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Creating Home Screen Bookmarks

If a web page is somewhat important, you might want to create a bookmark for it. If it is extremely important and you need to go to it often, you might want to make sure that bookmark is saved to your Bookmarks Bar so that it is easily accessible.

However, if a web page is even more important to you than that, you can save it as an icon on your iPad’s Home screen.

  1. Use Safari to navigate to any web page.
  2. Tap the Share button at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Add to Home Screen. Note that the icon shown here will change to use the icon for that website or to a small screen capture of the site.

  4. You can now edit the name of the page. Most web page titles are too long to display under an icon on the Home screen of the iPad, so edit the name down to as short a title as possible.
  5. You can tap Cancel to leave this interface without sending the bookmark to the Home screen.
  6. Tap Add to complete adding the icon to the Home screen.

  7. Press the Home button to return to your Home screen.
  8. Look for the new icon on your Home screen that represents this bookmark. You may need to swipe through the pages of your Home screens to find it. Then, you can move it to any page or into a folder. The icon acts just like the app icons on your Home screen. See “Arranging Apps on Your iPad” in Chapter 14.

Building a Reading List

Your reading list is similar to bookmarks. You can add a page to your reading list to remember to return to that page later. When you do, it will be removed from the Unread section of your reading list, but still appear in the All section.

In addition, pages you add to your reading list are downloaded to your iPad so that you can read them later while not connected to the Internet.

  1. Find an article you want to read later.
  2. Tap the Share button.
  3. Tap Add to Reading List.

  4. To see your reading list, tap the Bookmarks button.
  5. Tap the Reading List button.
  6. Tap any item to view the page. Even if you are not connected to the Internet, the page will show because Safari stored the content when you added the page to the Reading List.
  7. At the bottom you see either Show All or Show Unread. This lets you switch between the two lists. Show All shows everything in your Reading List. Show Unread does not show items you have already opened from the Reading List.

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