How to Request Desktop Website Safari on iPhone/iPad running iOS 16.4/14/13.7/iOS 12

Apple’s new updates on safari now give the option to see blocked content on a mobile website. Web developer developed a light web interface with blocked some javascript or dynamic contents that work perfectly on desktop view. So don’t boggle to find out hidden or changed content on your iOS device. For that Now you have an option for Request Desktop Sites Safari on iPhone/iPad.  Now you have an easy option to see any mobile web into the desktop version. From the safari view controller, you can see any website in mobile view.

I’m going to share with you request desktop sites for Safari and request desktop sites for Chrome on iOS iPhone and iPad.

Apple making changes in safari settings and design, in the latest iOS update in 2019 Apple Changed the Options to Request Desktop View in Safari on iPhone and iPad Running in iOS 13 or later.

How to request the desktop version of a website in mobile Safari on iPhone, iPad: iOS 15 & Earlier

The guide is useful for all iOS supported devices involved iPhone 5/5S/Se, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, XS Max, XS, XR, 12 Pro/Max and iPads.

iOS 15: Request Desktop Site on Safari iPhone and iPad

1: Launch Safari Browser on iPhone or iPad.

2: Open Any Website Url just like a normal in Safari.

3: New Safari Layout, your Address bar will appear at Bottom of the screen, just Go there and Click on “AA” icon next to website URL. and see Option “Request Desktop Website“. After the refresh the page, your Mobile Browser will see Desktop view. Repeat the same step for Exit from, and Enable “Request Mobile View“.


4: if you changed the Browser Tab Design and moved to Top then, Tap on AA icon at the top right corner of the screen. Now You can see the “Request Desktop Website” option. Tap on it to convert and see a live preview in the same tab.


5: Now Revert to mobile view, Repeat the steps above, and Tap on Request mobile site.

That’s it. iOS 13 has more customization options than Explained in the below video tutorial,

Request Desktop Site Chrome on iPhone

Process for View any Mobile site to desktop Site is common for Google Chrome iOS browser. Just Tap on more [Three dots button] and see the Option “Request Desktop Site” by scroll little down.


iOS 12 or Earlier Mobile Devices

  • Step 1: Go to Safari on the iPhone or iPad and Open it.
  • Step 2: Now, Open any of a website within the browser.
  • Step 3: Here, I opened See below image for iPhone safari view.

There you can see less and compressive view of options and contents compare to the desktop screen.

  • Step 4: For see, Desktop view option tap and hold on reload button, until you see an option for “Request Desktop site.”
  • Step 5: The website will reload once again, and you can see the desktop view on the internet site from your safari browser.
steps on view mobile website in desktop view on iOS 9

See below image, 

Request desktop site iPhone Chrome: Google Chrome iOS [How to]

Type in Browser, Launch Web page on Browser, First time it views in Mobile theme. After that tap on Chrome Settings at upper left corner. From menu > Request Desktop site.

1 Request Desktop view on iPhone Chrome browser

Desktop view very useful for Browse image and Other Options: Reverse image search on iPhone.

Switch back or revert desktop view to mobile in iPhone Safari browser iOS

Still, there is no other choice for the revert from desktop view to mobile view on Safari iPhone or iPad with iOS. But you can do that with clearing cookies, cache stored on the browser as a cache.

Don’t want clear all cache but you need to delete for selected website’s data.

Go to the Settings > Safari > Advance > Website Data.

See the list of URL’s you visited on safari browser.

From the top right corner, Tap on Edit.

Next, Tap on the red icon and Delete data.

Switch back from desktop view to mobile

Then go to Safari and re-visit the same website.

Now you are switch back into mobile view after mobile view website in desktop view Safari iPhone.

Great options for seeing blocked content on website view that’s not visible in the desktop view. Any query on view mobile website in desktop view, Share with us.

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