How to Request Desktop Version on Android and iPhone (2020)

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How to Request Desktop Version on Android

Open the Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. 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).

Now, type your preferred site URL (URL of desktop version) and then hit “Enter” on your keyboard.

Note: Use the desktop version of the 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:

Open private browsing in Chrome. Enable the “Desktop site.” Go to Gmail and sign in. That’s it, and you can see the desktop version (Standard view) of Gmail now.

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How to Request Desktop Version on iPhone

Safari

Open Safari. Go to the website you want. Hit the icon on the left side of the address bar. Now, you can see the “Request Desktop Website” option. That’s it.

For Gmail Desktop Version

Sign into your Gmail account in Safari. Tap the three vertical lines at the top left. 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: Execute the above steps under “Safari.” Tap the “standard” link at the bottom.


Automatically Request Desktop Version 

You can set the Safari to automatically request the desktop version of the website every time you visit that website. Here’s how you can do that: 

Open Safari. Visit the website for which you want to do this. Hit the icon on the left side of the address bar. 

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Tap “Website Settings.” Enable “Request Desktop Website.” Tap “Done” at the top right. 


Request Desktop Version for All Websites

Safari also has the option to request the desktop version for all sites. You need to enable this option and here’s how you can do that:

Open Settings. Tap “Safari.” In the “Settings for Websites” section, you can see the “Request Desktop Website.” Hit it. Enable “All Websites.”

Notes:

  • Facebook will not open in the desktop version, even after executing the above steps. So, visit that website using its desktop version URL, and you can see the Facebook desktop version.
  • The above steps will load Gmail in its desktop version (Standard view).
  • This one doesn’t work for all the websites.

Chrome for iPhone

Open Chrome for iPhone. In the address bar, type your preferred site URL and then hit the “go” key on the keyboard.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the bottom. On the menu, tap the “Request Desktop Site” option.

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Note: This one doesn’t work for all websites. For instance – Twitter.


Written by Thirumal raj. Check out more posts here: Android, iPhone.