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ghanwani

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Dec 8, 2008
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Is there any setting on the phone that would cause a website to send my phone the full version instead of the mobile version?

There are too many websites that provide a truncated/unusable experience when used on a phone. Perhaps they are trying to nudge me to download their app, but I don’t want to clutter my phone.

Thanks.
 

dave006

macrumors 68040
Jul 3, 2008
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Just West of East
No setting on the iPhone. Well designed web sites detect your device characteristics and redirect you to their mobile enabled site with an option to go to the full web site. Other poorly designed web sites have a specific URL to reach their mobile enabled content.

And yea, they would also like you to move to their app, where they can better control the "user" experience.

Dave
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
51,388
19,453
Is there any setting on the phone that would cause a website to send my phone the full version instead of the mobile version?

There are too many websites that provide a truncated/unusable experience when used on a phone. Perhaps they are trying to nudge me to download their app, but I don’t want to clutter my phone.

Thanks.
You can tap and hold the reload icon in the address/search bar and that will give you an option to request the desktop version of the site you are on.
 

mcdj

macrumors G3
Jul 10, 2007
8,950
4,198
NYC
Just download a browser like iCab that lets you set its identifier. You can set it up so that every website will think you’re on a PC or Mac. But you will probably learn to hate that when you have to pinch and zoom in and out a million times just to read stuff, and in the process, keep tapping links inadvertently.
 
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