Safari home screen shortcuts on iPhone opening in their own shell

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by SunnySharma__, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. SunnySharma__ macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2015
    How to stop safari home screen shortcuts to open in their own app?
    Whenever I add any homes screen shortcut on my iPhone, it launches in its own window and all the links open in safari. Also, the own window of the shortcuts appear blank in app switcher.

    This is really annoying. Any idea on how to force the shortcuts to open in safari every time?

    I am using iPhone 6 running ios9.
  2. ps3zocker macrumors regular

    May 3, 2012
  3. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    Interesting. Never paid much attention on my iPhone. On my iPad I don't use that function.
    Wonder why?
  4. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    That's interesting - I always thought this was a great feature. Rather than having to deal with closing tabs in Safari again and again after using a home screen web shortcut (which would need to open a new tab), I get one window where I do whatever I stored that shortcut for (a specific website), then leave it in the background like a regular app.

    The shortcut-started views are also not blank in my app switcher.
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    Weird. I don't use this function but I just tried it. Mine open a new tab in safari.
  6. SunnySharma__ thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2015
    No, i guess if there is a wap service of a website, it loads into its own shell, otherwise in safari tabs. For example: make a homescreen shortcut of appleinsider and it will then launch in its own window.
  7. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    Yes that's correct. If the website in question functions as an HTML 5 web app it opens its own window.

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