Email Web Pages on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

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The Safari browser is just one of many iOS apps that includes a link to a share sheet. Use it to email or text a link to the web page you are viewing in just a couple of easy steps. This comes in handy when you want to share a web page link with someone quickly.

The information in this article applies to the Safari Web browser on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch devices running either iOS 12 or iOS 11.

How to Share a Web Page Using iOS Share Sheet

Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch all have a sharing feature you can use to share the link to a web page you are viewing in Safari via an email or a text message.

  1. Open the Safari browser by tapping on the Safari icon, typically located on your device's Home screen.

  2. Go to the web page that you want to share.

  3. After the web page loads, tap the Share button, represented by a square with an up arrow in the foreground, to open the iOS share sheet.

  4. Tap the Mail icon to share the web page link via the Mail app, which opens with the web page link in the body of an email and the name of the web page in the Subject line.

  5. Complete the email and tap Send.

    Steps for sending a web page in an email
  6. If you prefer to send the web page link via a text message, do it from the same share sheet. After selecting the Share button on the web page, tap the Message icon on the share sheet, and complete the text message.

    Sharing a web page via text message

Sending a text message may be the better choice because the recipient can click the text message to go straight to the web page.

Other Options in the Share Sheet

The share sheet contains many other options, some of which you can use to share a web page with an app or service:

  • Tapping Reminders opens the name of the web page and a thumbnail image with options for you to position it in the Reminders app.
  • Selecting Note also opens the link and thumbnail, and you choose one of your existing notes or a new note in the Notes app as the destination.
  • Tapping Twitter opens the link, web page title, and thumbnail in a tweet, ready for you to personalize and send.

On the share sheet, you can also add a website shortcut to the Home screen for the web page for quick access, bookmark it, add it to Safari's Reading List or Favorites, or print it, among other options.