Help Noob! Won't go to website, defaults to mobile?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Baxter007, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Baxter007 macrumors newbie

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    Newbie here. When I type the address of pgatour.com, it keeps taking me to the mobile pgatour site. What's up with that? :confused:
     
  2. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Scroll down and there is an option to "view site". Bookmark that address.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It uses the identification string of Mobile Safari to determine you're on a mobile device.

    If you scroll to the bottom of the page, there's a "Show Website" link, which takes you to...

    http://www.pgatour.com/?src=iphonewap

    This forces loading of the full website (I know, strange name for it). Bookmark that page and then just use your bookmark.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    That's pretty common. The iPhone identifies itself as mobile and you are redirected to the mobile site. Scroll down to the bottom and select Show Website. That should get you to the main site. Usually there is a link to the full site.

    Oops someone beat me to it.... :)
     
  5. Baxter007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    On the same note, do you guys know how to get to a full site when they don't offer a link to it on the mobile site? That get's kinda annoying.
     
  7. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but could you provide some links? All the mobile sites I've experienced so far provide a link to the full site.
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I've had that problem, too. The only way I know of is to jailbreak and use UAFaker.
     
  9. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Let me try to find one ... It always seems to be while I'm no the run I happen across one, maybe I'm just not looking thoroughly. I'll see if I can find one.
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    i believe Hotmail is one. Although I use the mobile app, sometimes I've wanted to use the original, and I can't, IIRC.

    The only way to keep from going to mobile sites is to jailbreak, AFAIK. I think it tricks the site into thinking you're a computer and not an iPhone.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There was another thread on app store browsers recently... do any app store browsers have user agent spoofing (like from the debug menu of Safari)? That should do the trick in a lot of cases.
     
  12. The Californian macrumors 68040

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  13. milerich macrumors regular

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    Here is one...

    m.nationalgeographic.com

    No link at the bottom of the page on this site.
     
  14. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Thestar.com doesn't have a link. I'm about to email them and ask them to provide one.
     

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