Like all browsers, Safari on iOS is a multipurpose tool for using the Web. It has the usual run of features: search, tabs, bookmarks, reading list, and more.
But what if you’re interested in visiting a few websites on a regular basis? You can save yourself some tapping–including the tap to open the Safari app itself–by adding a bookmark for a website right on your home screen.
1. Tap Safari.
2. Go to the webpage you want to bookmark. We’ll use apple.com in this example.
3. Tap the Share button.
4. Tap Add to Home Screen. A sheet will appear that will allow you to change (or shorten) the name the website if you like. An icon for the website will also be provided; if the website doesn’t make an icon available, a thumbnail of the webpage will appear instead.
5. Click Add. An icon for the webpage will be added to an open spot on your home screen.
It looks like an app, but…
The bookmark acts just like an app icon. A single tap of the new icon will launch Safari and take you right to the web page. Touch and hold the icon until all the icons on the home screen wiggle, and then you can move it to a different home screen or delete it by tapping the x next to the icon.
What’s your favorite website that you’ve added to your home screen?