How to Bookmark Websites on an iPad mini - dummies

How to Bookmark Websites on an iPad mini

You know how simple it is to create bookmarks on your computer. It’s equally simple to bookmark a web page directly on the iPad mini. Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the page you want to bookmark is open, and then tap the Action button at the top of the screen.

    The Action button looks like an arrow trying to escape a rectangle. You have many options beyond bookmarking when you tap the Action button You can tap Message, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook. Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo (Chinese variations of Twitter) are also available, provided you added a Chinese keyboard in Settings.

    Or you can tap Bookmark, Add to Reading List, Add to Home Screen, Copy, and Print, as we show you here. You can also use the wireless feature called AirDrop to share the page with people nearby via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

  2. Tap Bookmark.

    A new Add Bookmark window opens with a default name for the bookmark, its web address, and its folder location.

  3. Give it a name and folder location:

    • Accept the default bookmark name and default bookmark folder: Tap Save.

    • Change the default bookmark name: Tap the X in the circle next to the name, enter the new title (using the virtual keyboard), and then tap Save.

    • Change the location where the bookmark is saved: Tap the > symbol to the right of the suggested location (likely Favorites), tap the folder where you want the bookmark to be kept so that a check mark appears, and then tap Save.

To open a bookmarked page after you set it up, tap the Bookmarks icon to the right of the smart search field.

If you don’t see bookmarks right away, make sure that the leftmost of the three tabs at the top of the screen is highlighted in blue. The other tabs are for the Reading list and for shared links, those that are shared by your contacts from selected social networks.

If the bookmark you have in mind is buried inside a folder, tap the folder name first and then tap the bookmark you want.