Use Progressive Web Apps

A Progressive Web App (PWA) is an app built for the web that provides an experience similar to a mobile app. PWAs are fast and offer many of the features available on mobile devices. For example, they can work offline and send notifications.

You can use PWAs for a fast web experience on your computer or mobile device. You can install a PWA for faster access and extra functionality, like more storage for content to browse offline.

Tip: Even though PWAs are designed to work offline, some may not fully work without a connection.

Add to home screen

You can add a shortcut for your home screen to websites you like. The PWA feature may work differently based on the website.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome .
  2. Go to a site that you want to add.
  3. At the top right of the address bar, tap Share .
  4. Find and tap Add to Home Screen.
  5. Confirm or edit the website details and tap Add.


  • If PWA is available, the shortcut opens the app.
  • If PWA isn't available, the shortcut opens in your default browser.

Delete from home screen

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the home screen.
  2. Locate the shortcut you want to delete.
  3. Touch and hold the shortcut.
  4. Tap Delete Bookmark.
Tip: Once you delete a shortcut, you won't have access to the same extra functionality and the website may behave differently. You can return to the website to add it again if you want to restore the previous behavior.

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