Placing a Web page icon in the Home screen

Place a web icon on your ipod or iphone's home pageYou can add more than app icons to the Home screen (Fig. 11). If you find a Web site that you really like, you can not only Bookmark it in Safari, you can add an icon for the site to your Home page. The procedure is simple. Open Safari and browse to the desired Web page. Then, zoom in on an appealing element of the page. This might be the name of the site or a graphic associated with the site. When you’re satisfied with this display, tap on the plus symbol at the bottom of the page and select the option labeled “Add to Home Screen.” Then, go to the last Home page you have to see the new icon.


Fig. 11: We placed an icon for iPhone Life magazine’s Web site on the Home page of our iPod touch.

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Rich Hall has written about Handheld and Pocket computers for the last 13 years. He is the Editor of Pocket PC magazine and former editor of The HP Palmtop Paper, the NEC Ultralite Connection and the HP Portable Paper. He began his career as a high school Math and English teacher. Rich lives in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife, Lucinda, and their children, Robert and Ella. You can contact him at