How do I activate Reader Mode? Fox News Team February 09, 2015 22:09 Updated Follow To activate Reader Mode: Tap ‘Sections’. Navigate and tap on ‘Settings’. In the ‘Reader Mode’ item, switch to the On (switch should be green). Related articles How do I activate Reader Mode? What is Reader Mode? What is Reader Mode? How do I close the News Desk? What if my phone’s location settings are not enabled? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.