How to Add Website to Home Screen Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Adding a website to the home screen on your Android device can provide quick and convenient access to your favorite websites. Whether it’s a news website, a productivity tool, or an online shopping platform, having a website readily available on your home screen can save you time and effort. In this tutorial, we will explore how to add a website to the home screen on Android.

Step 1: Open the browser
To begin, open your preferred web browser on your Android device. This could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or any other browser of your choice.

Step 2: Navigate to the website
Using the address bar at the top of the browser window, enter the URL of the website you want to add to your home screen. For example, let’s say we want to add “” to our home screen.

Step 3: Access the browser menu
Once the website has loaded, tap on the menu button in your browser. The menu button is typically represented by three dots stacked vertically or horizontally and can usually be found at the top right corner of the browser window.

Step 4: Find ‘Add to Home screen’ option
Within the browser menu options, look for an option that says “Add to Home screen.” This option may also be labeled as “Add shortcut” or something similar depending on your specific browser.

Step 5: Customize icon name (optional)
Some browsers allow you to customize the name of the shortcut icon that will appear on your home screen. If this option is available, you can edit or confirm the name for easy identification.

Step 6: Add shortcut
Tap on “Add” or “Add shortcut” (or similar wording) once you are satisfied with customizing or confirming the icon name. This action will create a shortcut to the website on your Android device’s home screen.

Step 7: Locate the shortcut
You can now go back to your home screen and locate the newly added shortcut. It should be represented by an icon that matches the website’s favicon or logo.

Extra Tips:

  • You can also add a website to your home screen by tapping and holding on an empty space on your home screen, then selecting “Widgets” or “Add apps and widgets.” From there, you may find an option to add a web page widget that allows you to access a specific website directly from your home screen.
  • If you want to remove the shortcut from your home screen, simply tap and hold on the shortcut until a menu appears. Then, select “Remove” or “Delete” (or similar wording) to remove it.

Adding websites to the home screen on Android devices can be incredibly useful for quick access to your favorite websites. By following these steps, you can conveniently reach your desired websites with just a tap on their respective icons. Enjoy exploring the web with ease!

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