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Adding a site icon on iOS devices

When you create an Apple Touch Icon, visitors can bookmark your site on their iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod). The bookmark will be an icon inline with other apps or bookmarks on a home screen.

To review Apple's image guidelines for these icons, visit their image guidelines page.

The solution in this guide includes injecting code. Code Injection is a Premium feature available in the current Website Business plan and higher:

  • Available in: All Business and Commerce plans
  • Available in: Legacy Personal plan (no longer available for new subscriptions)
  • Not available in: Current Personal plan
  • Trial: You can use Code Injection during a trial.

To learn more, visit Premium features.

Step 1 - Upload the icon image

Create the icon for the site. The icon must be a .png file and can't be transparent. We recommend using the same design as your favicon or site logo for a consistent look.

After creating the image, open the page editor for any Regular Page on your site, and enter text that will act as a link. Highlight the text and click the Link icon in the Text Toolbar.

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The link editor will open. Click the Files tab, then click Add File to upload your touch icon image file. Click Add Link to insert the link.

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Step 2 - Get the icon image URL

Click the linked text again, and copy the file URL. The file URL looks like this:

/s/file-name.extension

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Step 3 - Add Code Injection

In the Home Menu, click Settings, click Advanced, then click Code Injection.

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Copy and paste the following code into the Header Code Injection box:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/s/file-name.extension">

Replace /s/file-name.extension with the URL you copied for your icon file.

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Click Save.

Step 4 - View your touch icon

Visit your site using your iOS device. Use the Share option to add the site to your home screen.  It will look something like this:

Note: This third-party service and custom code falls outside the scope of Squarespace support. We highly recommend that you have coding knowledge before adding code to Code Injection. While we can’t offer more help on this topic, there are many resources available that can point you in the right direction:

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