How to Manage Website Settings in Safari on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13

Activating a desktop version website on mobile isn’t been available for ages now. But with iOS 13, it’s possible. Read to know more about how to manage website settings in Safari in iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.

In the growing era of Ad Blockers for browsers, Apple has always thought of redefining user experience in a better way. And the same is reflected with the launch of iOS 13. There are a lot of changes made to Photos app, Siri and especially the tweaks in Safari. We’ve already written a post on how to close Safari tabs automatically in iOS 13 and today I am going to explain you all the website settings in Safari on iOS 13 in detail!

In iOS 12, it wasn’t possible to convert the mobile version of the website to the desktop version (original). But now with the nifty features introduced in iOS 13, it’s now manageable. Here’s a detailed guide on how you can do it. Let’s dive into the process now!

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How to Manage and Change Website Settings in Safari on the iPhone and iPad running iOS 13/iPadOS 13

Quick Jump

Enable Automatic Reader Mode and Request Desktop Sites in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2.
Visit any website on Safari or just open iGeeksBlog.com

Step #3.
On the left top corner, tap on the AA icon and then tap on the Website Settings option.

Tap on AA icon and then Website Settings in iOS 13 Safari App

Step #4. Simply toggle ON the request desktop website to view the desktop version of the website.

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Enable Request Desktop Website in iOS 13 Safari App

Step #5. Further, toggle ON the User Reader Automatically option to read the website content without any hassles.

Enable Automatic Reader View in iOS 13 Safari App

Step #6. Below that, you’ll find an option which is ‘allow a website to access’ Camera, Microphone and Location. By default, all the options are set to ASK. You can change them to either Deny or Allow for all three.

Once you’re done with all the options and selecting them as per your preference, tap on Done!

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Allow Website to Access Camera, Microphone, Location in iOS 13 Safari App

That’s it! These are newly introduced settings in iOS 13 and it’s quite easy to manage once you are used to it.

The above-mentioned settings are just applicable to a single website. If you’re looking to apply all these preferences to multiple websites or all websites, read on to know more!

View All Websites in Desktop Version Automatically in Safari on iOS Device

If you’re addicted to a desktop version and can’t get away on your iPhone, then it’s time to tweak some settings in your Safari! Here’s how you can open all websites or a specific set of websites in Safari.

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Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on Safari.

Open Settings and Tap on Safari on iPhone

Step #2.
Scroll down to find settings for websites. Now, tap on Request Desktop Website. This will show you a number of websites you have visited in the past.

Tap on Request Desktop Website in Safari Settings

Step #3. Next up, Toggle it ON for a specific set of websites which you want to view in Desktop version or simply Toggle ‘On Other Websites’ to ON to view all websites in the desktop version.

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View All Websites in Desktop Version in Safari App

Step #5. If you want to remove any of the websites from the list, just tap on Edit on the right top corner, select the websites and tap on Delete option. This way, you can only keep the list of websites which are important to you.

Remove saved websites within the Request Desktop Website List in Safari Settings

Enable Reader View Automatically for All Websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on Safari → Reader.

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Tap on Reader in iOS 13 Safari Settings

Step #2. In ‘automatically use on’ section, toggle ON for selected (desired) websites that you want to view in reader mode.

Enable Reader View Automatically for Specific Website in Safari App

Step #3. In ‘other websites’ section, toggle ON ‘Automatically Use Reader.’ This will enable the reader automatically across all websites you open in Safari.Enable Reader View Automatically for All Websites in Safari App

Step #4. If you want to delete any website from reader section, tap on Edit, select the websites and tap on Delete to remove it.

Remove saved websites within Reader View Automatically List in Safari Settings

So this is how simple it is to manage websites in Safari on iOS 13.

Summing Up…

These are some of the features I was personally waiting for in iOS for a long time. With this, it’s now possible to view the desktop version of the website in mobile in Safari.

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Nikhil Makwanahttps://www.igeeksblog.com/
Nikhil runs iGB’s official YouTube channel. He is the official lensman of iGB and GB’s small studio is Nikhil’s playground, where he does all wonders with his remarkable signature. When Nikhil is not in his studio, you may spot him in a gourmet restaurant, chomping his way through some delicious food. He is a great traveler, who can go for long drives in search of good food.
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