When you use Internet on iPhone or iPod touch With the Safari browser, you can save links to websites you want to visit later. Find out how to quickly access URLs for images, videos, web pages, and anything that can be opened in Safari for iPhone using bookmarks.

This article applies to all iPhones and iPod touches running iOS 12, iOS 11, or iOS 10 . Process add bookmarks to Safari on iPad slightly different.

Bookmarks vs Favorites

The words «bookmarks» and «favorites» are often used interchangeably, but between the two folders in Safari app on iPhone and iPod touch there are differences .

On iOS, one of the bookmark types is a favorite. Bookmarks on an iPhone or iPod touch appear in the default main folder in Safari, where all bookmarked pages are stored. Anything added to this folder is available through the Bookmarks icon in Safari so you can access those saved links at any time.

Folder «Favorites » works in the same way, but is stored in the Bookmarks folder. This is the first folder you see when you access your bookmarks. You don’t get faster access to your favorites than bookmarks on an iPhone or iPod touch, but on an iPad, your favorites appear as tabs at the top of every Safari page you open, so you’re just a tap away from any of them. You can add additional custom folders to any folder to organize your bookmarks on any iOS device.

You can also add bookmark shortcuts directly to your iPhone or iPod touch home screen, so you can instantly access websites without having to open Safari.

How to add bookmarks to Safari for iPhone

Follow these steps to add a bookmark or favorite to Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch.

  1. Open Safari and navigate to the URL you want to bookmark.

  2. Click icon » Share» at the bottom of the page. It looks like a box with an up arrow.

    On iPad, the Share and Bookmarks icons are located at the top of the screen. Other than that, the process for adding bookmarks on an iPad is the same as it is on an iPhone or iPod touch.

  3. Click » Add bookmark» or » Add to favorites» in menu » Share» .

    Or press and hold icon bookmarks (it looks like an open book) next to icon » Share» and select » Add bookmark» .

  4. Accept the name of the web page or enter a new name for the bookmark in the corresponding field.

    Add a bookmark to Safari on iPhone or iPod touch
  5. If you chose Add to favorites click Save . If you chose » Add bookmark», first select a folder from the list on the screen that includes «Favorites» and all the folders you have created, then click » Save» .

Editing and organizing bookmarks

You can edit and organize your bookmarks in several ways:

Editing Safari Bookmark Folders in iOS

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