How to Add Bookmarks on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Add Favorites on Your iPhone or iPod Touch for Quick Website Access

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When you surf the web on the iPhone and iPod touch in the Safari browser app, you can save favorites and bookmarks so that you can quickly return to webpages you want to visit again. You can bookmark URLs to images, videos, web pages, and anything else that can open in Safari.

Bookmarks vs. Favorites

There is a distinction between the Favorites and Bookmarks folders in the Safari app on the iPhone and iPod touch even though the two words are often used synonymously.

Bookmarks on an iPhone or iPod touch appear in a default, master folder in Safari where all bookmarked pages are stored. Anything added to this folder is accessible through the Bookmarks icon in Safari so that you can easily access those saved links whenever you want.

The Favorites folder functions in the same way that you store webpage links. However, it's a folder stored in the Bookmarks folder. It is the first folder you see when you tap the Bookmarks icon on the iPhone or iPod touch. This doesn't provide significantly quicker access than links that are contained in the main Bookmarks folder, but if you also have an iPad, you'll see that the Favorites appear as tabs at the top of every Safari page you open, so you are just a single tap away from any one of them.

You can add additional custom folders to either folder to organize your bookmarks.

Add Bookmarks and Favorites on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Here's how to add a bookmark or favorite to Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch:

  1. Open the webpage in Safari that you want to bookmark.
  2. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the page.
  3. Choose Add Bookmark or Add to Favorites in the Share menu.
  4. Enter a name for the bookmark in the field provided.
  5. Tap Save if you chose to Add to Favorites. If you choose to Add Bookmark, first select a folder from the list on the screen by tapping on it and then tap Save.

Note: The necessary steps to add bookmarks on an iPad are slightly different from doing it on an iPod touch or iPhone because Safari is structured differently.