How to quickly request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone
Need to access the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile version from your iPhone? AppleInsider shares two quick tips for controlling your iOS devices to view the full version of sites in Safari, regardless of screen size.
As more and more people use smartphones and tablets to connect online, many websites have adapted to the wide variety of screen sizes using a responsive design, enabling the experience. to be relatively close to the full page version, as seen in web browsers on desktop computers and Mac PCs.
Not all sites go this route and instead steer iPhone users to a mobile-friendly version of the website. Usually produced to offer the essentials of the webpage but on a narrower view, these versions are optimized to use small amounts of data and to make them readable in a compact screen, and in some cases can be much better than the responsive design. version.
That being said, sometimes it is necessary for an iPhone user to break away from the constraints of the mobile site and display the desktop version instead. For example, some features available on the full page may not be offered on the mobile site.
To make it easier for users who need to visit the desktop site, Apple has added ways to force it to load in Safari, instead of directing users to the mobile-friendly variant.
Method 1: reload icon
Start by loading the affected website into Safari, then when the mobile site has finished loading, press and hold refresh icon in the URL bar at the top right corner of the screen.
For iPhone users, this will bring up buttons at the bottom of the screen, offering to request a desktop site or cancel the request. Select Request Desktop Site.
The same can also be requested on the iPad, but instead of appearing at the bottom of the screen, there is instead a context button for Request Desktop Site that appears just below the refresh icon. Tap Request Desktop Site.
In either case, Safari will reload the page to display the desktop version of the website. Depending on the width of the site, users may need to scroll sideways to see the full page, even if the iPhone is rotated in a landscape orientation.
As before, enter Safari and load the page you want to view.
On iPhone, scroll up or press the top bar to display the lower menu bar, then select the Share icon. In the Share menu, scroll through the gray and white icons at the bottom to find Request an office site, and select it.
On iPad, the same icon can be found just to the right of the Reload icon in the upper right corner. Go to the same section in the menu, and tap on Request a desktop site.
If you request the non-mobile version of a website, Safari will keep your preferences and always ask for that version in the future. Keep this in mind before selecting the option.