How to Add a Link Button to the Home Screen of an iPhone

Two Methods:For iOS 7 and 8For iOS 6 and before

Do you own an iPhone or iPod touch? Did you know there is a way to add a Safari mobile page to the Home screen page, so that this page is similar to the style of an iPhone app? Well, there is. You'll find the steps described below, in this article.

Method 1
For iOS 7 and 8

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    Open up the Safari app on your iOS device.
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    Navigate to the website you want to create a shortcut for.
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    Tap on the "Share" icon at the bottom. This looks like a square with an arrow pointing upwards.
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    Select the "Add to Home Screen" icon.
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    Give your Link Button a name.
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    Tap on the word "Add" in the upper right hand corner.
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    Look for this link button on your Home screen.

Method 2
For iOS 6 and before

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    Open the website in your Safari browser. No other browsers on an iPhone offer this feature.
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    Make sure the page has been completely loaded.
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    Press the center button on the touch-screen. It looks like a box with an arrow popping out of it. This is the same option you would press to add a bookmark to your iPhone.
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    Tap the "Add to Home Screen" button.
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    Edit the title, on the page that results. This will become the text at the bottom of the home-screen that holds the "app" on the home screen.
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    Press the "Add" button that is found at the top of the screen that results.

Tips

  • Mobile versions of pages that are meant strictly for the iPhone will also offer a nicer looking button than that of those that offer just their PC-version page. These PC-paged bookmarks will shown as a tiny view of the page you've saved at the time of originally adding. The ones that offer the mobile versions will show as a nice graphical button that features the company logo.
  • If you open Safari using a link button in iOS 6, the address bar and bottom (back/forward button will become missing), so keep this in mind. This is not the case for iOS 7.
  • You can also do this on the iPad and the iPod Touch.
  • On iOS6 and above, when you decide to place it, the button will show you a preview of the button you'll be placing, shortly before adding it to the Home Screen.

Things You'll Need

  • Safari browser on iPhone/iPod/iPad/iOS device.
  • any linked page that you want access again towards in the future.

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