Bookmark Site on a Mobile Device

Whatever platform you’re using, you can pin your Pathable community's tile to your home screen so you can quickly access it.

Android
Launch Chrome for Android and open your community site. Tap the menu button and tap "Add to homescreen." You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen. 

The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like.


Other popular Android browsers also offer this feature. For example, Firefox for Android can do this if you tap the menu button, tap the Page option, and tap Add to Home Screen.

iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch
Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to your community site. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu.

You’ll be prompted to name the shortcut before tapping the Add button. The shortcut can be dragged around and placed anywhere, including in app folders — just like a normal app icon. (To create app folders on iOS, touch-and-drag an app’s icon onto another app’s icon and hold it there for a moment.) When you tap the icon, it will load the website in a normal tab inside the Safari browser app.


Other browsers, like Chrome for iOS, don’t offer this feature. Due the limitations in Apple’s iOS, only Apple’s own Safari browser is allowed to do this.


Windows 8, 8.1, RT
Windows 8, 8.1, and RT devices also offer a way to pin the community to your Start screen.
First, open the modern Internet Explorer browser — that’s what you’re probably using on a tablet, anyway, as it offers the most touch-optimized experience. Navigate to your community, pull up the app bar — for example, by right-clicking or swiping up from the bottom of your screen — and tap the star icon. Tap the pin icon, enter a name for the shortcut, and click Pin to Start. The community tile will appear as a tile on your Start screen.
Tap the tile and the community site will open in Internet Explorer.

Windows Phone
The process is similar on Windows Phone. First, open the community site in Internet Explorer. Tap the More (…) button and tap Pin to Start in the menu that appears. Windows Phone 8.1 supports live tile updates from websites that have configured the feature, just

 

If you have another type of smartphone or tablet, it probably has this feature, too. Just open its browser and look in its menu for an option named something like “Add to home screen” or “Pin to home screen.”

To remove a community shortcut from your device’s home screen, just long-press the shortcut and remove it like you would any other app icon.

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