Save MyMSD to your home screen

Instructions on how to add MyMSD to the home screen of your phone or other device.

Information

You might find it easier to access MyMSD from the home screen of your phone or other device, instead of typing the web address into an internet browser all the time.

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    If you use an Apple device, you'll only be able to save websites to your home screen using the Safari browser.

    1. Open Safari and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Tap the 'Share' button on the browser's toolbar - that's the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward.
      • on an iPad, it's on the bar at the top of the screen
      • on an iPhone or iPod Touch, it's on the bar at the bottom of the screen.
    MyMSD bookmarking screenshot
    1. Tap the 'Add to Home Screen' icon.
    MyMSD bookmarking screenshot
    1. Enter a name for the website.
    2. Tap 'Add'.
    MyMSD bookmarking screenshot

    Safari will add it to your home screen as an icon. You'll be able to drag it around and put it wherever you like.

  • Android

    If you use an Android device, there are several popular browsers that will let you save websites to your home screen. The two most common are Google Chrome and Firefox.

    If you have Google Chrome:

    1. Open Google Chrome and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Tap the menu button.
    MyMSD bookmarking screenshot
    1. Tap 'Add to Home screen'
    MyMSD bookmarking screenshot
    1. Enter a name for the website.
    2. Tap 'Add'.
    MyMSD bookmarking screenshot

    Google Chrome will add it to your home screen as an icon. You'll be able to drag it around and put it wherever you like.

    If you have Firefox:

    1. Open Firefox and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Tap the menu button.
    3. Tap the 'Page' option.
    4. Tap 'Add to Home Screen'.
  • Windows 8, 8.1 and RT

    If you use one of these devices, you can pin websites to your:

    • 'Start' screen (usually if you're using a tablet)
    • Taskbar, desktop or Start menu (usually if you're using a desktop PC).

    To pin to your 'Start' screen:

    1. Open Internet Explorer and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Pull up the app bar - you can do this by right-clicking or swiping up from the bottom of your screen.
    3. Tap the star icon.
    4. Tap the pin icon.
    5. Enter a name for the website.
    6. Select 'Pin to Start'.

    The website will appear as a tile on your Start screen.

    To pin to your Taskbar, desktop or Start menu:

    If you have the Google Chrome browser:

    1. Open Google Chrome and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Click the menu button.
    3. Select 'Tools'.
    4. Select 'Create application shortcut'.
    5. Tick either:
      • 'Desktop'
      • 'Start menu'
      • 'Pin to Taskbar'.
    6. Select 'Create'.

    If you have the Internet Explorer browser:

    1. Open Internet Explorer and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Drag and drop the favicon (the icon to the left of the address in the address bar) to your taskbar.
  • Windows phone

    If you have a windows phone, you can save websites to your start screen.

    1. Open Internet Explorer and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Tap the 'More' button.
    3. Tap 'Pin to start'.
  • Another device

    If you have another type of device, you should be able to save websites to your home screen in a similar way.

    1. Open the browser you have on your device and go to https://my.msd.govt.nz/
    2. Tap the menu button.
    3. Look for an option called something like 'Add to home screen' or 'Pin to home screen.'
  • Removing a website from your home screen

    You can easily remove any website from your home screen.

    1. Press the website icon and hold it down until a cross appears in the top corner.
    2. Tap the cross to delete the icon.