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Safari home page iPad

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wendydraper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 2, 2012 9:23 AM

Is it possible to specify a home page in safari on an iPad?

iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,565 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to wendydraper)

    You can't specify a homepage as such, but you can create a homescreen shortcut for a particular page by selecting Add To Home Screen via the icon of the box with the arrow coming out of it at the top of Safari - you can then just tap on that homescreen shortcut to open Safari on that site.

  • jimc57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to wendydraper)

    There is not an "add to home screen" option in the Safari on my New iPad.

    What to do?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,565 points)
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    May 2, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to jimc57)

    You don't get the option when you tap the icon of the box with the arrow coming out of it, to the left of the URL address field ?

  • dgehrke Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    May 2, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to jimc57)

    Click the Arrow looking icon next to the address bar and then click 'Add to Home Screen'.

  • jimc57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to King_Penguin)

    That is correct.  In Safari on my New iPad.

  • jimc57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to dgehrke)

    There is not an option "Add to Homescreen" in Safari on my new IPad.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,470 points)
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    May 2, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to jimc57)

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  • dgehrke Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    May 2, 2012 4:51 PM (in response to jimc57)

    jimc57 wrote:

     

    There is not an option "Add to Homescreen" in Safari on my new IPad.

     

    Make sure you are at the latest version of iOS. If it still doesn't show up, try resetting your iPad. I promise you its there.

  • dgehrke Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    May 2, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to jimc57)

    If you are still not seeing it, a simple search through the forums gave me this solution to someone's problem:

     

    Yes as stedman1 has indicated, the feature is still in Safari - unless you no longer have enough room on all of your screens to fit one more icon. If that is the case, the feature will disappear if all of your screens are full!

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Cheers.

  • jimc57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to dgehrke)

    I think that is my problem.  I have some huge number of apps with all screens filled with icons.

     

    So, I wonder how to fit it in?  I cannot imagine how to slip a "Safari home icon" onto the first screen via iTunes, can you?

     

    Thanks to all for your help.

  • dgehrke Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    May 2, 2012 7:43 PM (in response to jimc57)

    You are going to have to remove something on one of the screens before you have this option to "Add to Home Screen".

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,470 points)
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    May 3, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to jimc57)

    jimc57 wrote:

     

    I think that is my problem.  I have some huge number of apps with all screens filled with icons.

    You have 11 homne screens with 20 apps on each (plus 5 at the bottom) for a total of  225.

     

    Are you using folders for apps?

  • jimc57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 3, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    Thank you, Chris.

     

    The use of Folders to make space is the obvious solution for me to deal with 427 apps and make room on Screen #1.. 

    I use Folders on my iPhone but did not think of it for the New iPad.

     

    In any event, the facility to more easily designate a Homescreen should be built into the Safari iPad program.

     

    Jim

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