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Editing Bookmarks in Safari

Add a Bookmark
When you sync your iPhone and your computer, you can choose to sync the bookmarks from your desktop web browser to Safari on the iPhone. You can also save new bookmarks directly on your iPhone.

If you want to do this, go to the web page you want to bookmark. When you're there, tap the button that looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it to the right. This pops up a menu that includes the option Add Bookmark. Tap that. If you want to change how the bookmark appears in your list, edit it here. Tap on the Bookmarks button on this screen to store this bookmark in one of your existing bookmark folders.

Edit & Delete Bookmarks
You can do a number of things to the bookmarks already saved in Safari on your iPhone. To access your bookmarks, tap the icon at the bottom of the Safari screen that looks a bit like an open book. This reveals your bookmarks. To edit or delete them, tap the Edit button at the bottom left of the window.

When you do this, you'll have three choices:

  • Delete bookmarks - To delete a bookmark, tap the red circle to the left of the bookmark. When the Delete button appears at the far right, tap that to delete the bookmark.
  • Edit bookmarks - To edit the name, website address, or folder that a bookmark is stored in, tap the name of the bookmark itself. This takes you to the same screen as when you add a bookmark.
  • Re-order bookmarks - To change the order of your bookmarks, tap and hold the icon that looks like three horizontal lines to the right of the bookmark. When you do this, it lifts up a bit; when it does, drag it to where you want it.

When you've completed whatever changes you want to make to your bookmarks, tap the Done button.

Is there a website that you visit many times a day? You can get to it quicker using a webclip, a shortcut that looks like an app, is stored on your home screen, and takes you to your favorite website with just one tap.

To create a webclip, go to the site you want and tap the box-and-arrow icon used to create bookmarks. In the menu that pops up, tap the Add to Home Screen option. Edit the name of the webclip and tap Add. You'll then be taken to your home screen and shown the webclip. Tap it to go to that site. Arrange and delete it in the same way that you'd delete an app.

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