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How to Add a Website Bookmark to Your Home Screen on iPhone and iPad

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Creating a bookmark on your Home screen lets you use it as a one-tap portal to access specific online content, instead of having to open a browser and then select a bookmark or type in a website's URL address.

When you tap a website bookmark on your Home screen, it opens in Safari on the specific page you selected. If the site you're linking to has a dynamic mobile-friendly layout, accessing it from your Home screen can even become an app-like experience.

What's more, you can create as many website links as you like and arrange them on your iPhone or iPad Home screen, just like you would with regular apps. Here's how it works.

How to Create a Website Link on Your Home Screen

  • Launch Safari on your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌.
  • Navigate to the site that you want to create a Home screen shortcut to.
  • Tap the Share icon (the square with an arrow pointing out of it) at the bottom of the screen.

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  • Type a name for your site link. This will be the title that appears beneath its icon on your Home screen.

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Your new "web app" will appear in the next available space on your device's Home screen. To move it like you would any other app, tap and hold its icon, then tap Edit Home Screen , and you'll be able to drag it to your desired location. When you've placed it where you want it, tap Done .

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  • Step-by-Step: Bookmark Websites in Safari
  • Find Your Safari Bookmarks
  • Add Bookmarks to Home Screen
  • Add Custom Bookmark Folders
  • Extra: Delete or Edit Safari Bookmarks

The Safari web browser on your iPad supports bookmarks so that you can quickly return to your favorite websites. You can make Safari bookmarks whenever you want, or remove old bookmarks to de-clutter your browser .

Bookmarking on your iPad is done directly from the Safari app, and you can do it in seconds from any web page. Once you've made a Safari bookmark, you can access it from the bookmarks pop-out menu or from a new tab.

The screenshots in the steps below are of Safari in iOS 12 , but the written steps should work for other versions of iOS , too, including iOS 13 .

Bookmarks work in both regular mode and Private Browsing Mode , but the bookmarks you create during a private browsing session are stored along with the pages saved in normal mode. In other words, there isn't a separate area for private bookmarks.

How to Bookmark a Website in Safari

The key to saving a website as a bookmark in Safari is the share button .

Visit the web page you want to bookmark in Safari.

Tap the share button to the right of the address bar at the top of Safari, and select Add Bookmark .

If you don't see the address bar or the share button at the top of Safari, scroll to the very top of the page. This will automatically show the entire menu.

Change the name of the bookmark if you want, otherwise you can keep it as the default, auto-generated name.

You can also use this time to pick a different bookmark folder. To make a new one now, tap the folder listed under LOCATION and then choose New Folder . To make multiple folders one after another, see the tutorial further on down this page.

Choose Save to make the Safari bookmark.

How to Find Your Safari Bookmarks

The bookmarks you make in Safari are stored in the Favorites folder by default, which you can access by selecting the bookmark button (represented by an open book icon) on the left of the address bar.

Another way to access bookmarks on your iPad is to open a new browser tab with the plus sign at the top right corner of the app . In the new tab is a list of sites in the Favorites folder as well as a side panel of all your other custom bookmark folders.

Bookmarks you've added to your home screen are just icons on the home screen, resembling any other app. You can even move them around like other apps , too.

How to Add a Safari Bookmark to Your iPad Home Screen

Bookmarks can also be added directly on your home screen so that you can open them immediately without having to launch Safari first. When you tap a home screen bookmark, it immediately opens in Safari.

To do this, tap the share button on the right side of the address bar and choose Add to Home Screen . Name the bookmark whatever you want, and then tap Add .

How to Add Custom Bookmark Folders in Safari

The default folder for bookmarks on your iPad is called Favorites , but you can organize your saved pages into other folders, too.

Select the bookmarks button (the open book icon) at the top left of Safari. If you don't see this menu, scroll to the very top of the page.

From the bookmarks tab, tap Edit at the bottom.

Select New Folder .

Name the folder something memorable.

If you have other folders already created, you can nest one folder within another by selecting the other folder at this time.

Tap Done on the keyboard to save the folder, and then Done once more from the Bookmarks menu.

You can now tap the bookmark button to toggle it off and return to the web page.

How to Delete or Edit Safari Bookmarks on iPad

It's unlikely that every bookmark you ever create will stay forever. Maybe you've come to find out that you don't use it as often as you thought you would, or maybe the site is no longer online. You can edit or delete these bookmarks at any time.

Just open the bookmarks menu and tap Edit to see a red minus button that you can use to delete folders you've made or bookmarks you've created. Tap Delete to confirm.

To edit a bookmark or folder name, follow the same steps but select the item itself instead of the red icon, and then make the name change as you see fit.

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How to add bookmarks on an iPad, and sync them across all of your Apple devices

  • Using Apple's Safari browser, you can easily bookmark your favorite websites on an iPad .
  • You can see the same bookmarks on your iPad as on your Mac or create a unique set of bookmarks for each device.
  • You can even add an icon for a favorite website to your iPad's home screen — no browsing required.
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The version of Safari you have on your iPad has some nifty features that make web browsing convenient and easy.

You can add any webpage as a bookmark, and even turn your favorite websites into buttons on your home screen to access with a single click, like you would an app.

How to set and delete a bookmark in Safari on iPad

Creating a bookmark on your iPad takes just a few steps.

1. Open the webpage you want to bookmark in Safari.

2. Press and hold the bookmark icon on the upper left of the screen.

3. A box will pop down that gives you the option to add the page to your reading list or add a bookmark. Choose "Add Bookmark."

4. Another box pops down that gives you options for where to save your bookmark. The default is Favorites. When you add a bookmark to Favorites, its icon appears on your screen every time you open a new Safari tab. A drop down box with your favorites also appears when you tap into the search field. You can open a favorite by touching the icon. Your other basic location option is a folder called Bookmarks. Tap "Location" and a list of available locations for your bookmark will drop down.

You can also create a bookmark using the share icon on the upper right corner of your screen.

2. Tap the share icon. A box drops down with sharing options. Drag the bottom line to the left to see bookmarking options.

3. Choose "Add Bookmark" to add to your bookmarks. A box will drop down that allows you to choose your bookmark location.

4. If you know you want to add the bookmark to your favorites, tap the "Add to Favorites" icon from the bottom line of the drop-down menu.

5. Tap "Save" to save your bookmark.

You can toggle a list of your bookmarks on the left side of your browser screen by tapping the bookmarks icon. To delete a bookmark, simply swipe left on the line with the website name. A red Delete box will appear. Click "Delete" and the bookmark will disappear.

How to organize your bookmarks

To change the order of your bookmarks, open Bookmarks by tapping the icon. Touch and hold a bookmark and drag it up or down.

If you have a lot of bookmarks, you may want to organize them into folders. You can put a folder in Favorites, so it will appear in each new browser window.

1. Tap the bookmark icon to display your bookmarks.

2. Tap "Edit" at the bottom right of your bookmarks list.

3. New Folder will appear at the bottom left. Tap that.

4. Name your new folder and choose its location. The default location is Favorites. Tap Location for a drop-down list of possible locations. Favorites and Bookmarks are the two locations where all bookmarks live. If you don't want your folder to appear on the Favorites page, choose Bookmarks at the location.

5. Your folders will appear in the locations dropdown menu. You can add new bookmarks and new subfolders to your existing folders. To add an existing bookmark to a new folder, tap the sharing icon, then tap the Add Bookmark icon. The drop-down box will let you edit your bookmark location. You can also edit bookmark location in the bookmarks list on the right of your screen.

How to sync your iPad bookmarks across your other Apple devices

If you use the Safari browser on your Mac , iPhone , or other Apple devices, you can use the same bookmarks, including your favorites, as your iPad . All devices must be signed into the same iCloud account to share bookmarks.

1. Go to the Settings app and tap the box with your name at the top of the list.

2. Tap iCloud.

3. Scroll down to Safari and flip the switch to green to turn sharing on. If you have bookmarks on your iPad, you'll be asked to merge your local bookmarks. Note: if you later turn off sharing on you iPad, you'll lose the local bookmarks you set up before you turned sharing on.

You can also turn a webpage browser window into an icon on your iPad home screen.

1. Open the webpage for which you want an icon.

2. Tap the sharing icon at the top right side of the screen.

3. A box will appear with sharing options. Drag the bottom row to the left until you see the Add to Home Screen icon. Tap this icon.

4. An icon will appear on your home screen. When you tap it, you'll be taken to a browser window for the webpage.

For more information on that process, check out our article, " How to add link shortcuts to Business Insider and INSIDER on your iPhone or iPad ."

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Adding a home page bookmark can help you quickly access Web pages.

You're probably already familiar with home page shortcuts to access apps on your iPad, but you can add bookmarks to websites as well. When you add these bookmarks directly from Safari, they appear in the next empty space on the home page, and you can then reposition them just like any other shortcut. When you tap one of these home screen bookmarks, Safari automatically opens and navigates to the appropriate Web pages.

Open the Safari app, and then navigate to the Web page you wish to bookmark.

Tap the "Share" icon, which looks like a box with an arrow protruding, and then select "Add to Home Screen."

Type a name for the bookmark, and then tap "Add." The appropriate home screen appears automatically, so you can quickly locate the newly created bookmark.

Tap and hold the icon, and then drag it to a new location, if necessary. To delete the bookmark, tap and hold until the "X" appears at the top of the icon; tap the "X," and then select "Delete."

  • Information in this article applies to iPads running iOS 7. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
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This wikiHow teaches you how to bookmark a Web page in the Safari browser app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Step 1 Open the Safari app.

  • If you want to create a new bookmark folder, tap the Bookmarks icon in Safari. It's a blue outline of two curved pages. Then tap Edit in the corner of the screen, tap New Folder , type a name for the folder, and tap Bookmarks under location.

Step 7 Tap Save.

  • To access your bookmarks, tap the Bookmarks icon in Safari, then tap the bookmark you wan to open.

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  • To add a new folder, click Bookmarks in the menu bar, then click Add Bookmark Folder . This will add an "untitled folder" to the sidebar in Safari. Long-click the folder to edit the name.

Step 7 Click Add.

  • To access your bookmarks, click Bookmarks in the menu bar and click on the bookmark you want to open.
  • Click Bookmarks in the menu bar and click Show Bookmarks to display the bookmarks sidebar.
  • Click Bookmarks in the menu bar and click Edit Bookmarks to move, delete, or rename your bookmarks.

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How to Add Bookmark Folder in Safari on iPhone, iPad and Mac

The Safari browser is the default choice for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. The browser has gotten better, especially with the Safari 15 update. For instance, you can now create tab groups , which you can easily use between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Similarly, if you want to share a common set of bookmarks, it’s a good idea to create a specific bookmark folder for accessing same links on different Apple devices.

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Scrolling though several bookmarks can be tedious on iPhone and iPad. Instead, you can organize them by specific folders like work, holidays, personal, etc. Here are the steps to add a bookmark folder in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Add Bookmark Folder in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Creating a Bookmark in Safari will easily let you revisit the web page quickly the next time. You don’t have to copy a link and paste it to the Notes apps to refer later. You can simply access that link again by opening the Safari app itself. If you have a lot of Bookmarks, you can organize them into specific folders in Safari.

The steps to create a bookmark folder remain the same for iPhone and iPad.

Step 1:  Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

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Step 2:  Tap the Bookmark icon at the bottom menu bar.

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By default, Safari shows you a Favorites folder for your Bookmarks.

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Step 3:  Tap on Edit at the bottom-right corner.

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Step 4:  Tap on New Folder at the bottom-left corner.

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Step 5:  Name your new Bookmark Folder and tap on Done.

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Step 6:  Tap on Done at the bottom right.

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Step 7:  Tap on Done in top-left corner to confirm your action.

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Safari will create a new Bookmark Folder. Follow these steps to add a website link in the Bookmark Folder.

Step 1:  Open a website Safari and tap the Share icon in the middle of the menu bar at the bottom.

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Step 2:  From the list of options, scroll down and select Add Bookmark.

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Step 3:  Tap on the Favorites folder.

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Step 4:  Select your newly created Bookmark Folder.

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Step 5:  Tap on Save at the top-right corner.

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You have successfully saved the Bookmark in your new folder.

Add Bookmark Folder in Safari on Mac

Along with other great ways to organize Bookmarks in Safari on Mac, you can also choose to create Bookmark Folders to ease out your browsing experience. For folks who always prefer web browsing on a big screen, this feature will enable them to access saved links better on their Mac.

Follow these steps to create your Bookmark folder.

Step 1:  Press Command + Spacebar to reveal Spotlight Search, type  Safari, and press Return.

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Step 2: Click the Sidebar icon on the left side at the top menu bar.

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Step 3:  Click on Bookmarks.

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Step 4:  Bring the cursor to the Favorites option and right-click on it.

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Step 5:  Select New Folder from the list of options.

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Step 6:  Rename the folder and press Return.

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If you want to add a Bookmark Folder outside the Favorites tab, follow these steps.

Step 1:  Bring your mouse pointer to the empty space below the Favorites option.

Step 2:  Right-click there and select New Folder.

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Step 3:  Assign a name to the folder and press Return.

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Follow these steps to add a Bookmark in your newly created Bookmark Folder.

Step 1:  Open the website link you want to bookmark in Safari.

Step 2:  Click the Share icon on the top right.

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Step 3:  Select Add Bookmark from the list of options.

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Step 4:  Click on the dropdown menu to reveal Bookmark Folder names.

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Step 5:  Select the folder for saving your Bookmark.

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Step 6:  Click on Add to complete the process.

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This is how you can create Bookmark Folders and add your favorite website links as per your choice. Bookmark Folders will allow you to navigate between links that cater to your different interests easily. You can create a folder for your food recipes, movie recommendations, reading list, etc.

Organize Your Favorite Stuff on the Internet

Using Bookmark Folders in Safari to manage and organize your bookmarks will save up you a lot of time, irrespective of the device you use. When you discover something new on the web, you can quickly save it in a Bookmark Folder and name it according to your interest. Also, when you want to backup or import Safari boomarks to other browser on Mac, it’s easier.

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I have a Mac mini & a MacBook Air. On each I have 3 browsers - Chrome, Firefox & Safari. I primarily use Firefox but I've been reading online about Safari. I'm trying out the Safari browser right now. I'm intrigued about the Safari password manager & syncing bookmarks between devices. I'm considering making the Safari browser my default browser.

So, I have questions about syncing the bookmarks across my mini & my laptop.

Worse case scenario, I import the bookmarks from Chrome & Firefox into the Safari browser on my mini. Likewise, on my laptop. So, I'll have 2 Safari bookmark lists. There will be plenty of duplicates. I can manually delete the duplicates. When the bookmark lists are uploaded to iCloud, does iCloud delete the duplicates to create one"Master" bookmark list?

I can sort the bookmarks by name. There will be 2 identical bookmarks next to each other. I don't want to select one duplicate & delete it. I suppose that a window will pop up & ask "Do you want to delete this bookmark?" I click "yes". Then the same thing happens with the next bookmark & the next bookmark, etc. There'll be dozens of duplicates. I don't want to delete one bookmark at a time. What keyboard combination selects every other bookmark so that I can delete all of the duplicate bookmarks at one time?

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Keep your Safari bookmarks, reading list, and tabs up to date with iCloud

With iCloud, your Safari bookmarks, reading list, and open browser tabs stay up to date on all your devices.

Access the same bookmarks, reading list, and tabs on all your devices

When you  set up iCloud for Safari , your Safari bookmarks, reading list, and open browser tabs are stored in the cloud instead of locally on your device. You can access that information on any device that’s set up for iCloud and Safari, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. You can access your bookmarks on a Windows computer.

Because your information is in the cloud, changes you make on one device—like bookmarking a new website, removing an item from your reading list, or opening a new tab—automatically appear on all your devices. You see the most up-to-date version of your bookmarks, reading list, and open browser tabs, no matter where you access them.

Restore your bookmarks and reading list on all your devices

Your bookmarks and reading list are archived automatically. You can use iCloud.com to restore an archived version on all your devices if you ever need to.

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  • How do I Selectively Sync Safari on iCloud? Long time user struggling with iCloud Safari Sync. I use an iMac in my office at home, another in my home studio. I use an iPad Pro when working away from home and when not working both at home and away. I've an Admin account on another iMac at a customer's premises I regularly work at and a Mac mini as a media centre. Plus my phone. Obviously I want my bookmarks, reading list and logins everywhere. Obviously I don't want work machines autofilling the address bar or history with Youtube Time Team S4 E3/E4/E5, The Poke, ClientsFromHell etc when clients are sitting at my desk. Obviously I don't want to have to trawl through a history of thousands of local files to pick up where I left off on Time Team. Surely there's a way there's a way to refine what Safari syncs on Mac as it seems there is for PC users using alternate browsers. Nobody else has access to any of these machines (or account on the clients machine) so it's not about privacy, it just seems silly/clumsy for sync to be all or nothing. Anyone figured how selectively sync Safari? 301 8

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May 1, 2022 9:32 AM in response to macnerd48

Apr 30, 2022 8:58 AM in response to macnerd48

Is this question directed to someone other that yourself ?

On the off chance -

A " Bookmark " is derived from a Specific url ( Web Address ) and purposely saved by the User .

The " Favourite " is also derived from a Specific url ( Web Address ) but is added to the Opening Page of Safari based upon the frequency the user visits that specific Web Site

Apr 30, 2022 10:54 AM in response to PRP_53

OK, I understand your definition.

A bookmark is a bookmark but it can be a favorite if the site is frequently visited.

I have 26 folders labeled "A" thru "Z".

This is confusing!

When I click on "Bookmarks" in the main menu, I see "Show Bookmarks" AND "Favorites". When I click on Bookmarks > Favorites, I see Bookmarks Bar!

OK, under Preferences:

Under General, I see "Favorites Shows:". I can choose "Favorites" or "Bookmarks Bar" or any folder.

When I go to Bookmarks > Edit Bookmarks, I see Favorites. If I expand Favorites, I see Bookmarks Bar.

"Bookmarks Bar" is a subfolder under Favorites. It looks like the only way to simplify the bookmarks is to use "Edit Bookmarks".

I think that I figured it out. Favorites shows on the Start Page & the Menu bar. "Bookmarks Bar" is a subfolder under Favorites. Under "General" > "Favorite shows:" I choose Favorites. I move everything from the Bookmarks Bar to Favorites.

HMMM, if all of the bookmarks in "Bookmarks bar" are "Favorites", the 'Favorites" will show on the Start Page so I won't need to click on "Bookmarks" > "Favorites".

May 1, 2022 9:22 AM in response to PRP_53

I set Safari as default. I imported bookmarks into Safari from Chrome & Firefox. Each time that I imported, I was told that 700 some bookmarks were imported. I synced Safari with iCloud. The bookmarks don't show up in iCloud. Where are they? I even restarted my mini. No bookmarks show up in iCloud. How do I get the bookmarks to show up in iCloud?

May 1, 2022 9:42 AM in response to PRP_53

I have the option of importing the Safari bookmark directly into iCloud. Is that what I do?

When I clicked on "Safari" in iCloud, I saw "setting up".

I've had a Mac for several years now, & almost everyday I learn something new!

May 1, 2022 9:46 AM in response to macnerd48

I think it is time the user reads all the information previous provided in those links.

IMHO, there has been enough advise offered for the User ( you ) to make an informed choice what  the next course of action is required to possibly answer the question.

The suggestions have been put forth on a volunteer basis, in good faith and in the best interests of the computer.

Apr 30, 2022 7:03 AM in response to macnerd48

Set up iCloud on all your devices

Apps and features that use iCloud

May 3, 2022 8:01 AM in response to macnerd48

macnerd48 wrote:
Your forum isn't the only Apple forum .

Learn, share, and get recognized in Apple Support Communities

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Apr 30, 2022 8:19 AM in response to macnerd48

How come there are "Favorites" & "Bookmarks"? What's the difference?

Apr 30, 2022 1:50 PM in response to macnerd48

Your Original Question " Sync Safari Bookmarks across devices ? ".

That information has been supplied

Does that answer the question asked ?

May 3, 2022 7:53 AM in response to PRP_53

Your forum isn't the only Apple forum.

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How to Add a Bookmark to the iPad’s Home Screen

If you are constantly visiting a set of websites on your iPad using the Bookmarks bar in Safari might not be enough for you, luckily with the iPad you can add Safari bookmarks to the Home Screen. When you add a bookmark to the iPad’s Home Screen you essentially skip the process of opening Safari and choosing a bookmark or typing the site’s address. After adding a bookmark to the Home Screen you simply tap on the icon and Safari will automatically open and direct you to the page. If you want to start creating Home Screen bookmarks make sure to follow the instructions below.

Note : I used an iPad running iOS 3.2 for this guide.

1. Head on over to a website that you wish to bookmark and tap on the (+) Add Bookmark button.

2. Tap on the Add to Home Screen button.

4. Name the bookmark.

5. Tap on the Add button.

A. The bookmark to the site will be added as an icon to the iPad’s Home Screen.

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How to show or hide the favorites bar on safari for ipad.

Safari on iPad lets you select a handful of important bookmarks that always appear onscreen in a Favorites bar. If you'd like to enable (or disable it), we'll show you how.

If you'd like to keep some of your favorite Safari bookmarks a quick tap away on your iPad, Safari lets you enable an on-screen Favorites bar. Once it's enabled, you'll find it under your address bar. Here's how to turn the Favorites bar on (or off, if you want to hide it).

First, launch Settings. Locate the grey "gear" icon on your iPad and tap it.

In Settings, scroll through the list and tap "Safari."

In Safari settings, find the "General" section. In that section, you'll see a switch labeled "Show Favorites Bar." Flip the switch beside it to turn it on.

(If it's already enabled and you want to hide the Favorites bar, flip the switch "off.")

After that, launch Safari. If you've enabled the Favorites bar, you'll see it located just below the address bar at the top of the screen.

To use it, just tap any one of the names on your Favorites bar, and the website will load in the tab or window you're currently using.

You can change which links appear in the Favorites bar by editing your bookmarks and rearranging your "Favorites" list. Whatever is at the top of that list will appear in the Favorites bar---depending on the space available and the length of the link names. Happy browsing!

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Add websites to your Favorites in Safari on Mac

You can quickly see websites you access frequently by adding them to your Favorites, so you can get to them with just a click.

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Add a website to your Favorites

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You can also click in the Smart Search field, then drag the URL of the webpage you’re viewing to the Favorites bar near the top of the window, the Favorites folder in the sidebar, or the Favorites area in the start page.

Organize your Favorites

Rearrange your Favorites: Drag them to different locations.

Edit the name of a favorite website or folder: Control-click the name you want to change in the Favorites page or Favorites bar, then choose Rename from the shortcut menu. You can also force click the name, or click and hold it until it’s highlighted, then enter a new one.

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Show a different bookmarks folder in Favorites on the Start Page: Choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then use the “Start Page Favorites” pop-up menu.

View your Favorites

View your Favorites from the Smart Search field: Click in the Smart Search field to see your Favorites in the start page view, then click the icon of the website you want to visit. The start page view goes away if you start typing, and it doesn’t appear if you click the field while you’re viewing the start page.

You can also see your favorite websites when you open new tabs. If you don’t see your Favorites in new tabs, change settings in Change General preferences in Safari .

Show the Favorites bar: Choose View > Show Favorites Bar. A bar with your favorite websites appears below the toolbar.

Open a Favorite website: Click in the Smart Search field, then click a website under Favorites, or click a website in the Favorites bar (or use the Touch Bar ).

Note: Safari uses iCloud to keep your favorite websites the same on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac computers that have Safari turned on in iCloud preferences .

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    Fasted method: Go to website > tap Bookmark icon (open book) > select Add Bookmark. Use Share icon: Go to website > tap Share icon > Add Bookmark > tap circled X to edit bookmark's name. Apple iPads ship with the Safari browser in all versions of the iOS so you can surf the net and visit websites just like you do on your desktop or laptop computer.

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  18. How to Add a Bookmark to the iPad's Home Screen

    Note: I used an iPad running iOS 3.2 for this guide. 1. Head on over to a website that you wish to bookmark and tap on the (+) Add Bookmark button. 2. Tap on the Add to Home Screen button. 4. Name the bookmark. 5. Tap on the Add button.

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