There are several websites that comes with a mobile version when you are browsing the site on your phone. The mobile version of the website reduces bandwidth, load time, save your cellular data and the site looks better on the small screen. However at times you want the see desktop version of a website on the phone.
There are lots of reasons why people want to use the desktop version of a website on their mobile device. Here are few of them:
- It is quite tricky to bookmark the mobile site. As a result of that, you need to enter the full URL every-time while you are browsing through mobile.
- The phone’s feature becomes unavailable sometime when you are browsing on the mobile website. Hence you find some difficulties in this area.
- Entire content and features of the website is inaccessible in the mobile devices.
Let us see how to disable the mobile version of the website on different OS platforms:
Disable Mobile Version Of A Website On Android Device:
You will see an option to enable desktop view in the default Chrome browser. Just click on the settings menu in the top right corner and then select “Request desktop site.”
You can also download Puffin web browser from play store as an alternate browser. Mobile browsing can be permanently disabled or enabled by going to the menu button in the top right corner and then go to Settings > Mobile browser mode.
The only disadvantage of using the default browser on Android is that there isn’t a method to permanently enable desktop view of the website. If you want to see the website in desktop view by default, then you require a third party app.
Disable Mobile Version Of A Website On iOS Device:
Apple doesn’t offer any ways to switch to a desktop version of a website in the default Safari browser, so you have no other option other than downloading an app from the App Store.
Like Android, Google’s Chrome browser also provides this functionality for iOS and is available for free in the App Store. Click the Menu icon next to the address bar and select “Request Desktop Site”.
If you’re looking to permanently enable desktop the view, then Puffin Web Browser will help you to disable the mobile view on a website.
Once you have installed the Puffin browser, just go to the Menu in the top right corner and then > More > Settings > User Agent. Change the User Agent to Desktop.
Disable Mobile Version Of A Website On Windows Device:
To disable the mobile version of a website in Window’s phone default browser that is Internet Explorer. Do the following settings:
Open Internet Explorer > More > Settings > Website preference.
The best way to get to the desktop version of a website is by choosing the desktop view link on the home page. However not every website comes with this option, so we use the above methods as a quick solution.
If you know any other ways to disable the mobile version on the your device, then do share with us.