Did Apple remove the "Add to Home Screen" feature in Safari?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Idgit, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Idgit macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    On my iPhone in Safari, I used to be able to save urls of websites to the home screen. I just tried to do that in iOS 5 and there is no longer an option to do that. Did Apple remove that very useful feature?

    I only have the following options when I click the "share" button now:

  2. hector4drake macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
  3. Idgit thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    I figured it must be. I hadn't heard anything about Apple removing it.

    So why doesn't my iPhone have it? I think I'll have to try a restore to see if that corrects it.
  4. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
  5. Idgit, Mar 13, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012

    Idgit thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    What do you mean? If one screen is full, apps get automatically moved to the next one. Or is there a limit?


    You were right! Thanks so much. I didn't realize there was a hard limit on the number of screens or pages you can have on an iPhone.
  6. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Folders really cut down on that might want to look into that. :p
  7. rollzst macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
  8. decafjava macrumors 68020


    Feb 7, 2011
    You heard wrong and didn't read the thread obviously. :rolleyes:
  9. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I still have the "Add to homescreen" option on my iP 4S (5.1).
  11. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    I believe that the iPhone has an 11 page limit. Each page can hold 16 icons/Apps/Folders, which translated to a 180-App/icon(including stock apps + the 4 apps in the dock) limit before iOS 4 introduced folders, which then translates to 2116 apps/icons that you can have on your iPhone. Not sure if the iPhone still has an 11 page limit. Still, I feel like you would run out of storage long before you approached the 11 pages of folders.
  12. jonlul macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    It has not been removed!

    As one user stated this feature has NOT been removed in the 5.1 update. The reason you do NOT see this option is because you have too many icons/apps. What you can do is move one of your icons over a page temporarily. When you move the icon over it will create an empty space. Then go back into Safari click the middle button arrow and you will see this option (Add to Home Screen). If your 11 pages are filled up with icon apps you will NOT see this option available. I hope this helps. :apple:

    If you'd like to see how to take advantage of this feature with this option available follow this link I found:

  13. Idgit thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2004
    Thanks everyone. I definitely had too many apps installed. I didn't realize there was a hard limit to how many app screens you could have. Hopefully Apple allows for more in the future.

    Either that or I need to appear on an episode of App Hoarders.
  14. Buttns81 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2018
    My MacBook is brand new. Bought yesterday. Safari does not have "Add to home screen" in my list either. my home screen is definitely NOT full. I want to add something to my home screen and I can't. I don't have a "full" home screen so that doesn't apply to me. Why can't I add to home screen? Have they removed this feature?
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    This is old thread is about iOS and not Mac related.

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