Homepage in iPhone Safari?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Steven Jackson, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2006
    Lincoln, U.K.
    Is it possible to set a homepage in iPhone's Safari, so that it opens (and refreshes) every time you use Safari?

  2. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    No. A workaround is to bookmark your home page and put the link at the top of your bookmarks menu, so you can get to it that way.
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    Only2Clicks is a very useful way to access your favourite websites from the iPhone.

    Set up your free account and then have it as at the top of your bookmarks menu. :)

  4. Drlandess macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    Homepage work-around for iPhone Safari

    1. Open Safari and navigate to the desired homepage.
    2. Press + sign and select "add to homepage". This places an icon for the web page into your iPhone homepage. Close Safari by pressing iPhone home key.
    3. Press and hold the iPod icon in the dock until the icons start to jiggle.
    4. Drag the Safari icon out of the dock.
    5. Drag your new Safari homepage icon into the dock.
    6. Press the iPhone home key.

    You are done!
  5. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    No you can't. Silly I know...Would be a welcome feature on a future update. However, What i did was just save my home page as a bookmark and open it, then close safari. Next time you open it, It'll be there :) I suppose you just have to mind and navigate to your homepage every time you've finished surfing :)
  6. ineedamac macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008

    Why can't you just use those steps? I have Macrumors as an icon on my home screen. :apple:
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You can. Some people only read the OP. Happens all the time.
  8. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    I would rather see Top Sites come to the iPhone along with the ability to "Find In Page". There are solutions for the latter but it's best for it to be native.
  9. macjohn123 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    How to set homepage in mobile safari

    Requirements: jailbreak iphone/ipod, open ssh, winscp, plist editor

    1. First, create a webclip to your home page using mobile safari "add to home page" function
    2. Navigate to the webclips directory using winscp: /private/var/mobile/Library/WebClips/
    3. You will see directories similar to this one: 833C7AC6-9AD4-4350-A873-6CE648B76AF4.webclip
    4. Each of these directories contain two files: Info.plist and icon.png
    5. Using winscp, move through the directories opening the Info.plist/icon.png file until you find the webclip you're looking for.
    6. You can now alter the webclip information by editing the Info.plist file to reference icon name and location. (Search for edit plist files to find plist editor)
    7. If you have a better icon you can simply replace the icon.png file.
    8. Now to prevent your iphone from overwriting and replacing the info.plist/icon.png file with the default file/icon everytime you visit the home page, you need to use some tool to change the permissions on both the webclip directory and the plist file you've just edited and set it to read only. Use a tool like icommander to set the directory permissions to (0555) and plist/icon files to (0444) permissions.
    9. You're done. Now reload the SpringBoard. You should have your own custom icon that will take you to the same safari web page everytime!
    10. Just do a google search on any of the terms in this instruction if you do not understand.

    Credits: Part of this instruction came from user: thedp. Thanks.
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  11. MplsRose macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    Where is this plus sign of which you speak? (iPhone 3GS)

  12. Ryem macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2011
    It's slightly different on the latest version of the iOS (5). You want to click on the arrow on the bottom middle of the screen. Then click on "Add to Home Screen". Then you can drag Safari off the dock and replace it with your homepage icon.

    You can drop Safari into a folder if you want to hide it away. I have it with the App and iTunes stores.

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