How to Clip a Web Page on the iPad - dummies

How to Clip a Web Page on the iPad

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

In their infinite wisdom, the folks at Apple let you use Safari on your iPad to bestow special privileges on your most frequently visited websites, a process called clipping.

You frequent lots of websites, but some way more than others. You’re constantly online to consult your daily train schedule, for example. You can emphasize these sites not just by bookmarking pages but also by affording them their unique Home screen icons. Apple calls these Web Clips, and creating one is dead simple. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the web page in question and tap the Action button.

  2. Tap Add to Home Screen.

    Apple creates an icon out of the area of the page that was displayed when you saved the clip, unless the page has its own custom icon.

  3. Type a new name for your Web Clip or leave the one that Apple suggests.

  4. Tap Add.

    The icon appears on your Home screen.

As with any icon, you can remove a Web Clip by pressing and holding its icon until it starts to wiggle. Then tap the X in the corner of the icon and tap Delete. The operation is complete when you press the Home button. Of course, you can also move the Web Clip to a more preferred location on one of your Home screens.