How to Delete Home Screen Links on the iPhone

The Share icon within the Safari browser allows you to send a link to a Web page to a number of different locations. Whether you want to email a Web page to someone or send it through a text message, the option exists within that menu.

But you can also choose to send Web page links, or “bookmarks”, to your iPhone’s home screen. If you do this enough, however, you might find that your Home screen is becoming overridden with Web page bookmarks. Our short guide below will show you how to delete bookmarks that you no longer need.


Delete Web Page Bookmark Icons from an iPhone

These steps were performed on an iPhone 5, in iOS 8. However, these same steps can also be performed to delete Web page links from your Home screen on other versions of iOS as well.

Note that the bookmark icons that get added to your Home screen are different than the bookmarks that you can create in the Safari browser. You can follow the steps in this article to delete bookmarks from within the Safari browser.


Step 1: Locate the Web page link that you want to delete.

locate the link to delete



Step 2: Tap and hold the icon until all of the icons on the screen start to shake.

tap and hold the icon until all the icons start to shake



Step 3: Tap the small x at the top-left corner of the link that you want to delete.

touch the x on the icon



Step 4: Press the Delete button to confirm that you wish to delete the bookmark. You can then press the Home button under your screen to stop your app icons from shaking.

tap the delete button



For more information about using the Safari browser on your iPhone, click here.

You can use a similar method to the one described in this article to delete apps from your iPhone. Learn how to delete apps and start freeing up some storage space on your device. newsletter
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