I want to stop getting all the File does not exist: apple-touch-icon... lines in my error.log but don't want to spend any time at all creating more icon files.

Other than a slightly-blocky icon for anyone who saves my URL to their home screen on an iOS device, are there any downsides to just symlinking each of apple-touch-icon{-120x120,76x76,}{-precomposed,}.png to my 20x21 favicon.ico?

  • I don't have a recommendation. Sorry. I simply cannot remember which one I used, but I did use an online favicon that produced the apple touch icon for me easy-peasy.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 2:25
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    Since ico is not png it most likely will not work.
    – Carsten S
    Commented Dec 17, 2015 at 17:06

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Apple docs says:

To specify an icon for the entire website (every page on the website), place an icon file in PNG format in the root document folder called apple-touch-icon.png

So file in ICO format definitely won't work.

  • @drewbenn I think the result would be the same as if you didn't specify the icon at all. Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 18:56

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