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Add Shortcut Link on Home Screen in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Want to create a shortcut link in Safari's homescreen on your iPhone and iPad? Learn how to add quick access links to your favorite websites on your iOS device's home screen.

The Apple Safari browser on iPhone and iPad offers a feature where we can create a shortcut link to a website and add it directly onto the home screen.

On clicking the shortcut link, the website will launch automatically in the Safari browser on your device.

We can customize the shortcut link name and move it to the desired location on the homescreen.

Add Shortcut Links on Home Screen using Safari browser

In this guide, we have shared the steps to add the site shortcut link to the device’s home screen using Apple Safari on iPhone and iPad.

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Editor’s note: please refer to add Safari browser on the home screen if you are looking the same. Instead of adding the website shortcut in the following guide.

Using ‘Add to Home Screen’ in Safari on iPhone

The website shortcut link on the home screen can help quickly launch the website page without launching the Safari browser and searching for the bookmark or page. With one single tap, the website is loaded on the Safari browser screen.

Here are the steps to create a site’s home screen shortcut:

  1. Launch the Safari app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the Website URL you want to add as a shortcut link on the home screen.
  3. Tap on the Share apple share icon command.
  4. Select the Add to Home Screen action command from the available list of options.
    Add to Home Screen option on Safari for iPhone
  5. Customize the Title Name if needed and tap the Add command to place the shortcut link on Home Screen.
    Add to Home Screen link from Safari iPhone

It will create a shortcut link on the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad with the website icon and title. If you tap on the icon, it will launch the Safari browser with the same website shortcut.

To remove the shortcut link, press and hold the link icon for options and select the Delete bookmark command to delete. You can also use the Share Bookmark using any medium, but only the link will be shared.

Delete Bookmark Shortcut Link for Safari iPhone

Similar options are also available on the iPad to add and customize the home screen shortcut link.

Add to Home Screen from Safari on iOS and iPadOS

Bottom Line

Adding a shortcut link to the home screen can help in quickly launching the website in the browser with a single tap.

We can remove shortcut by long-pressing the icon on home screen and selecting the Delete bookmark action command.

Similarly, you can create a website link as a desktop shortcut using Safari on Mac. It works very similar to the above mentioned.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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