Customizing your reading experience in Pocket Premium

Upgrade your reading experience with Pocket Premium’s reading features. This article describes all premium features available under a subscription. Pocket Premium subscribers can fully customize their reading experience with adjustable text layout options and 8 additional Premium font options. Continue reading to learn what options you can look forward to using when you become a subscriber.

What you get with Pocket Premium:

Pocket for iOS version 8.0 is temporarily missing the following features: layout customization, highlighting, and permanent library. While we provide follow-up updates to return these to our new iOS experience, you can access these features on Pocket's website or Pocket for Android.

To learn more about the new Pocket experience for iOS, check our blog post.

Fonts and Reading Layouts

You can create your own perfect reading experience by adjusting your Display Settings. Here’s a brief description of what can be changed:


In addition to the two that come with Pocket (Blanco and Graphik) Pocket Premium includes 8 additional fonts that are beautiful and unique, including Ideal Sans, Inter, Plex Sans, Sentinel, Tiempos, Vollkorn, Whitney, and Zilla Slab.

Line Height

Adjusting Line Height will increase and decrease the vertical spacing between lines of text, letting you adjust the amount of text on the screen.


Adjusting Margins will control how much text can fit on each line, and determine the spacing between the text and the sides of your screen.

To adjust your Display Settings in Pocket on iOS and Android:

  1. Open an article.
  2. Tap the ●●● button.
  3. Tap Display Settings.

To adjust your Display Settings on Pocket's website: 

Open the article, then click the "aA" button in the upper right to open the display settings.

Unlimited Highlights

Highlighting text while reading offers significant advantages. It enables you to immerse yourself more fully in the content, grasp complex topics with greater ease, and effortlessly locate essential passages later on. With Pocket, you can easily create highlights in Article View, allowing you to capture as many noteworthy points as you desire. Read more about highlighting in Pocket.

Permanent Library

With Pocket's Permanent Library function, copies of articles and web pages that qualify are saved to your account. This automatic process guarantees that you can retrieve the same version you saved in Pocket, even if the original article changes or is removed from the internet. To learn more, visit Pocket Premium: Permanent Library

Recent Tags

After you save an article in Pocket, tagging is the next important step to keep your content organized. With Recent Tags in Pocket Premium, users can easily add tags to your saved articles with just one click. The feature suggests tags based on your most recent ones used, eliminating the extra effort of manually organizing your list.

Full-text search

Pocket Premium unlocks the fast and powerful Full-Text Search feature, which allows you to search through the complete content of all the saved articles. With this functionality, you can quickly find the desired article effortlessly.

Advertising-free experience

With Pocket Premium, you can focus on the content that matters to you, without any unwanted distractions. 

Common Questions

Can I restore my Text Options back to default?

While we do not have a button to restore your Text Options back to default, here’s how to find the default setting for each:

  • Default Font: Blanco 
  • Default Text Size: Tap the - (minus) to decrease the text size as much as possible, and then tap the + (plus) five times
  • Default Line Height: Tap the - (minus) to decrease the line height as much as possible, and then tap the + (plus) three times 
  • Default Margin Width: Tap the - (minus) to decrease the margin width as much as possible, and then tap the + (plus) two times
Which languages do the included fonts support?

All available fonts in Pocket support the Latin alphabet. The following premium fonts support the Cyrillic alphabet as well: Graphik, Ideal Sans, Inter, Plex Sans, Vollkorn.

Will you add more fonts in the future?

We’re happy to consider adding more font options in the future. If you have a favorite font that you’d like to see in Pocket, please click "contact Pocket support" at the bottom of this article to let us know.

Which platforms offer these custom display features?

These reading customizations are available in Pocket for Android, iOS and Web. While we aren’t able to share a specific timeline to add these features to other platforms, our goal is to provide consistent features across all of our platforms.

Some of the premium features don’t work for me – what can I do?

At the moment, Pocket for Android and Web are the only platforms that offer layout customization, permanent library, and highlighting. However, we're actively working on bringing these features to iOS.

Why are some features missing from the Pocket app?

Some features are currently unavailable on Pocket for iOS version 8.0. Currently, layout customization, highlighting, and viewing your permanent library copy of articles have been temporarily removed in the new iOS update. We are actively working to reintroduce these features as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you can still access these features by using the Pocket website or Android. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve your Pocket experience.

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