How to Go Back to Mobile Version After Requesting Desktop Site on iPhone or iPad

Unlike Safari, both Chrome and Firefox lets you switch back to mobile version after switching to desktop version on iPhone and iPad with ease. Refer this hands-on guide to learn how to request mobile site on iOS device!

Speaking the truth, I relish web browsing on a computer a bit more. The desktop version of a website looks complete with all the graphics and design being in the full-fledged form. That’s why wherever I find the mobile version of a site too cramped or crippled to handle, I switch to its desktop version.

Except for Safari, both Chrome and Firefox make it a lot straightforward to switch back to mobile version after switching to the desktop version on your iPhone or iPad.

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Recently, I stumbled upon a hack to play YouTube in the background on iPhone or iPad using the desktop version of the entertainment app. Once I had taken full advantage of the desktop site, I wanted to change the desktop view to the mobile view in Safari on my iOS device. As there was no quick way, I had to dive a bit deeper to discover the way. Here is how it works!

How to Switch Back to Mobile Site After Switching to Desktop Version on iPhone and iPad

Request Mobile Website in Safari on iPhone/iPad Running iOS 13 or Later

Tap on AA → Tap on Request Mobile Website.

Switch Back to Mobile Site After Switching to Desktop Version on iPhone and iPad in Safari

How to Switch to Mobile Version in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. First off, launch the Settings app on your iOS device.

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Open Settings on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, tap on Safari.

Tap on Safari in iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #3. Next, scroll down to the bottom and hit Advanced.

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Tap on Advanced in Safari Settings on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next, tap on Website Data.

Tap on Website Data in Safari Settings on iPhone or iPad

Step #5. Tap on Edit at the top right corner.

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Tap on Edit in Safari Settings on iPhone or iPad

Step #6. Next up, find the website which you want to switch to mobile version. Then, tap on the red button to the left of it and hit Delete.

Switch Back to Mobile Version After Switching to Desktop Site in Safari

Step #7. Finally, make sure to tap on Done at the top right to confirm.

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Change Desktop View to Mobile View in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Now, open Safari and head over to this website. Its mobile version will be waiting for you.

Note: For those unfamiliar, there are a couple of ways through which you can access the desktop version of any site. Just head over to a site using Safari and then touch and hold the refresh button → choose Request Desktop Site. Alternately, tap on the share button and select Request Desktop Site in the share sheet.

As mentioned above, switching back to the mobile version is much easier in Chrome and Firebox. Keep reading…

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How to Switch Between Desktop and Mobile Site in Chrome on iPhone and iPad

To go back to the mobile site in Chrome, all you need to do is just tap on the more button (three dots) at the bottom right corner and then select Request Mobile Site. Now, Chrome will refresh and bring back the mobile version of this website.

Request Mobile Website in Chrome on iPhone or iPad

If you ever wish to go for the desktop site, get back to the same setting but tap on Request Desktop Site. That’s what called a seamless switching.

Switch to Desktop Site from Mobile Version in Chrome on iPhone

How to Switch Between Desktop and Mobile Site in Firefox on iPhone and iPad

To return to the mobile site in Firefox, tap on the more button (three tiny dots at the top right) and then select Request Mobile Site. The web browser will refresh and bring back the mobile version of the site.

Request Mobile Website in Firefox on iPhone or iPad

If you wished to use the desktop site, come back to the same setting and then select Request Desktop Site.

Request Desktop Website in Firefox on iPhone or iPad

Video: How to Request Mobile Website in Safari on iPhone or iPad

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I hope you can now go back and forth between the two versions of a site without any issue. I wish Safari made the switch as simple as it’s on other web browsers.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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