How to add an icon to the iPad home screen

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How to add an icon to the iPad home screen
How to add an icon to the iPad home screen
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You can move the icons that appear on the iPad home screen to make it easier to launch frequently used applications. To add an icon to your home screen, drag the icon to the screen, create a website shortcut, or install a new app from the App Store.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: How to move the icon to the home screen

Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 1
Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 1

Step 1. Go to the icon you want to move to the iPad home screen

Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 2
Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 2

Step 2. Press and hold the icon until it starts to shake

Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 3
Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 3

Step 3. Drag the icon to the right or left towards the home screen and then position it where you want

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 4

Step 4. Remove your finger from the screen

From now on, the icon you moved will be displayed on the iPad home screen.

Method 2 of 3: How to Create a Site Shortcut

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 5

Step 1. Open the website you want to create a shortcut for on the iPad home screen

Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 6
Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 6

Step 2. Tap the "+" sign to the left of the address bar, and then select "Add to Home Screen" from the menu

The open site icon appears on the iPad home screen.

On older versions of iOS, tap the square with an arrow instead of the "+" icon

Method 3 of 3: How to install the app

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 7

Step 1. Launch the App Store

To do this, tap the icon of this application.

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 8

Step 2. Find the app you want to add an icon to the iPad home screen

For example, to add a Facebook icon, enter "Facebook" in the search bar.

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 9

Step 3. Click on the required application in the search results

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 10

Step 4. Click "Free" or "Buy" and follow the onscreen instructions to install the app on your iPad

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 11

Step 5. Wait for the application to be installed

An app icon appears on the iPad home screen to indicate that the app can be used.

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Put Icons on the Desktop of an iPad Step 12

Step 6. Follow the steps in the first section of this article to move the icon to the desired location on the home screen

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