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60-Second Tips: Adding an Apple World Today icon to your iOS home screen

We have a lot of veteran Apple users in our readership, but there are lots of new people coming into the fold every single day. 60-Second Tips are exactly what they sound like — very short how-to videos that focus on one simple thing you can learn to make your daily life more enjoyable.

Today’s tip is the answer to a question I’m sure a lot of you are having — will Apple World Today have a mobile app? The answer is no; instead, the site has been designed with a responsive theme that changes depending on the device it is being viewed on. If it’s an iPhone or iPad, it scales images and moves text around to fit the device. Likewise, on a desktop or laptop, you’ll see the full-width site.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to just tap an Apple World Today button on your iPhone or iPad to go straight to the site? That’s why Apple has a feature for adding a icon to your iOS home screen. To do this, just launch Safari on your iOS device, point your browser to AppleWorld.Today. Once the page has loaded and you’re sure you are on the home page (you can tap the page title to go back home), tap the Share button in Safari — it looks like a square with an arrow pointing up out of it.. One of the choices will be “Add to Home Screen”. Tap that button to view a small dialog that says that you’ll be adding an icon to your home screen. With a tap you will have the Apple World Today logo as a button on your home screen. Sweet, huh? Now you’re never more than one tap away from AWT.

Steve Sande
the authorSteve Sande
Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!