How do I pin MyAccount to my homescreen?
You might have thought the home screen on your smartphone is just for apps, but did you know you can also save your favourite websites to your home screen, whatever platform you’re using? Once you set it up (which takes a matter of seconds) all you have to do is click on the icon to access it quickly.
So how do I do it?
If you’re using an Android phone, you need to open Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Then, tap the Menu button and tap “Add to homescreen”. You can enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen.
The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget. Once it appears on your home screen you will be able to drag it around and put it wherever you like.
Other popular Android browsers also offer this feature. For example, Firefox for Android can do this if you tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.
If you’re using an iPhone, you need to open the Safari browser and navigate to the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar – that’s the rectangle with the upward arrow on the bar at the bottom of the screen. Tap the “Add to Home Screen” icon in the Share menu.
At this point, you’ll be prompted to name the shortcut before tapping the Add button. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget. Once it appears on your home screen you will be able to drag it around and put it wherever you like, including in app folders – just like a normal app icon.
If you want to create app folders on iOS, touch and drag an app’s icon onto another app’s icon and hover there for a moment.
When you tap the icon, it will load the website in a normal tab inside the Safari browser app.