Thursday, May 19, 2022

How to request the desktop versions of websites in the Safari browser?

How to request the desktop versions of websites in the Safari browser?
How to request the desktop versions of websites in the Safari browser?

Have you had found a website that does not work well in Safari on your iPhone/iPad? You have the ability to easily request the desktop version through Apple’s Request Desktop Site feature.

While this is not quite as prevalent as it once used to be, it still acts as a handy trick to keep in your mind. This is especially true for websites that require you to fill out forms, which sometimes do not properly work with mobile versions.

Requesting the desktop version of a website on mobile can also cause some problems of its own sometimes, a few of the elements do not properly function on mobile. However, it is also easy to revert to the mobile version if you happen to encounter problems.

How to request the desktop version of a site on iOS 15/iPadOS 15?

  • Open the Safari app
  • Visit the website you want to load
  • Tap on the aA icon
  • Tap on the Request Desktop Site
  • To revert the changes, you will have to follow the steps above, however, you will have to tap on Request Mobile Site.

Of course, if you observe that a site you frequent has issues when loading the mobile version. You have the ability to permanently request the desktop site.

How to permanently Request Desktop Website on mobile Safari?

  • Open the Safari app
  • Visit the website you want to load
  • Tap on the aA icon
  • Tap on Website Settings
  • You have to toggle the Request Desktop Website to ON
  • Tap on Done

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