Here's how to request the desktop version of a website in Safari on your iPhone or iPad

Safari, the default browser in iOS, is doing a respectable job at providing Apple fans with a pretty good web-browsing experience. Though it's relatively feature-less when you put it next to an Android browser, Safari will certainly give each and every one a run for their money in terms of performance and ease of use. 

One of the pretty useful, yet not in-your-face features that Safari possesses is the ability to show you the full-blown desktop iteration of the website you're wasting your time on. There are a few reasons why you'd like to view the desktop website on your mobile device. But how to make use of this hidden feature?

Well, here's how:

 

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5 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

I had to find this out a while ago, since your websites mobile webpage is no bueno =( Why haven't you guys made a standalone app yet? T_T I would totally pay $0.99 for a PA app :)

2. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Having to use an app or only render a mobile version for something that is a full web site on a PC shows shortcomings of cell phone software. For a long time it has been easy to get full web sites on Android so Apple just needs to catch up AGAIN.

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Hit the three dot menu, scroll down to Request Desktop site, and check the box.

4. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Or you could run Puffin as your default browser and always get a desktop experience.

5. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Not going to buy an iphone until support for flash is available.

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