Microsoft My Apps - How to Create a Shortcut on Mobile Devices

Purpose

Since the Microsoft My Apps SSO service does not currently include a convenient mobile app, you can follow these instructions to create a similar convenience by creating a shortcut on your device.  

How to Add Website Apps to the iPhone Home Screen 

To add websites to your home screen like apps, follow these steps: 

  1. Open Safari. (Other browsers such as Chrome, won't work for this.) 
  2. Navigate to https://sso.csulb.edu. 
  3. Tap the Share button at the bottom of the page. It looks like a square with an arrow pointing out of the top. 
  4. In the list of options that appears, scroll down until you see Add to Home Screen. Tap this. 
  5. On the next screen, choose a name for the website shortcut on your home screen. You'll see the link so you can confirm it, as well as the site's favicon that becomes its "app" icon. Click Add when you're done. 
  6. Now just tap the new app on your home screen, and it will open the website in its own navigation window, independent of what you have open in Safari. 

How to Add Website Apps to the Android Home Screen 

To add websites to your home screen like apps, follow these steps: 

  1. Open Chrome.  
  2. Navigate to https://sso.csulb.edu. 
  3. Tap the menu button (three dots) in the top address bar.  
  4. In the list of options that appears, select Add to Home Screen.  
  5. On the next screen, choose a name for the website shortcut on your home screen. You'll see the link so you can confirm it, as well as the site's favicon that becomes its "app" icon. Click Add when you're done. 
  6. Now just tap the new app on your home screen, and it will open the website in its own navigation window, independent of what you have open in Chrome. 

Web Browser Version

To create bookmarks/favorites for your web browser on a desktop computer, see How to Create Bookmarks/Favorites for Web Browsers

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Article ID: 133314
Created
Wed 5/19/21 9:23 AM
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Wed 7/14/21 10:51 AM