How to make web site think I'm not on mobile Safari

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ycoidi2000, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    This has bugged me for a while, but with the recent Hurricane Irene, this has totally put me over the edge!

    When I go to my power company's web site there is a lovely page that shows specifically where outages are located (from my computer). From my iPhone, the site will only show me a "mobile" page, without any options for viewing the full site. That mobile site only told me how many people were out in my county...not the information I wanted.

    So...the fundamental question is...how do I "trick" web sites into thinking I'm not on a mobile browser? Is this even possible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you want to use Safari, you must jailbreak. There are 3rd party browsers that can trick the website into thinking you are on a desktop machine.
     
  3. ycoidi2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you saying there are 3rd party browsers that will trick websites without jailbreaking? If so, which ones?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'm not too sure. But I think AtomicBrowser and CloudBrowse can do it. The thing you want to change is the user agent.
     
  5. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    The latest update of Atomic will access every site I've gone to thus far, as a full site, not mobile. It's actually a great browser.
     
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  7. yanez1971, Jun 9, 2013
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    yanez1971 macrumors newbie

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    Mercury Browser

    I have tried many alternative browsers on iPad and iPhone, specifically for avoiding the sites to re-direct to their mobile ones.
    I think that Mercury is at the top of the list and I always recommend it to new iOS users.
    Just open the preferences within the browser and go to -> "User Agent".
    Nevertheless, it's really annoying that Safari itself cannot be set to navigate the sites without being redirected, especially on iOS 6 for iPhone.
     
  8. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Looks pretty cool. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  9. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    is it just me or has anyone else noticed the increase of brand new registrants bumping very old threads.
     
  10. b2051758 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah me too, haha. Ive always used the user agent faker add on in cydia with safari and its worked great. No need for another browser. Plus it has a sbsettings toggle for quick changing on and off!
     
  11. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, me too. But for most looks like they are finally getting resolutions.

    AND most importantly it tells me people are investing time to searching rather than creating a new post. Gotta kinda pick your poison. Either new people get yelled at for not searching or get yelled at for raising an old thread from the dead. ;)
     

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