How to Create Bookmarks on an iPad Desktop

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

C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.