Updated ipad to 8.1. On safari now I have a bookmark/reading list/link column on left of screen. It takes up about 1/3 of the screen and I want to delete it. I can not figure out how to do so.

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Tap the blue highlighted book icon next to the address bar.

A clarification: Tap the book icon directly to the left of the address bar (on my iPad this book icon is white; not blue) Do not tap the blue book icon that is located on the reading list itself (nothing will happen when you tap the blue book icon on the reading list itself).

If you do not see the book icon to the left of the address bar, tap the grey bar at the top of the page (where you see the time, battery level, the word 'iPad', wifi symbol) and you will then see the address bar. The book symbol is immediately to the left of the address bar. Tap this book symbol and the annoying, large, reading list box will disappear.


Liz - I think you might be tapping the wrong book icon - there are two. Tap the one closer to the top of the page.

  • please add a pic
    – klanomath
    Dec 28, 2014 at 18:52

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