If you browse the Internet equally on a desktop/laptop computer and your iPhone, then you are probably used to seeing different versions of the same website on each device. Many websites (including Live2Tech.com) adjust the styling options of their content so that they are easier to read on whatever device you are using.
But occasionally this can make things hard to find, specifically if you are accustomed to viewing a site on your desktop computer and are trying to find something on your iPhone instead. Our guide below will show you how to request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone instead of the mobile version to help make it easier to accomplish your task.
Device used: iPhone 6 Plus
Software version: iOS 9.3
Here is how to request a website’s desktop version in iOS 9 Safari –
- Open Safari.
- Visit the Web page for which you wish to view the desktop version, then tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Swipe left on the bottom row of icons, then tap the Request Desktop Site icon.
These steps are repeated below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Safari icon.
Step 2: Find the Web page for which you wish to view the desktop version, then tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see the icon, then you may need to swipe down on the screen a couple of times to get it to appear.
Step 3: Swipe left on the bottom row of icons, then tap the Request Desktop Site button.
Note that this will not always show the desktop version, particularly if the website that you are visiting is responsive. A responsive website is one that adjusts its display based on the size of the screen on which it is being viewed. For example Live2Tech.com is responsive, so requesting the desktop version doesn’t do anything. You can see an example of how requesting the desktop version of a site works by browsing to Facebook.com and requesting the desktop version of that site.
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