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Show Me How to Pin Safari on My iPhone

"Want to pin Safari to your iPhone's home screen? Follow this easy-to-understand step-by-step guide to quickly and easily add the Safari app icon to your phone's main page." "Learn how to quickly and conveniently access popular browsing capabilities, all with just a click of a button!"

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Published Jan 14, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • To pin Safari on your iPhone, press and hold the Safari icon on the Home Screen until it starts to jiggle.
  • Learning how to pin Safari on an iPhone would help someone quickly access their favorite websites.
  • In this article, you'll learn how to quickly pin the Safari app to your iPhone's home screen.

The iPhone and iPad are great devices for web browsing, but one major drawback is that it can be tedious having to constantly open the Safari app each time you want to look something up. Fortunately, Apple allows users to easily pin Safari on their device so they can quickly access their favorite browser whenever they need it. This tutorial will explain how to pin Safari on an iPhone or iPad and provide some tips for making the most out of this feature. By following these steps, you'll be able to enjoy a faster and more efficient web browsing experience.

how to pin safari on iphone

To pin Safari on your iPhone, go to the Home screen, press and hold the icon for Safari until it shakes, then tap on the small black circle that appears next to it. This will cause a tiny orange dot to appear in the upper left corner of the icon and this indicates that you have successfully pinned Safari to your Home Screen.

  1. Open the Safari app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap and hold the Safari icon until it starts to wiggle.
  3. Tap the "…" in the top right corner of the app icon.
  4. Select"Pin to Home Screen" from the menu that appears.
  5. Tap"Add" in the top right corner of your screen.
Our takeaway

Finally, pinning Safari on your iPhone is a simple and stress-free process that can make it easier to access the web. With this knowledge, you can now use your iPhone with ease and quickly access the internet when you need to. To add an extra twist of fun, why not personalize your home screen by adding in different colors or customizing app icons? Experiment out and remember, no idea is too crazy – have fun!


1. What are the steps for pinning the Safari app to an iPhone?

Pinning the Safari app to an iPhone is easy and only requires a few steps. First, open up the Safari app and navigate to your desired website. Then, tap on the Share button at bottom of your display. If you're using iOS 14 or later there will be a Pin icon next to other sharing options; if you're using iOS 13 or earlier there will be an Add to Home Screen option. Tap on either of these icons; this will create a shortcut tile on your home screen, allowing quick access to your favorite websites.

2. Are there any limitations when it comes to pinning Safari on iPhones?

Yes, there are limitations when it comes to pinning Safari on iPhones. On iOS 14 and above, you can only pin webpages from the iCloud Tabs list in the browser. This means that if you bookmarked a page for future use within the app, this cannot be pinned to the Home Screen.

Is the process of pinning Safari different for other Apple devices like iPads or Macs?

No, the process of pinning Safari is the same across all Apple devices. To do so, users will need to open the app and tap “Share” in the bottom navigation bar. Then select “Add to Home Screen” from the list of options and confirm to complete the pinning process.

Can pinned apps be removed from an iPhone if no longer desired?

Yes, pinned apps can be removed from an iPhone's Home Screen by pressing and holding the app icon until all of the icons on the screen start to jiggle. Then tap the "x" on the app you wish to delete to remove it. Alternatively, you can go into your Settings, find the app in question, select it, and then press “Delete App”.

Is there a way to customize what is displayed when a pinned app is selected on the Home Screen?

Yes, users can customize the appearance of their pinned apps. By tapping and holding the pin, users can select from an array of different designs, colors, and shapes for their app.

This article was originally published on 14 Jan 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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