Bypassing The Time’s paywall can seemingly be done by subscribers only. The users that are unable to pay cannot access their content. At this point, only subscribers can read their content. Many people want to read their articles but lack the funds to pay. However, there are tried and tested ways that visitors can use to read content for free.
1) Deleting paywall manually
You can bypass some paywalls by changing the source code. Right-click on the paywall and click inspect element. It will lead you to the source code of the paywall. Then again, right-click on the code and press the delete element. It might take some experimenting to get rid of the paywall.
2) Resetting browser cookies
The first step that you can try is resetting the cookies for the website. Most of the time, websites restrict access through a paywall using cookies. If you reset cookies and open the link in incognito, you might be able to read it for free.
3) Stopping the page from loading
Another method you can use is to pause the page from loading before a paywall opens. Ensure that you do it quickly since these pages load fast. Refresh the page and press the Escape key just before the content loads.
4) Converting the page to PDF
There are plenty of PDF converters available on the internet. All you have to do is copy the link to the article and paste it into one of the converters. You will not only access it for free but can have access to it anytime.
5) Looking for articles elsewhere
There are plenty of duplicates for the same article on the internet. All you have to do is copy the headline and search for it on the internet. In many instances, popular articles from renowned publications are posted for free.
6) Use Chrome extensions
Unpaywall is a free extension from Google Chrome, which can help you get past the paywall. The extension works by exploring free PDF versions on the internet and sending you the link to access the information.
7) Sign up for a free trial
The Times offers a free one-month trial to its users. You can easily cancel the subscription before the end of the month to stop getting charged. This method is free to use and can get you past the paywall.