stopping mobile websites...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by killerbee79, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. killerbee79 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    hi all,

    Does anyone else have problems with some websites defaulting to "mobile" websites when viewing on your iphone?

    Example: go to once. It always defaults to the mobile site. I've seen, the "real" version on youtube before so i know it's possible. I have this problem with other sites as well, like google.

    Am i missing a setting somewhere? One of the reasons i got the iphone (among many) is that i wouldn't have to deal with the crappy "mobile" websites anymore. I could have the REAL internet.

    It doesn't happen on all sites, just certain ones.

    Anyone experience this but find the fix?
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I find this incredibly annoying as well, if anyone knows how to stop this please divulge...
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    There is no way to stop this. Whoever coded the website has code in there to detect the users device. If it is a mobile device, they get directed to the mobile version regardless of what type of phone it is. All there is left to do is find alternate sites or email the webmaster.
  4. joekun macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    I've found that on some of these sites I can get around the mobile site by doing a search on google and getting to a sub page. Obviously this is pretty inconvenient, but it can help you get to content unavailable on the mobile site, as long as it isn't on their homepage.
  5. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
    Look around the mobile site, sometimes they have a link to the full site. I noticed Fox News and some others do this.
  6. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2008
    Guelph, ON
    On Espn just scroll to the bottom and click on and you get the

    Most mobile websites offer you the option to the full sight you just have to look around (its usually at the bottom).

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