Add Website Bookmarks To Your iPhone's Homescreen

Your iOS homescreen isn't just for apps. You can put bookmarks on it too, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favourite websites.

The process is super-simple (as you can see from the video above). Here's how it works:

  1. Open up Safari and load a website. (I know this is really hard, but after you learn this shortcut you'll never have to type in this URL again so don't worry.)
  2. At the bottom of the screen you'll see an icon depicting an arrow that looks like it's trying to get away from a square. This represents the never-ending struggle between the pursuant rectangular form and chased arrowhead. It also represents tapping a button to perform an action, which is more applicable in this case. So tap this button.
  3. If you managed to tap that button successfully, you'll have a few options. The one you want to tap is "Add to Home Screen". So do that.
  4. You'll be asked to choose a name for the homescreen icon. So, you know, pick a good one and save it. When you're done it'll show up on your homescreen and you'll never have to type in that stupid URL ever again.

You can also use this trick to create visual speed dial icons (although this mobile web app will save you a little work).

Shortcut of the Day highlights a great shortcut on various platforms from the desktop to mobile devices to the web. You can find more shortcuts here.


    I tried to do this and the "Add to Home Screen" option is no longer there after updating to the latest iOS. All they have is "Add Bookmark", "Mail Link to this Page", and "Print".

    I see this article is pretty new, am I doing something wrong?

    Nevermind, I searched around a little bit, and found that there is only a certain amount of iphone home screens you can have, I had to delete an app, and then the "Add to Home Screen" option was restored. What would I do without Google??

      I had the exact same problem, it was driving me crazy. I thought it was my update as well. Thanks for your re-post, you saved the day!

    Tap thet at the bottom of the screen

    On ipone

    How can I save log-in information to the bookmark, so I don't have to type my username and password into the log in screen everytime I use the app?

      Joe, did you ever figure out howe to save your log in information? Would love to know

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