iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Change Safari Home Page

The Safari browser on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch always opens the last web page you visited when you launch it. If you try to find a setting to control the home page, you will turn up nothing. To solve this problem, you will need to use a workaround. You will need to create a shortcut icon on the Home screen.

1. Open Safari.

iOS Safari icon

2. Go to the web page you would like to make your Home.

3. Tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

Safari arrow

4. Tap Add to Home Screen.

iOS add to home screen option

5. Rename it if you wish, then tap Add in the top right corner of the screen.

iOS add to Home screen

You can now use your new shortcut to open Safari to that web page from now on.

iOS Safari Home icon on Home screen


  1. Skip Nelson says

    I accidentally erased the bookmark for the Ipod Touch “user guide” in Safari. Is there a way to get it back, and what address do I need to input to get it? Thanks and hope you can help!

  2. tolga says

    the website i was last on which was youtube is frozen on my safari page and have no idea how to change it i tried to hit DONE and everything else it wont work HELP please

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