Daily Tip: Bookmarking websites to your iPhone, iPad home screen [Beginner]

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Have a favorite website and curious how to bookmark it directly on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad home screen? Apple provides a WebClip feature that means you don't even have to launch Safari to get to your bookmark. We'll show you how after the break!

To add a WebClip bookmark icon to your home screen:

  • Launch Safari
  • Go to the web page you want to bookmark
  • Tap the "action" button (+ button on older versions of iOS)
  • If the web site has a proper iOS icon you'll see it here, otherwise you'll see a screen capture of the page you're bookmarking.
  • Edit the bookmark name to whatever you like. Shorter works better.
  • Tap Add

Its as simple as that, if you have any other websites that you visit on a regular basis, you can add them to your home screen and launch them like you would launch any application. Hope you found this helpful!

Bonus tip: Curious how to make a proper iOS WebClip icon for your site? We've got custom website icon creation tip ready to get you started. Check it out!

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George Lim

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