Did you know that some Web sites have separate desktop and mobile versions? The reason is in theory each version provides the best browsing experience for its platform. That sounds good in theory, but in some cases, the mobile Web sites sometimes leave out necessary features or hide content. That’s especially annoying if you’re browsing on an iPad, where the desktop site would work fine. If you run across such a site while browsing in Safari on the iPhone or iPad, you can ask for its desktop version. To access the Desktop version, press and hold the Reload button at the right side of the address bar, and then tap Request Desktop Site. If the site allows such a request, as do Wikipedia and the New York Times, the desktop version loads (to read the small text, you may need to pinch out to zoom the page).
Have an iPad? This also works well on the iPad!
FREE TIPS AND LESSONS
Subscribe to my newsletter and get free tips and lessons for your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. I promise not to spam you, I hate spam as much as you do. Of course, you can subscribe at any time. Subscribe today!