Enabling the Pocket Share Extension in iOS

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.

Please note that Share Extensions are available in iOS 8 or higher. If you're using an older version of iOS, we recommend that you update your device.

Enabling the Pocket Share Extension

Enabling the Pocket Share Extension is easy, and only takes a moment. 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’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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