The Safari Web browser on your iPhone is very useful, and many websites have implemented adjustments to their sites so that they look good when viewed on a mobile browser. This combination of factors has led to an increase in Web browsing that occurs on mobile devices like the iPhone.
But typing can still be a nuisance, so you may be looking for an easier way to find the Web pages that you visit most frequently. One way to do this is by creating a shortcut to a website on your iPhone’s Home screen.
Web Page Shortcuts in iOS 9
The steps in this article will show you how to create a shortcut to a website that is placed on your iPhone’s Home screen. You can then tap that icon at any time to open that Web page in the Safari browser on your device.
- Open the Safari Web browser.
- Navigate to the Web page for which you wish to place a shortcut on your Home screen.
- Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen. It’s the icon that looks like a square with an arrow pointing out the top.
- Tap the Add to Home Screen button.
- Enter a name for the shortcut that you are about to create (or just leave the one that your iPhone selected by default), then tap the Add button at the top-right corner of the screen.
You can then find the icon on your Home screen and tap it to launch that Web page in the Safari browser.
If you accidentally create a shortcut for the wrong page, or if you later find all of these Web page shortcuts to be inconvenient, then you can delete them the same way that you would delete an app from your device.
Another way that you can save a Web page for quick access in the future is by using bookmarks in Safari. This provides an alternate way to remember a site without adding additional icons to your Home screen.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
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