How do you do this please?

This quora answer instructs on how to create a shortcut to a sheet in safari, but how about creating a shortcut to a sheet in the sheets app?

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    What happens if you use Sheets in Safari and add a homescreen icon from there? – nohillside Jun 3 '17 at 14:53
  • @patrix It asks the user to sign in to the user's google account. I guess you were expecting that from safari, the user would then be redirected to the sheets app? Good question actually. Thanks patrix – BCLC Jun 5 '17 at 6:05
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    Ah, you want to create a shortcut into a specific sheet inside the Sheet app? LaunchCenterPro might be an option, but I don't know whether the Sheet app itself supports this (would require a matching URL scheme) – nohillside Jun 5 '17 at 7:41
  • @patrix Man that's a hassle but thanks for commenting. Are Apple/iPhone users really unable to work well with Google Sheets then? – BCLC Jun 5 '17 at 9:21
  • "work well" probably depends on the user :-) – nohillside Jun 5 '17 at 9:26

Much simpler way to add a Link icon for Google Drive/Sheets file to iPhone home screen:

  1. Open Safari;
  2. Go to google.com;
  3. Open your account;
  4. Open Google Drive (or Sheets);
  5. Open File;
  6. Click ... in upper right corner;
  7. Click Share and Support;
  8. Click Copy Link (this is the URL of the Drive/Sheets file);
  9. Open a new web page in Safari;
  10. Paste the copied link in address bar;
  11. The Drive/Sheets file will open;
  12. At bottom of page click the Share icon (box with an up arrow);
  13. In the second bar of options click Add to Home Screen;
  14. You did it!

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