This tutorial is dedicated to all the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 users who love surfing the web, who have a ton of favorite websites that they check on a regular basis, and who are also keen on keeping everything tidy on their home screens.
If you have never considered the option of adding a bookmark to the Home screen on Note 9 and Note 8, you’ll change your mind after you read everything that we have prepared for you.
What are these home screen bookmarks?
A bookmark is a shortcut to a web address. You can set if from your internet browser and, once you create it, the bookmark will automatically show up on the Home screen. It will look just like any other app or widget icon, only that, when you open it, the shortcut will launch the internet page with the web address that you have selected when you created that bookmark on Note 9 and Note 8.
Once you learn how to use it, you’ll be able to create as many bookmarks as you want, though, at some point, you’ll have to think of a way of creating folders on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 and grouping your bookmarks in there, to declutter the Home screen.
Why should you add a bookmark to Note 9 and Note 8 screen?
If you’ve really understood what a bookmark does, you must already anticipate its benefits. To put it simply, the bookmark spares you from having to manually launch the web browser, type the web address, and access a page that you want to check at least once a day.
It saves you time and it lets you better organize your experience on this smartphone. Just like you have shortcuts for your favorite apps and widgets, you should also have shortcuts for your favorite web pages. Only that the latter will take you directly there, without even having to open the browser yourself. Plus, it has the added benefit that setting up your bookmarks works the same with most of the third-party browsers, just like it does with your stock Internet app.
How can you actually create that bookmark on Note 9 and Note 8 screen?
- Turn on the smartphone and launch your Internet web browser app;
- Access the website that you want to create a shortcut for;
- Tap the 3-dot icon next to the address bar;
- Select Add Shortcut To Home Screen.
That’s all it takes and, as already suggested, the steps are relatively the same with any app. If, for instance, you’re using the Google Chrome Browser, the same 3-dot icon will reveal you the Add to Home Screen option.
The alternative to all that is to long-press anywhere on the Home screen and use the Add to Home Screen option listed at the bottom of the Edit Screen. But this will only help you to create a shortcut for a web page that has already been saved within your web browsing app. More complicated, indeed, so, why do all that when you can use our tips from above? That’s the easy way to create bookmarks with Samsung Note 9 and Note 8.