Reading Settings

There are many options you can select to enhance the reading experience on the apps.

Here are some of the options:

  • background colour and font colour of the reading page
  • screen brightness
  • font size
  • choice of font
  • More Settings*

*these are different depending on if you use the Android or the iOS app.

 

 

iOS App

To get to your reading settings:

  1. Open a story
  2. Tap on the middle of a screen
  3. Tap on Aa

 

Background and Font Colour: You can choose between three choices by tapping on the coloured squares.

  • black text on a white background (default)
  • white text on a black background
  • black text on a beige (sepia) background

Screen Brightness: Use the sliding bar to modify the brightness of the page.

Font Size: Tap on Aa- or Aa+ to change the font size

Font style: Tap on the Serif box; a menu of font styles will appear.

 

More Settings:

  • Orientation Lock
  • Inline Comment: display or hide
  • Reading Mode: Scrolling (swiping up and down) or Paging (swiping left and right)
  • Auto Scrolling
  • Sliding bar for Auto-Scrolling: turtle is slow, rabbit is fast 

Android App

To get to your reading settings:

  1. Open a story
  2. Tap on the middle of a screen
  3. Tap on Aa

 

Background and Font Colour: You can choose between three choices by tapping on the coloured squares.

  • black text on a white background (default)
  • white text on a black background
  • black text on a beige (sepia) background

Screen Brightness: Use the sliding bar to modify the brightness of the page.

Font Size: Tap on Aa- or Aa+ to change the font size

Font style: Tap on the ‘Serif’ box; a menu of font styles will appear.

 

More Settings:

  • Screen Orientation: Auto, Portrait, or Landscape
  • Inline Comments: display or hide
  • Status Bar: display or hide
  • Volume Key Navigation: Turn pages and scroll using the volume keys
  • Reading Mode: Scrolling (swiping up and down) or Paging (swiping left and right)
  • Use Device Brightness

Web (Computer or Mobile Browser)

These features are not available on the web.

Windows Phone App

To get to your reading settings:

  1. Tap on the three-line icon at the top of the page
  2. Select your username
  3. Tap on the gear icon (bottom of page)
  4. Select Account Settings, then Reading Settings

Currently, the only reading setting option is the reading mode. You can select either:

  • Scrolling (swiping up and down for the next page)
  • Paging (swiping left to right for the next page)
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