Use web apps

A web app is an app built for the web that you can access on any device. You can use web apps to have a website work as an app and access it on your computer or mobile devices through the launcher or home screen. Some web apps include extra features, like more storage to browse content offline, notifications, file system access, and icon badges.

Tip: Although web apps work offline, some may not work completely without an internet connection.

Add to home screen

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

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome .
  2. Go to a website that you want to add.
  3. On the 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 web app is available, the shortcut opens the app.
  • If web app 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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