How to Change the Internet Explorer Home Page

You can have multiple home pages for Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer lets you change the default home page so that you can access any website of your choice when you select the Home icon. You can also have multiple home pages that open in separate tabs. Here's how to set a new home page in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Instructions in this article apply to Internet Explorer 11. If you use an older version, you can update Internet Explorer for free.

How to Change the Home Page for Internet Explorer 11

To set a new home page or multiple home pages for IE 11:

  1. Open the website you want to set as your new home page, and then select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner.

    The Settings gear in Internet Explorer
  2. Choose Internet Options.

    Internet Options in Internet Explorer settings
  3. Under the General tab, select Use current to set the open website as your home page.

    If you select Use new tab, selecting the Home icon opens a new blank tab. You can also choose Use default to restore the original Microsoft default home page.

    The Use Current button
  4. To add multiple home pages, select the text box, and then add the URLs for the other websites on separate lines.

    Alternatively, select Start with tabs from the last session to restore recently closed tabs the next time you launch Internet Explorer.

    Creating multiple home pages in Internet Explorer
  5. Select Apply, then select OK.

How to Access the Home Page in IE 11

The home page is the website that opens when you launch Internet Explorer. To access your home page at any time, select the Home icon in the upper-right corner of Internet Explorer.