How to Shortcut Link and Add to Home Screen in Safari iOS/iPadOS?

Learn how to create a shortcut link with an icon on the home screen in the Safari on the iPhone or iPad. The shortcut links will open in the safari browser.

Everyone has a favorite blog or website that we frequently visit or keep up to date. For example, social media sites like FB, Twitter, etc. are always on your screen. But, if you’re a person like me who wants to keep the phone smooth and do not like apps, then we may rely mostly on the browsers.

In that case, we can just bookmark the link on our home screen. This link will act as a shortcut link like we have on a desktop browser. And the Safari for iOS and iPadOS does offer a feature to add links on Home Screen just like Google Chrome and Edge on Android.

How to Add Shortcut Link to Home Screen in Safari iPadOS/iOS?

Here are the steps to create a shortcut link and add to the home screen using Safari browser on iPad or iPhone:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the website URL that you want to create a shortcut link.
  3. Tap on the Share icon.
  4. From the available list, select Add to Home Screen option.
  5. Customize the Title, if needed.
  6. Tap on Add command to automatically place the shortcut link on Home Screen.

Add to Home Screen from Safari on iOS and iPadOS

This 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.

In order to remove the link, just tap and hold the icon and hit on remove bookmark to delete.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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