Enabling the Pocket Share Extension in iOS

November 2020 update: we are receiving reports of iOS users noting that Pocket and other iOS apps are missing from the Share Menu in iOS 14.2. Please restart your device to see Pocket and any other missing apps reappear in the Share Menu.

Introduction

The Pocket share extension in iOS makes it easy to save to Pocket from any app that uses the native share menu. Once Pocket has been enabled, saving to Pocket is quick and easy.

Enabling the Pocket Share extension on iOS 13 and 14

The Pocket Share Extension on iOS 13 is easy to enable, and only takes a minute. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  2. Tap the Share button
  3. Swipe the row with the app icons to the right, and tap More
  4. Tap Edit
  5. Find Pocket, and it to your favorites list by tapping the + button
  6. (Optional) Move Pocket to the top of the list 
  7. Tap Done

That’s it! Now, when you want to save a link to Pocket from most apps, just tap the share button and then select Pocket.

Enabling the Pocket Share Extension on iOS 12 and earlier

The Pocket Share Extension on iOS 12 (and earlier) is easy to enable, and only takes a minute. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  2. Tap the Share button
  3. Swipe the top row (with the colored icons) and tap More
  4. Enable Pocket
  5. (Optional) Move Pocket to the top of the list
  6. Tap Done

Saving with the Pocket Share Extension

Once enabled, you’ll see Pocket in the Share menu of numerous apps. Here’s how to use it when you find a page you want to save to Pocket:

  1. Tap the Share button
  2. Tap Pocket

Click here to learn more about saving to Pocket on iPhone.

Common Questions

I've updated to iOS 14 and can't find Pocket in the share menu. How can I bring the Pocket button back?

You can turn your phone or tablet off and back on again to bring the Pocket button back to the share menu.

I’m seeing a “Please log into Pocket” message when I try to save. What should I do?

If you see this message when using the Pocket Share Extension, please launch the Pocket app on your device and try again to save.

If you continue to see this “Please log into Pocket” message, we recommend logging out of your Pocket app and then log back in again. This will ensure that the app and extension are communicating correctly.

I don't see Pocket after tapping the More button. What am I doing wrong?

Make sure you're tapping More in the top row, with the colored icons. The bottom row with the monochrome icons are for a different type of action.

I see a message that says "No URL found". What am I doing wrong?

When saving to Pocket with the share extension, please make sure that you are trying to save a webpage or article. If you are in a reading/news app and continue to see this message, this suggests that the app isn't passing Pocket the correct information. Please contact Pocket Support and let us know what app you're having trouble with, and we'll be glad to reach out to the app developer to help get it fixed.

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