Installing the Pocket Bookmarklet on iPhone
A Bookmarklet is a handy tool that allows you to do something with the website that is open in your web browser. Unlike a typical “bookmark” or “favorite,” a bookmarklet does not send you to a different website, but instead performs an action on the current page. When you use the Pocket Bookmarklet, the page that is displayed is saved to Pocket for you automatically.
A note about newer versions of iOS
Apple introduced Share Extensions with iOS 8, making it easy to save to Pocket from any app that uses the native share menu (like Safari, Chrome, Twitter, or wherever you discover content). We highly recommend using the Share Extension to save to Pocket as it's more reliable and capable than the bookmarklet.
If you are on a device running iOS 7 or earlier, continue reading to learn how to install the Pocket bookmarklet.
How do I install the Bookmarklet on my iPhone or iPod touch on iOS 7?
Installing the Pocket Bookmarklet on your iPhone or iPod touch can be a little tricky, so we ask that you follow these instructions very carefully.
Part One: Setup
- Open the Pocket app on your device
- Tap the Profile tab
- Tap the Settings button at the top right corner of the screen, scroll down, and tap Help
- Tap How to Save
- Find the “From Mobile Safari” section, and tap Install
This final step in Part One will launch Mobile Safari with some additional installation instructions. Please read the introduction, and tap “Get started” to continue.
Part Two: Creating the Bookmarklet
- Tap the Share Icon
- Tap Bookmark
- Choose the location where you will be saving the bookmarklet. We suggest choosing the Favorites folder, as this will make the bookmarklet easy to find.
- Tap Save, then tap the yellow Next Step button.
Part Three: Editing the Bookmarklet
- Open your Bookmarks, and go to the same Favorites folder mentioned in Step 3 above.
- Tap Edit.
- Tap the Save to Pocket bookmark that you saved in Part Two.
- Tap the Address line (which starts with 'https://'), and tap the to clear it.
- Tap again in the Address line and tap Paste. (Note: we have copied the required code for you automatically. Tapping “Paste” will insert the proper code into the field.)
- Tap Done three times: Twice at the lower right corner, and once at the top right corner.
That's it! The bookmarklet is installed. Please read on to learn how to save using the Pocket Bookmarklet.
How do I use the Bookmarklet on my iPhone or iPod touch?
You can use the Pocket Bookmarklet to save any open web page in your browser. Just follow these instructions:
- Open Safari, and go to a page you'd like to save
- Open your Bookmarks and go to your Favorites folder.
- Tap Save to Pocket.
- A notification will appear at the top of the web page, indicating that the page has been saved.
- Optional: Tap the Add Tags button to assign tags to the newly saved page.