Apps Taking Up Too Much Space? Here’s How You Can Create a Web Shortcut Instead
When you think of smartphones, apps are the first thing that usually comes to mind. It’s understandable since they’re front and center of the experience, but sometimes you may find it easier to just check the browser version instead.
If you find yourself visiting a site often, or you’re not a fan of the app experience, the next best thing is to create a Web shortcut instead.
Think of it as a bookmark for a favorite site that you can access directly on your phone, but that appears alongside your regular apps, which is handy for those with limited space on their phones.
The obvious caveat is that for any of these shortcuts, there needs to be a browser equivalent and you need a Web connection to use them. Otherwise, you’re good to go.
When you’re on the webpage you want saved, tap the share icon at the bottom of the page and choose Add to home screen.
At the top-right corner, hit settings (the three dots) and scroll down until you see Add to home screen.
Windows Phone (Internet Explorer)
Tapping Settings in your browser (noticing a pattern here?) will bring up the option add to tile screen near the bottom.