Save a Safari Webpage to iPhone/iPad Home Screen.
In my Mac user group, we use an online attendance survey that we ask meeting attendees to complete. This survey not only allows us to record attendance, but also allows attendees to leave feedback on the meeting, as well as ask additional questions or other questions.
This Google survey is not easy to find and has a long and confusing URL, so when regular visitors want to log in from their iPhone or iPad, we wanted to give them an easy way to launch the webpage again. Of course, they can just add a bookmark in Safari and access the webpage that way, but that will be a little faster if you have a shortcut right on the home screen.
IOS’s versatile sharing feature provides an easy way to do this, and we’ll show you how in this article.
Add a Safari webpage to your home screen
First, open the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad. Now go to the website you are visiting and would like to visit again from that device.
Notice the ubiquitous Share icon at the top of the page (a small rectangle with an up arrow).
Click â€œShareâ€ and it will open up many different places and ways to share this content.
Scroll from right to left across the bottom of the Sharing Destinations and tap Add to Home Screen.
Then notice the dialog box that allows you to enter the distinguished name for this shortcut. Enter a name or leave the default, then click Add.
Now go back to the home screen of your device and you will see the shortcut you just created.
Whenever you want to visit this same website, just tap that icon on your home screen, and VOILA! As an added bonus, you can also add a Safari webpage to the desktop on Mac OS by simply dragging and dropping it.
On your Mac, open Safari and go to the webpage you want to save to your desktop. Then just click on the address bar and drag the icon to your desktop.
Of course, you need to exit full screen to do this. Funnily enough, tapping the Share icon on the desktop version of Safari gives you tons of different options like Email, Messages, AirDrop, Notes, and more, but doesn’t give you the option to save the shortcut to your desktop! Enjoy!