Adding a shortcut to a random Wikipedia article to your iPhone home screen

  1. Install the Apple Configurator 2 — it should be available for free in your Mac App Store
  2. Launch the app on your Mac
  3. Hit File, New Profile
  4. Give it a name (for example, “Wikipedia Random Article”)
  5. In the left section of the UI, scroll all the way down to “Web Clips”
  6. Hit the Configure button
  7. Fill out the label (let’s say “Wiki Random”) and the URL (
  8. Set the icon — the Wikipedia icon from Wikimedia should work well (
  9. Save the profile (by hitting Cmd-S)
Profile Editing Screen
  1. Open in Mobile Safari
  2. Tap on Download
  3. Safari will say “This website is trying to open Settings to show you a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?” Select “Allow”
  4. The “Install Profile” screen will come up, tap on “Install”, enter your passcode if needed
  5. You will get a warning saying the profile is not signed. Select “Install” again, then “Done”
Install Profile Screen



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