How to create a home screen shortcut on iPhone and Android

What is a home screen shortcut?

Your smartphone isn't just for apps. You can create shortcuts to your favorite websites (like too!

Here are simple instructions on how you can stay up-to-date on breaking news in Nacogdoches with the touch of an icon.


  1. Open the Safari browser
  2. Navigate to the website you want to pin to the Home Screen
  3. Then tap the Share icon at the bottom (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing up.)
  4. Then tap Add to Home Screen from the menu (you may have to scroll down to see the text).
  5. The icon should then appear on your home screen 


  1. Open the Chrome browser 
  2. Navigate to the website you want to create a shortcut for
  3. Tap the three-dot menu in the top left corner
  4. Tap “Add to Home screen” and a shortcut icon will appear on your home screen