Safari choosing mobile instead of standard

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xraytech, May 13, 2010.

  1. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    How do you force Safari to log into the standard version of a site instead of its mobile version?
  2. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I don't think you can.

    But you can download iCab or Atomic Web and do this. They're overall nicer anyway in most people's opinions, including mine.
  3. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Spend a dollar and get Atomic browser. Excellent value for the money!
  4. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I like iCab slightly more. It's $2. But I suggest just getting them both and trying them out, they're both good, and $3 total isn't much.
  5. Gib macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2010
    It's simple, really. You visit websites that understand the iPad is more than a big iPod touch... :)

    There is not much you can do about it, as a user. Long story short, the website asks your computer (or iPad in this case) what browser it is using, and sends out the content based in what it thinks your browser can do. For example, they might load a less complicated version for IE6 than Firefox. That's why sites link you to mobile versions of their page... They haven't differentiated between mobile safari for iPad and for iPhone.
  6. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010

    I installed an SBSetting Add-On called "UAFaker"
  7. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
  8. combatdoc macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2010
    Using Atomic Web browser I have managed to log into the full MobileMe. The calendar, contacts, mail, etc seem to work, but the I drive won't because of the general lack of a filesystem in the iPad. I have Good Reader to solve that... :)

    Atomic has options for spoofing several different desktop browsers. Just be aware it doesn't add anything to the webpage experience though (full Java, flash, etc still doesn't work). It's still a much better browser than Safari.
  9. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Not debating the pros and cons between browsers. Just sharing info =)
  10. crut macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2009
    Most website that offer the "mobile" experience tend to provide a link at the bottom to show the full website.

    I know sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Google do.

    (I know you've solved the problem, just putting this advice here for those who wish not to jailbreak)

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