• How to save a website to your iphone or ipad

How To Save A Website To Your iPhone/iPad Home Screen

While we’re used to having unlimited access to the app store, some companies don’t have a dedicated mobile app for interacting with their business or accessing their content. But that doesn’t mean you can’t. Instead, you can save a website to your iPhone or iPad home screen to have the same experience. 

Saving a website to your home screen, also known as creating a bookmark, gives you one-tap access to a specific application, piece of content or site without having to open a browser and then type in the website’s URL. 

Here is how you save a website to the home screen and use it like you would an app on iOS devices.

How can you save a website as an app-like icon to your iPhone or iPad?

Saving a website shortcut to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad is pretty easy but the time it will save you when you are on the go makes the pay-off much greater.

First things first, you need to navigate to the website you want to save. In order for the shortcut to be an option, you need to use Safari to pull up the site.

At the bottom of the Safari browser, find and tap on the share icon on the menu bar – it looks like a box with an up arrow.

Use the share button to save the Jackrabbit login home page

From the list of share options, choose Add to Home Screen.

Add the Jackrabbit login home page to your home screen

An app-looking icon will pre-populate. Give it a name that is recognizable to you.

Add the Jackrabbit login home page to your home screen

Once you click Add at the top, your new ‘app’ will appear on your home screen for you to organize if you wish!

Add the Jackrabbit login home page to your home screen

And that is it, my friend! Your new ‘app’ will appear in the next available space on your phone or iPad’s home screen.

Jackrabbit Class tip: Saving the Staff Portal and Parent Portal to your phone or iPad’s home screen is a great tool for both staff and parents who need quick and easy access to take attendance or manage their account.

By |January 23rd, 2023|Software Tips|12 Comments

About the Author:

With Amber's prior experience as a dancer, dance teacher, and an office administrator at a dance studio, she can use her prior experiences to relate to Jackrabbit customers. As part of Jackrabbit's Marketing team, Amber focuses on notifying clients about new enhancements, training opportunities, upcoming webinars, and more! Amber enjoys watching football and traveling in her free time!


  1. Megan July 3, 2019 at 3:20 PM - Reply

    I was wondering, if you save a webpage that changes/updates periodically (such as email or the like), can you get notified that the site has changed?

  2. Jeff January 18, 2021 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. I cannot find “add to Home Screen” option. Please advise. Thanks

  3. Fiona Manonn June 6, 2021 at 11:48 PM - Reply

    I appreciate the way you shared such great information. I am happy to find such an informative post after so long. Hope more to come as I’m an avid reader. I tried to educate myself as much as possible.

    I love your blog. I don’t normally comment but I really needed this one today – must be at the bottom dip of my roller coaster … sitting here with tears in my eyes. So just a thank you!

  4. Fiona Manonn June 6, 2021 at 11:50 PM - Reply

    I must admire the way you’ve shared an in-depth review of the iPhone with each detail having a screenshot to better provide insights on its specs. I’m a frequent Google user and just came across your blog as I’m an Apple Fan and keep searching everything about it. Just loved the way you’ve written every minute detail about it. Keep up the Good Work, Mate!

  5. Tod Conover July 21, 2021 at 3:52 PM - Reply

    This is not correct. There is no option to “add to home”

    • Haley Woods July 21, 2021 at 4:25 PM - Reply

      Hi Tod, it’s Haley with the Jackrabbit Marketing Team – I would suggest checking out this Apple help thread to see if it works for you

  6. Teresa January 29, 2023 at 6:06 PM - Reply

    This only works if you open the website in Safari, NOT Chrome.

    • Danny Loo July 28, 2023 at 5:40 PM - Reply

      But Safari, Chrome, HUAWEI Browser, Etc Browser Work With Them.

  7. tuantumobile July 4, 2023 at 10:07 PM - Reply

    Can I save a website to my iPad Home Screen?

  8. Jane Purdie July 9, 2023 at 6:36 PM - Reply

    Do you know why a web page I have saved to my Home Screen is not appearing on my Home Screen?. This has only started happening since I upgraded iOS this weekend 07/07/23
    I would be most grateful if you do
    Thank you

  9. William Donelson September 18, 2023 at 10:31 PM - Reply

    Once you do this, you lose the Share options at the bottom of that page

  10. Sandra West September 24, 2023 at 10:45 AM - Reply

    Awesome help! Why does the icon show a letter not related to the website name?

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