This article shows how to request a desktop version of a website in Safari and other browsers on an iPhone, including how to automatically open desktop sites for every site you go to. Instructions apply to devices running iOS 13 and later. How to Switch to Desktop Mode on iPhone.
Both Safari and Chrome are well optimized for accessing the web on mobile devices. However, a few websites still exist that do not provide an optimal surfing experience on mobile devices. As a result, the user might not be able to access critical functionalities of that web page on a mobile browser.
In such a case, users need to switch to the desktop version of a website from their mobile browsers. Doing this enables them to view the entire web page at once.
Here is How to Switch to Desktop Mode on iPhone
- With the site open, select the Options menu in the address bar. It looks like two capital letter A’s.
Tap Request Desktop Website.
- The page will reload with the desktop version.
How Do I Always Open the Desktop Version of a Website?
With the site open, tap the Options menu next to the address bar.
Choose Website Options.
- Tap the switch next to Request Desktop Website to on/green.
Now, even if you navigate away, your iPhone will automatically open the desktop version every time you open a page in this domain.
How Do I Always Open a Desktop Version of Every Website?
Scroll down and tap Request Desktop Website.
- Set the switch next to All Websites to on/green.
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