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

There’s an app for everything! Well…almost.

The great thing about Apple products (and other smart devices) is you can save a website to your home screen on your iPad or iPhone that mimics an app. Basically, you will have an app-like icon that is a shortcut for the site that you visit frequently. You can quickly access the site without having to open Safari first, type in the site, and hit go.

A perfect example is the Jackrabbit Staff Portal and Parent Portal. With the portals being mobile friendly, the experience will feel just like it would if you were using an app for the App Store. And if you log into Jackrabbit a lot from your phone or tablet, add that one too!

Just remember, any login screen you save will still require you to login when using the app-like icon.

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.

save website - share

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

save website - add to home

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

save website - add to home

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

save website - home screen

And that is it, my friend! Impress your colleagues or friends and share this tip at your next lunch or get-together. I am sure at least one person will thank you for it!

What’s your favorite feature of the staff portal and parent portal? Comment below!

By |January 23rd, 2020|Software Tips|6 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

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