Even as we have entered into the mobile era hook, line and sinker, our penchant for desktop will always remain. And we would always compare our experiences of browsing internet & surfing websites on mobile and desktop/laptop computers. With the growing number of smartphone users, websites are accessed on the mobile browser. And that is a different experience altogether.
Web designing agencies provide a responsive design to users, who can check the websites on their smartphones. But they would always like to go back and check how the same website appears on their desktop computers. Well, if the desktop or your lappy is handy, you can easily check any website. But what if you don’t have access to that large screen of desktop? Can you still access the desktop version of a website in iOS 9 Safari on your iPhone or iPad?
How to Access Desktop Version of a Website in iOS 9 Safari on iPhone or iPad
For example, we have opened mobile version of Yahoo! website on iOS 9 Safari.
Step #4. Tap on Request Desktop Site.This action will show you desktop version of Yahoo! website on your iOS 9 Safari browser. If you want to go back to mobile version, simply tap on the Back (〈 ) arrow.
Here is another simple way to access desktop version of any webpage in Safari on iPhone running iOS 9
Step #1. Open any website in Safari browser on iPhone.
Step #2. Once the web page is fully loaded, long press (for 2 seconds or so) the Refresh button on top right.
A menu will pop up at the bottom with an option: Request Desktop Site.
Tap on this option and you can see the desktop version of the same website on your iPhone.
Please note that if a particular website or websites do not have responsive designs, they will appear as desktop version by default in your iOS 9 Safari. Otherwise, you can easily access desktop version by following the above steps. If you are using iOS 8, you can check our post; how to access the desktop version of a website in iOS 8 Safari.
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