Tips & Tools

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Add Website Link to Mobile Device's Home Screen

How to Add an Icon of the AFICS/NY Website to Your Smartphone or Tablet’s Home Screen

Having a dedicated icon on your mobile device’s Home screen of our Association’s website, UN.ORG or any other favorite website, will allow you to go straight to it with a single tap.   You can easily create direct-link icons on both Apple iOS (iPhone or iPad) and Android (Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, etc) devices. Just follow the steps below that correspond to your device and browser.

 

If you have an iPhone or iPad:

1 – Visit the website in your Safari browser.

2 – Tap the Action button (the square button with the arrow pointing upwards).

3 – Tap Add to Home Screen.

4 – Tap the title that’s displayed and give the shortcut icon a name that will allow you to quickly recognize the icon’s website.

5 – Tap the Add button. The icon should now be on your Home screen.

 

If you have an Android phone or tablet:

If you have an Android device, the procedure for creating an icon shortcut to your selected website will depend on which mobile web browser you’re using.

Follow the steps below if you’re using Google Chrome:

1 – Visit the website in your Chrome browser.

2 – Tap the three vertical dots  to the right of the address bar to display the browser’s menu.

3 – Tap Add to Home screen.

4 – Tap the title that’s displayed and give the shortcut icon a name that will allow you to quickly recognize the icon’s website.

5 – Tap Add. The icon should now be on your Home screen.

Follow these steps if you’re using the stock Android browser (the one that looks like a “globe”):

1 – Visit the website in your Android browser.

2 – Tap the three vertical dots  to the right of the address bar to display the browser’s menu.

3 – Tap Add to Bookmarks.

4 – Tap the down-arrow in the “Add to” field and select Home screen from the drop-down menu.

5 – Tap the title that’s displayed in the “Label” field and give the shortcut icon a name that will allow you to quickly recognize the icon’s website.

6 – Tap OK. The icon should now be on your Home screen.

Follow the steps below if you’re using Opera Mini:

1 – Visit the website in your Opera Mini browser.

2 – Tap the three vertical dots  to the left of the address bar to display the browser’s menu.

3 – Tap Add to home screen.

4 – Tap the title that’s displayed and give the shortcut icon a name that will allow you to quickly recognize the icon’s website.

5 – Tap Add. The icon should now be on your Home screen.

 

Screenprints of Mobile Device Screen (Smartphone or Tablet)

Coming soon!

 

Screenprints of Desktop Browser

Coming soon!

 

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