How do I get Wikipedia to revert to launching in mobile view automatically?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, May 4, 2012.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    It wasnt displaying something so I had to switch to desktop view temporarily and now it automatically opens every page in desktop view! Aghh! So annoying. These are things that shouldn't be problems.
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    There should be a "mobile view" link at the bottom of most pages.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That only reverted it temporarily, it still loads in desktop
     
  4. aneftp macrumors 601

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    One of mobile safaris weakness.

    Just use atomic web browser. In settings. Set as identify browser as "desktop safari/desktop Firefox/Internet explorer"

    Done
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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  6. oBMTo macrumors 6502

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    Just another example of how the iPhone "just works."
     
  7. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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  8. izibo macrumors 6502

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    Go under settings and delete your history/cache/cookies
     
  9. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    But then won't I lose a lot of stored info that speeds up my browsing and have to re-enter every password?
     
  10. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    This would be the simplest way.

    The "Clear Cookies and Data" option should do it.

    The only downside is that cookies for other sites will be lost, meaning that you'll need to log in again to some pages etc.
     

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  11. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    It shouldn't make too much difference.
     
  12. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Clear your browser's data. That is the solution. Or download the free Wikipedia app. Both have been suggested already. I use the Wikipedia app, personally.
     
  13. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks y'all, deleted cookies and data- worked perfectly.

    What do you think of the new mobile wiki layout? It's pretty much the same but they completely changed the tabs
     
  14. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Is there any way to revert to the old layout?
     

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