How to Make a Google Keep Icon on Your iPhone Home Screen

Google Keep is a really interesting feature that you have with your Google Account, and it is something with a lot of potential uses on your iPhone. However, there is not an official Google Keep app (as of when this article was written – February 11, 2015), and you might be hesitant to download an app from a third-party developer.

The alternative solution to this issue is to use the Safari browser to access the Google Keep service. It works relatively well in that capacity, and you will find that you can do much of what you need to do in Keep through that method. But if you want to make Google Keep even easier to access, then you can add an icon to your Home screen that links directly to the Google Keep website. Our guide below will show you how to create this icon.


Add a Home Screen Link to Google Keep on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.

At the time this article was written there was not an official Google Keep app. There are several third-party apps available in the App Store, however, if you would prefer that option. Simply follow the steps in this article to learn how to search for an app in the App Store.


Step 1: Open the Safari app on your iPhone.

open the safari browser



Step 2: Type into the address bar at the top of the screen, then tap the blue Go button. Note that you will need to sign into your Google Account at this point if you are not already signed into it.

navigate to the google keep website



Step 3: Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen. If the menu at the bottom of the screen is not visible, then swipe down on the screen to display it.

tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen



Step 4: Tap the Add to Home Screen icon.

tap the add to home screen button



Step 5: Tap the Add button to create the icon on your Home screen.

tap the add button to create the icon



You will now be able to tap the icon that was added to your Home screen to open the website in your Safari browser. Depending upon the number of apps that are installed on your device, you may need to swipe to the left or right on your Home screen to locate the app.

Would you like to move your Google Keep icon to a different location? Learn how to move apps on the iPhone to make your more frequently used apps more accessible. newsletter

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