How to install a PWA to your device?

Having the ability to add an app to your home screen is one of many great features of Progressive Web Apps. In fact, there are several ways you can do this depending upon the device you are using.

If you are browsing the web from your mobile device, when opening a web app most likely you will be prompted by a pop-up asking if you want to add an app to the home screen.

However, if you do not see a pwa install prompt straight away, simply follow these steps to quickly install any Progressive Web App to your mobile device.

How to add a Web App to the Home Screen

  1. Open a URL address of a PWA you want to install in your browser.
  2. Open your browser’s settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Add to Home screen.
  4. Confirm by tapping Add.

That’s it! You have successfully installed a PWA to your device and now can access the installed web app simply by tapping the icon!


Install PWA on desktop

It is also possible to install a desktop PWA! Many popular browsers have already integrated the PWA Install experience to the omnibox.

To install a Progressive Web App to your desktop:

  1. Open a web app in your preferred browser.
  2. Click on an install button in the address bar.
  3. Click Install.

Install PWA on iphone

1) Tap the Share button in Safari for the website you’re using.

2) Tap the icon labeled Add to Home Screen.

3) Tap Add in the upper-right corner.

4) Now name your PWA so that it’s distinguishable from its native counterpart on the Home screen and in Search, then tap Add in the upper-right corner. You can now launch the App from your Home screen by tapping its icon.

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