iPhone trick: Call up the website from the home screen

Sometimes it is helpful to be able to call up a certain website via bookmarks, i.e. via a kind of speed dial without having to enter the address manually. With the iPhone, thanks to mobile Internet, you can do this from practically anywhere. And with a web bookmark on the home screen, there's no need to search, find the right tab in Safari, or even type in the URL. So if you quickly and easily track a package delivery, think again and again about buying a specific IKEA furniture or the Apple system status If you want to keep an eye on it, you will find the right instructions in this article.

On the Apple iPhone you can link individual websites as bookmarks on the home screen. You can also create folders with multiple bookmarks. Here you can find out how to do both.
On the Apple iPhone you can link individual websites as bookmarks on the home screen. You can also create folders with multiple bookmarks. Here you can find out how to do both.

Calling up the website via the iPhone home screen: That's how it works!

There is a specific support page, recipe, how-to, or other web content that you want to have at your fingertips. However, you don't always want them as an open tab in the Browser see if you are actually using it for something else. That's why the quick selection via the home screen is worthwhile. You can add a page like this:

  1. Opens the website in Safari (or another browser with full share menu)
  2. Tap this below Share symbol (square with up arrow)
  3. Swipe up on the share overview so you can see all the options
  4. Choose from these now To the home screen from
  5. Rename the shortcut and/or tap on the top right Add

Note: The bookmark created in this way is opened by tapping it in the specified standard browser. So you can also have it open with DuckDuckGo, Chrome, Opera or any other web browser you have set as the default - even if you bookmarked it with Safari. 

Bookmark folder to keep your home screen organized

Once you get used to the shortcut to certain websites, it can quickly happen that you put more and more on the home screen. Just like regular ones Appsymbols fill the screen as well as the web page bookmarks saved in this way. For more order, you can either put all or thematically matching bookmarks in appropriate folders. To do this, hold your finger on an icon until they all start to wobble. Then drag one icon onto another until a folder opens. Then you drag all the desired shortcuts into the folder.

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