If you have a favorite website that you keep coming back to, a very handy thing to do is to have a direct link on your smartphone screen. Identical to a standard browser bookmark, the icon has only one job – when tapped, to open your browser and take you directly to that website. Making such an icon is extremely easy. Here’s how to add a website to your Android or iPhone home screen.
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To add a website to your Android home screen, open Chrome and navigate to the website. Open the three-dot menu at the top and select Add to home screen. Confirm and it will appear on the screen. On an iPhone, open Safari and navigate to the website. Tap the share menu and select Add to home screen. Confirm and it will appear on the screen.
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How to Add a Website to Your Android Home Screen
To add a website to an Android home screen, open Google Chrome and navigate to the website. Next, pull down the menu by tapping the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Select Add to home screen. Note that if the website has an app in the Play Store, the Add to home screen the option will be replaced by Install the app.
Next, you have the option to change the icon title. Once the title looks correct, press To add to transfer it to the home screen.
If you now return to your screen, you will see the icon. You’ll also see the Chrome icon attached, which means you can’t switch the icon to another browser.
How to Add a Website to Your iPhone Home Screen
iPhone differs from Android in that it doesn’t matter if the website has an app or not. You can always add it as an icon. After going to the website, tap on the Share menu button.
In the menu, scroll down and select Add to home screen.
If you wish, modify the title of the site as it will appear on your screen. When everything is to your satisfaction, press To add.
The icon is now there, ready to use.