How to Add Safari Shortcuts to an iPhone Home Screen

Open website links quickly on any iOS device

What to Know

  • Open the Safari app on your iPhone and go to a website you visit frequently.
  • Tap the Bookmark icon and then tap Add to Home Screen.
  • Accept the suggested name or enter a different name. Tap Add to save the shortcut to the iPhone Home screen.

This article explains how to make a Safari shortcut and add it to the iPhone home screen. It includes information on how to make a folder for your shortcuts on the Home screen. The instructions in this article apply to all iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

How to Add Safari Shortcuts to Your iOS Home Screen

If you use the Safari browser on an iOS device, it's easy to create shortcuts on the Home screen that open directly to your favorite websites. Here's how to create Home screen website shortcuts on your iOS device.

  1. Launch Safari and navigate to a website you frequently visit.

  2. Tap the Bookmark icon at the bottom of the screen (it resembles a box with an upward-pointing arrow).

  3. Tap Add to Home Screen.

  4. Accept the suggested name for the shortcut, or enter one you like better, then tap Add to save the new shortcut icon to the home screen.

    Making a home screen shortcut in Safari
  5. The new icon appears next to your other app icons. If you have a lot of apps, you may need to scroll through several screens to find it. To use the icon, tap it to go directly to the saved website in Safari.

Make a Bookmarks Folder for Website Icons

If you want easy access to multiple web bookmarks, repeat the website icon creation process with other websites, and then save all the website icons in one folder.

Press and hold one of the icons until all the icons start to wiggle. Then touch and drag one website icon on top of another to create a folder. Add other website icons to the same folder by dragging and dropping the icons.

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