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  1. spatel9114's Avatar
    When I go to add a website to my home screen from Safari, is there a way to change what the icon looks like?

    03-25-2011 01:26 PM
  2. CalifJewls's Avatar
    Unfortunately I believe your stuck with the image is automatically chooses, at least I haven't found a way to change it.. It's associated with the developers website coding.

    If there is a way I'm sure someone will chime in and we'll both be happy, because a miniature snapshot of the webpage is NOT attractive whatsoever!
    03-25-2011 01:37 PM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    Yeah, I wish more site designers would think of's so easy...Apple even takes care of the rounded corners and gloss effect, all you have to do it upload an image. I did it for a blog in about five minutes from start to end.

    In the meantime, zooming in before adding the bookmark should let you at least choose which part of the page you want to use. In other words, the icon will just use whatever is on your screen, so try zooming in on the site logo or some other interesting bit before hitting the + sign.
    Last edited by Massie; 03-25-2011 at 02:32 PM.
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    03-25-2011 02:26 PM
  4. iamtone's Avatar
    i dont care much for how tipb has there logo on there homescreen bookmarks i wish it was just a screenshot of the website too
    03-26-2011 05:28 PM
  5. Altimate's Avatar
    I noticed that the google voice web app changes icons depending on which GV page you choose to bookmark. Maybe some other websites do this too.
    03-26-2011 06:39 PM
  6. JorjLim's Avatar
    Hey. I wrote about a work around for this if the website didn't have a web icon

    Let me know if it helps.
    03-26-2011 07:12 PM
  7. Neilkalman's Avatar
    I had the same problem. I hate the screenshot icon for sites with no icon for the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch.
    There's an app in the app store which called my clips which does exactly that. The free version got everything to do what we ask. The pro version can make the same links for SMS and calls for what i know but. Didn't try the pro one coz I'm cheap :-)

    Well... Although the program is not as easy and comftarble is I would imagine it does the job.
    Just look for myclips in the app store
    06-10-2011 09:13 AM
  8. Neilkalman's Avatar
    Don't know if my last post was posted but check out myclips in the app store for the solution. It does exactly that. You select an image as an icon and a link for it to open.

    It's not perfect but it works
    06-10-2011 09:20 AM
  9. Sam Stamler's Avatar
    How did you change that on your blog? I'm looking to do the same with my website.
    11-20-2012 07:21 AM
  10. ch333ky's Avatar
    would love to read your "work around" but this site says I don't have adequate permission. Why do sights force you to create an account for just for f)(K)ing reading? geeze.
    02-13-2013 11:39 AM
  11. gmweiser's Avatar
    Thank you! This was simple and effective.
    04-25-2013 03:47 PM
  12. frankojj81's Avatar
    this link
    no longer exits.... how frustrating... I signed up to this stupid forum just to see what was in that link and nothing...
    12-11-2017 10:31 PM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    this link

    no longer exits.... how frustrating... I signed up to this stupid forum just to see what was in that link and nothing...
    Welcome to iMore! As appalling as it is, sometimes six year old links don’t work anymore. Another approach might be asking if anybody has any updated tips for this topic. Here’s another thread with links to some information that still work:
    12-12-2017 05:51 AM