In Safari for iPhone, starting with iOS 7, you can request the full desktop version of Web sites. The process has been optimized as of iOS 9, but remains relatively invisible and can easily be overlooked. Now, iOS 13 sheds light on the theme and adds features that let you indefinitely set the desktop view for individual sites.
As practical as mobile websites are in Safari, they are inherently limited in content and often lack necessary features compared to their desktop counterparts. For example, bank pages usually require you to switch to their desktop version to make important changes to your account. Many websites offer a desktop option that is activated directly from the website, although the setting is often hard to find and appears in small, hard-to-read text.
This is where the built in Safari option for requesting desktop versions of websites comes in handy. In iOS 9 through iOS 1
Set certain sites to use desktop view by default
On a site for which you always want to see the desktop version, tap the AA button at the top of the search box to access the new options menu , Instead of selecting "Request Desktop Web Site" to temporarily open the desktop view, tap "Site Settings," check the box for "Request Desktop Web Site" under while viewing and tap Done. immediately after. The site in question will now always be displayed in its desktop appearance – even if it is displayed in private mode.
Return to Using Mobile View
If You've Ever Did This If you want to reset the site to use your mobile layout by default, follow the steps above and disable the Desktop Site option instead Request ". In addition, you can view and manage all sites for which you have made settings, as well as enable desktop mode for all web pages.
To manage Safari's website settings, open the "Safari" page in the Settings app, and select "Desktop Web site." Request " Site Settings . From here, a list of all the sites for which you requested a desktop view by default is displayed. Here you can activate or deactivate the individual websites as required.
Note that all Sites that you set to always display in desktop format will automatically be added to the Request Desktop Website menu in Safari Preferences – even while browsing in private mode. However, these sites are still stored on the page, even if you have deleted history and website data.
Still on the "Request Desktop Website" menu in Safari Preferences, you can switch to "On other sites" to change the desktop view as default for all supported websites. In this way, you can then use the toggle buttons for each site above to disable the desktop view for those sites only.
How to Remove Stored Web Sites from the Request a Desktop Web Site Page In the Safari Settings top right corner, tap Edit to enter Change edit mode. There, select the sites you want to remove and click "Delete" to delete them. To remove all your saved Web sites in one go, in Edit mode, tap Clear All Settings and confirm your selection at the prompt you receive.