How to Save a Website as an Icon on an IPhone

By Laurel Storm

When it comes to loading your favorite websites, bookmarks are fast, but icons on your iPhone home screen are faster. To create these icons, use an option in the Share menu in Safari, the iPhone's default browser.

Adding the Icon

Open the website you want to add to your home screen in Safari, then tap the "Share" button to open the Share menu. This button is located on the bar at the bottom of the Safari window and resembles a square with an exiting arrow; if the bottom bar is currently hidden, tap the address bar at the top of the window to display it. In the Share menu, tap "Add to Home Screen." If you wish, edit the name of the icon using the on-screen keyboard, and then tap "Add." Safari minimizes and your iPhone displays your home screen, with your newly added icon. This icon works just like app icons when it comes to repositioning or removing it.