How to Request Desktop Version on Android and iPhone?

In this post, we’ll see:

Request Desktop Version on Android

  1. Open the Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots at the top and then tap the Request Desktop Site (if you’re using Firefox) or Desktop site (if you’re using Chrome).
Desktop site option
  1. Now, type your preferred site URL (URL of desktop version) and then hit Enter on your keyboard.
Facebook desktop version on Android

Note:

Use the desktop version URL. For instance, use facebook.com for Facebook and not m.facebook.com.

For Gmail Desktop Version

If you’re a Firefox user, follow the above steps, and you can see the desktop version (Basic HTML view) of Gmail after you’ve signed in.

If you’re a Chrome user, then follow the below steps:

  1. Open private browsing in Chrome.
  2. Enable the Desktop site.
  3. Go to Gmail and sign in.

That’s it, and you can see the desktop version (Standard view) of Gmail now.

Request Desktop Version on iPhone

Safari

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Go to the site you prefer.
  3. Long press the Refresh icon in the address bar.
  4. Hit the Request Desktop Site option.

Alternatively, you can do the same task with the following steps:

  1. Go to your preferred site in Safari.
  2. Hit the Share icon.
  3. Now, hit the Request Desktop Site option which you can find between Print and Find on Page.

Note:

The above methods don’t work for all websites. For instance – Twitter.

For Gmail Desktop Version

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account in Safari.
  2. Tap the three vertical lines at the top.
  3. Hit the Desktop link at the bottom.

Now, you can see the desktop version (Basic HTML view) of Gmail. 

If you want to see the desktop version (Standard view) of Gmail, then follow two more steps:

  1. Request desktop version using steps 3 and 4 beneath Request Desktop Version on iPhone section.
  2. Tap the standard link at the bottom.

Chrome for iPhone

  1. Open Chrome for iPhone.
  2. In the address bar, type your preferred site URL and then hit the go key in the keyboard.
  3. Hit the three horizontal dots at the bottom.
  4. In the menu, tap the Request Desktop Site option which you can find between Find in Page and Site Information.
Request Desktop Site option
Facebook desktop version on iPhone

Note:

The above methods don’t work for all websites. For instance – Twitter.

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