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Reading preferences

There are many ways you can enhance your reading experience on Wattpad. Please note these changes can only be made on the iOS and Android app versions of Wattpad. 

Here are some of the options:

  • Background color (Dark Mode) and font color of the reading page
  • Screen brightness
  • Font size
  • Choice of font
  • More Settings: orientation lock, reading mode, etc.

If you're looking to make adjustments to your language settings, please check: Changing language

To set up Dark Mode in the reader, select your platform below. For Dark Mode settings on other parts of the app, please check this article

Please select your device below


iOS

To get to your reading preferences:

  1. Open a story
  2. Tap on the middle of a screen
  3. Tap on Aa in the top right corner 

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

  • black text on a white background (default)
  • white text on a black background (Dark Mode)
  • black text on a 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 to open a menu of font styles.

More Settings:

  • Orientation Lock: prevent your device from turning horizontal or vertical if you are holding your device at a certain angle.
  • Inline Comment: display or hide comments when reading
  • Reading Mode: Scrolling (swiping up and down) or Paging (swiping left and right)
  • Auto-Scrolling: the page will automatically scroll down
  • Sliding bar for Auto-Scrolling: the turtle is slow, the rabbit is fast 

Android

To get to your reading preferences:

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

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

  • Black text on a white background (default)
  • White text on a black background (Dark Mode)
  • Black text on a beige/sepia background

Screen BrightnessUse the sliding bar to modify the brightness of the page.

Font SizeTap on Aa- or Aa+ to change the font size.

Font style: Tap on the ‘Serif’ box to open a menu of font styles.

 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: Uncheck to manually change brightness within the reader

Web (Computer or Mobile Browser)

These features are not available on the web.

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