Add "Mailto:" bookmark to home screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VideoBeagle, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I was once able to add a Bookmark/icon/widget to my iPod Touch (ios 6.1) and my iPad v1 (5.1) home screeen.

    I tap it, it opens safari with the mailto: url, which then starts an email to the address.

    I can not remember/find how to do it to set it up on my iPhone (8.4).

    Can anyone help?

    (It has a custom icon, but right now, just getting it with any icon would be a start).
     
  2. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my continued googling of this issue, I found that what I had used was a "DATA URL".

    Back then, I made it with a website that would generate them with either icons you loaded, or ones it had...can't find that at all.

    BUT, by getting the "data url" made when i click the icon on my iPad, then pasting that extremly long url into safari on the iPhone..letting the page "load", triggering the mail, then canceling the mail, and THEN saving that page (the data url page) to the homescreen, it created the icon (the icon graphic is stored in the public folder of my dropbox) with the "program name" .
     

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