are instructions for configuring Pocket in a few of the the most popular iPad apps: 

Save using your iPad's clipboard

If you have a URL copied to the clipboard, Pocket will offer to save it to your list. Just copy any URL, then open Pocket and tap the green Add button in the notification bar at the bottom.

Learn more about saving to Pocket from the clipboard.

Save via Email

Saving to Pocket via Email is a great alternative if your favorite app doesn't have Pocket integration. To learn how to save via email click here:

How to Save via Email

Save via Bookmarklet on iOS

The Pocket Bookmarklet provides the fastest way to save from Mobile Safari. Once the bookmarklet is installed, any page that you're viewing in your browser can be saved to Pocket - simply tap the book icon to open your bookmarks list, then tap the '+ Pocket' bookmarklet. You will be notified when saving is complete. 

Pro Tip: If you use Safari and sync your bookmarks with iCloud, you can install the Pocket bookmarklet on your computer and use it on your iPad. To learn how to install the bookmarklet in Safari, click here.

Here's how to install the Pocket bookmarklet on your iPad:

Open the Pocket app on your iPad. Tap the Menu button at the top left, tap Help, then tap 'How to Save'. Next, tap the install button under 'Save from Mobile Safari' to open the installation page in Safari, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 1 of 2

  1. Tap the Share button
  2. Select 'Add Bookmark'
  3. Tap 'Save' (Note: please make sure to save the bookmark in a easy-to-find location, such as the main bookmark directory)
  4. Tap 'Next Step'

Step 2 of 2

  1. Open your Safari Bookmarks by tapping the book icon at the bottom
  2. Tap 'Edit'
  3. Tap the '+ Pocket' bookmarklet
  4. Tap in the URL field (2nd text field, below '+ Pocket'), and clear it by tapping the X
  5. Tap once more in the now-empty URL field, and tap Paste
  6. Tap Done, Done and Done.

That's it! Once the bookmarklet is installed, saving any page from Mobile Safari is easy: just tap the book icon, then tap the '+ Pocket' bookmarklet.

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