How to Pin to Pinterest from the Web on iPhone or iPad

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According to CNET News, Apple mobile devices account for 65% of mobile web traffic. I know I contribute to that. Anytime a have a couple of minutes to spare, I pull out my iPhone and catch up on my favorite blogs, read the news and of course check out Pinterest.

Sometimes, I find things on blogs or websites that I’d like to pin but they don’t have a “Pin It” button. I have found a solution to that problem…


Pinterest App on iPhone and iPad

Pinterest has an app for the iPhone that can be also be used on the iPad. But, did you know that from that app you can download a bookmarklet that allows you to pin to your Pinterest boards from Safari?



How to Add the Bookmarklet


From the profile page of the Pinterest app, click on “Account”, then click on “Install Bookmarklet”



Safari will open to a page that looks like this



There are instructions on how to to complete the install on this page. If you’ll notice, it says that it is easier to install on Safari or Firefox then sync your phone.

It really isn’t all that hard to do directly on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s a video to show you how.


Since not everyone in cyberspace has jumped onto the Pinterest bandwagon. A lot of sites still don’t have the “Pin It” button, silly huh? 

If you have a blog or website and don’t have a “Pin It” button let us know why in the comments below. 

Do you use the Pinterest app on your iPhone or iPad?




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