Like most people, you might have a favorite website that you visit often. If so, there is an option in the Chrome Android browser that allows you to add that website directly to your home screen so you can launch it with one tap. That means you will not need to open Chrome and enter the URL every time.
Unfortunately, some users have reported that the “Add to Home Screen” option is missing from the menu in Chrome. This can be a very frustrating problem, but luckily there are a few things you can do to fix it.
Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:
1. Reboot Your Device
The first thing you should try is rebooting your device. This simple step often fixes many of the browser problems, including the Add to Home Screen option missing in Chrome. To reboot your device, hold the power button until you see the power menu. Then, tap “Reboot” or “Restart” and wait for your device to come back on.
2. Clear Chrome Cache
If restarting your device doesn’t work, the next thing you should try is to clear the Chrome cache. Cached data can sometimes cause problems with the Add to Home Screen option, so removing it may fix the issue.
To clear your cache in Chrome, open the browser and tap on the three dots in the top-right corner. Select “History” from the menu and tap “Clear browsing data” from the top. Make sure the “Cached images and files” option is selected. Tap “Clear data” to delete the cache.
3. Update Chrome
If you’re still having trouble, the next step is to make sure you’re using the latest version of Chrome. To do this, open the Play Store app and search for “Google Chrome.” If an update is available, tap “Update” to install it. If the issue is caused by a bug that is a known bug, the latest version may bring a fix for it.
4. Grant the Asked Permissions
If the Add to Home Screen option is still missing, it’s likely that you haven’t granted Chrome the permissions it needs to function correctly. To do this, open your device’s Settings and then go to Apps and find Chrome. Under “Permissions,” enable the permissions that Chrome asks for.
5. Try Using a 3rd Party Launcher
Sometimes the issue will be with your Android launcher rather than with Chrome itself. You can try downloading and using a different launcher if that’s the case. There are many good ones to choose from, so experiment until you find one that you like.
These troubleshooting steps can help if the Add to Home Screen option is missing in Chrome. We hope that one of these steps will help you fix the problem. Please let us know in the comments below if you have other suggestions.