In our digitally-driven world, convenience is key. One way Apple users can streamline their online browsing experience is by adding Safari to their device’s home screen.

Whether you’re using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, having immediate access to your favorite web browser can significantly improve your digital experience.

This article provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to add Safari to your home screen on various Apple devices.

How To Add Safari To Home Screen


Adding Safari to Home Screen on Mac

To place Safari – or any other application – on your Mac’s dock (which serves as the home screen for Mac OS), follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Finder application. This is typically located in your Mac’s dock and looks like a blue and white face.

Step 2: In the Finder window, click on the “Applications” option in the left-hand menu.

Step 3: Look for the Safari application within the list of applications.

Step 4: Click on the Safari application, and drag it down towards the dock.

Step 5: Release your mouse or trackpad button to drop the Safari application into the dock.

Now, the Safari icon should be readily accessible from your dock, providing quick access whenever you need it.

Adding Safari to Home Screen on iPhone and iPad

On iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads, Safari should be on the home screen by default. However, if you’ve moved it and want to return it to the home screen, follow these steps:

Step 1: Swipe right on your screen until you reach the App Library, which shows a list of all your applications.

Step 2: In the search bar at the top of the screen, type “Safari.”

Step 3: When the Safari icon appears, press and hold it.

Step 4: Without lifting your finger, drag the Safari icon to the left side of the screen, moving it between pages until you reach your desired home screen page.

Step 5: Lift your finger to drop the Safari icon onto your desired home screen.

If you prefer having Safari in your dock for even easier access, you can drag the icon to the dock located at the bottom of the screen instead.


Adding Safari to your home screen can save time and enhance your digital experience, whether you’re on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

While these steps are specific to Safari, you can use the same method to add any application to your home screen. Happy browsing!