How to Add Bookmark to Galaxy S5 Home Screen

Web browsing is something many smartphone owners do on a daily basis, and there are tons of different options or mobile browsers readily available. While the Galaxy S5 is one of the fastest smartphones on the market, there is always a way to improve or speed up the experience.

Users who don’t have to manually open Google Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin Browser or even the stock Internet web browser on the Galaxy S5 have a few shortcuts and tips to make things faster. Oddly enough, we get this question quite often, and below we will explain the simple task of creating a bookmark of your favorite site and adding it to your home screen.

Just like tapping an icon to launch an app, bookmarking your favorite website on your home screen makes any website just one tap away. Instead of launching Google Chrome and manually typing your latest mobile news to Moyens I/O.com, why not create a shortcut of the site itself? Read on to learn how to bookmark the Galaxy S5 home screen.

Bookmarking specific sites is something that facilitates faster web browsing, but what we’re showing you here today is to make an icon directly on your Galaxy S5 home screen that will instantly open the browser and redirect you to your favorite site.

Enthusiasts or long-time smartphone owners have probably been doing little tricks like this for years, but average users or first-time buyers will love this quick little trick because it makes browsing websites so much easier. Using Google Chrome or even the stock Galaxy S5 browser, you can instantly add an icon to the home screen of your favorite websites as a shortcut for instant access.

If you’re not a fan of the built-in “Internet” app on the Galaxy S5, it’s extremely simple and pretty much the same steps for multiple browsers. Here’s how to do it yourself.

Instructions

All these shortcuts and tricks on the Samsung Galaxy S5 only take a few seconds and are extremely simple. I’ve added multiple shortcuts to my home screen and you’ll want to do the same using these steps.

The stock web browser on the Galaxy S5 is simply called “Internet” and is Samsung’s own web browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer. When using the stock Internet app, pull down to reveal the address bar where you type the website name and tap the three dots on the far right of the screen. This is the dropdown button to reveal a few options. Tap a few down “Add shortcuts to home screen” and you’re done.

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Press Add shortcut to home screen and the exact page you are viewing will now be added to your smartphone. While navigating between home screens, a single tap on the newly created (and bland) icon will open the Internet app and instantly go to that website. You are ready.

Alternatively, the same process is extremely easy for Google’s own Chrome Browser, which most Android owners use. Go to Google Play Store to download Google Chrome instead of Samsung’s stock option. You will start by hitting the same 3-dot settings icon as shown below, followed by “Add to home screen” which will give you the option to name the shortcut. Tap “Add” after you finish and it will be instantly available on your home screen. The icon is slightly different in Chrome from the stock browser, but they both work the same.

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Some smartphone manufacturers will also allow users to long-press any home screen for an options window. Here you’ll have widgets and even an “add to home screen” option to add a pre-saved bookmark, but the instructions above are easier and more specific for Galaxy devices.

Our steps detailed above are exactly the same for all Galaxy devices using the stock Internet app and will work on any Android device using the Google Chrome web browser.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most powerful smartphones available today. It multitasks with ease and launches apps extremely quickly and easily, but little tips like the above are always welcome. We always get questions about performing certain tasks, and adding bookmarks to the homepage is one of them.

For more details and tips on using the Samsung Galaxy S5, be sure to check out our 50 Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features.