It is extremely simple, and almost the same steps for multiple browsers if you are not a fan of the built-in “Internet” app on the Galaxy Samsung. So here is how to do it yourself:
This entire short-cut and trick on the Samsung Galaxy only takes a few seconds, and is extremely simple.
The stock web browser on the Galaxy is simply called “Internet” and is Samsung’s own web browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer. While using the stock Internet app simply pull down to reveal the address bar where you type the website name, and tap the three dots to the far right of the screen.
This is the menu button which pops down to reveal a few options. A few down simply tap “Add shortcut to home screen” and you are done.
The exact page you were viewing once you press add shortcut to home screen will now be added to your smartphone.
While flipping through homescreens one tap on the newly created (and bland) icon will open the Internet app and instantly navigate to that website. You are all set.
Alternatively this same process is extremely easy for Googles own Chrome Browser, which is what most Android owners use.
Head to the Google Play Store to download Google Chrome if you prefer it over Samsung’s stock option.
As shown below you will start by hitting the same 3-dot settings icon and then “Add to homescreen” which will give you the option to name the shortcut. Once finished tap “Add” and it will instantly be on your home screen ready for use.
The icon is slightly different on Chrome than the stock browser, but they both work the same.
Some smartphone manufacturers will also allow users to long-press any homescreen for an options window.
Here you will have widgets and even an “add to homescreen” option to add a bookmark that has already been saved, but the instructions above are easier, and specific for Galaxy devices.
Our steps detailed above are exactly the same for all Galaxy devices using the stock Internet app, and will work for any and all Android devices using the Google Chrome web browser.