Adding websites to the home screen of your iPhone or Android device is a great way to quickly access your favorite websites or web applications. When you add a website to your home screen, it will create an app-like icon that allows you to access that website with a single tap. Instead of opening the web browser and typing in the URL, you can tap on the website icon on the home screen and quickly open that website.
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for how to add websites to the home screen of both iPhone/iPad and Android devices. Once you complete the steps in this guide, you can easily access your favorite website from your device’s home screen.
Add website to home screen of iPhone/iPad or iOS!
Let’s see how you can add website to home screen of your iPhone or iPad using Safari web browser.
- Open the Safari web browser on your iPhone and visit the website or web page you want to add to your home screen.
- Once the page loads up, tap on the “Share” icon at the bottom of your web browser.
- Inside Safari’s share sheet, tap on the “Add to Home Screen” option.
- Now give your website shortcut a name and press the “Add” button to add it to your iPhone’s home screen.
And that’s about it; you have successfully added or installed a website to your iPhone’s home screen.
You can add as many websites to your iPhone’s home screen as your life by following the steps mentioned above. Adding websites to the home screen will work on both iPhones and iPad.
But the only downside here is that you can only add websites to your home screen using the Safari browser.
How to add website to home screen of an iPhone using Chrome browsers?
Unfortunately, you cannot add websites to home screen of your iPhone or iPad using Chrome Browser. Even though you can use a different web browser as your default in iOS, you cannot use it to add/install your website as a shortcut on your home screen.
On iOS, only the Safari browser will give you the option “Add to home screen,” which you can use to add a website to your iPhone or iPad’s home screen. If you use Google Chrome or anything else as your browser on your iPhone or iPad, you are out of luck.
Add website to home screen of Android device.
Unlike iOS, Android doesn’t have such limitations; you can use any web browser to add a website to your smartphone’s home screen. With that said, let’s see how to add website to home screen of your Android smartphone using Google Chrome.
- Open Google Chrome on your Android device and navigate to the website or webpage you want to add to your home screen.
- Now press the “3-dot” menu icon on the top-right of your browser.
- Then select the “Add to Home Screen” option from the list.
- A popup will appear; give your website a name, and then press the “Add” button to add that website to your Android home screen.
And there you have it; now go to your Android’s home screen and tap on the website icon to quickly open that website inside Google Chrome.
The basic process remains the same. You open the browser of your choice, visit the website, press the menu icon and select “Add to Home Screen,” enter the website icon name, and then press the “Add” button on the popup.
Note: Press the “Add to phone” icon on Edge Browser. On Firefox, press the “Add to Home screen” option, and on Samsung Browser, press the “Add page to” option, then select “Home screen” to add your favorite website to your Android home screen.
That’s all there is to it; you have now learned how to add websites to home screen of your iPhone and Android devices.
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Conclusion — Add website to home screen on Android and iOS devices
Adding a website to your iPhone or Android home screen can be a great way to quickly access your favorite web pages and web applications. It is an easy process to do, but the ability to add websites to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad is limited to the Safari web browser.
While on Android devices, any web browser is capable of adding websites to the home screen, making them much easier to access. By following the steps in this guide, you can quickly add any website to the home screen.