How to Add Any Website Shortcuts To Your iPhone Home Screen
Normally on your #iPhone or #iPad you think of the home screen as your place. Nevertheless, you can also add websites. The iPhone or iPad home screen isn't only where the apps live. They can also include website shortcuts. In some instances, the website shortcut is enough instead of the full application.
How did you think you'd use a website as a phone application?
You have lots of apps to install to get this done on your iPhone or iPad. Some devices offer additional functionality and enhancements a website can not provide. But just add it to your home screen if you need the basic functions of the web version or want to search a favorite website.
1. First, on your iphone, open Safari and visit the website you want to pin to the Home Screen. For example: vocalb.com
2. Then tap the Share icon at the bottom. Then tap 'Add to Home Screen' from the menu.
3. Now, type in a name for your shortcut and then tap the 'Add' button.
Now the website icon will be displayed as a shortcut on the home screen, just like an app. When you tap the shortcut it will open to that page in Safari.
The process on the iPad is the same. But, the Share button is located next to the address bar in the upper-right corner.
You can add any page you like and when you tap it from the home screen it will open to that page in Safari. In some cases, the site’s icon will look exactly like the app. The only way one would know that YouTube, PayPal and spotify were not the actual apps on my phone is by launching them.
When installing apps you need to consider that it might be mining your data in the background. Relaying your location, usage, and other telemetry data to the app company. Which in turn sells it to advertisers.
So, take inventory of the apps you have installed and your actual needs. Perhaps you can get by with just adding the website to the home screen. This will help save space on your device by not bogging it down with a ton of apps. It can also improve battery life insofar as the apps aren’t running background processes and using device resources.
Images : Vocalb.