How to Request Desktop Site in Safari for iOS 15 on iPhone [Tutorial]


Here's how you can request desktop site in Safari for the latest iOS 15 update for the iPhone. Yes, Apple has changed things up, again.

Learn to Request and Access Full Desktop Site on iPhone Running iOS 15 and Safari

Many iPhone users rely on Safari for all their web browsing needs. While it's great for viewing mobile websites, you can actually request the desktop version of the site as well, if the need arises.

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In fact, Safari has had this feature for a long time now. But for some reason, it keeps on moving around with every couple of new iOS updates, which can prove to be frustrating at times. Don't worry though, we will show you how you can request the desktop version of a site in a few easy steps, especially if you're running iOS 15 on your iPhone.


Step 1. Launch Safari.

Step 2. Type in the URL which you want to open.

Step 3. By default, the mobile version of the website will open up.

Step 4. Tap on aA button in the URL bar.

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Step 5. Now simply tap on Require Desktop Website.

Step 6. The desktop version of the site will now load up in a couple of seconds.

That's all, now you know how to request the desktop version of a site. But keep one thing in mind, some websites are made to function dynamically according to screen size and the type of browser you're using therefore hitting the request button might not do anything at all for some websites. Keep that in mind before reaching the conclusion that the feature is broken although it's not.

If, for some reason, Safari is not your cup of tea, then you will be pleased to learn that you can actually change the default browser in iOS 15. This means you can actually set Chrome as your default browser.

Why would you want to do this? It's simple, actually. You are more invested in the Google ecosystem of apps and services therefore it makes sense that you use a browser that better fits in with your lifestyle. And the fact that you can also set it as default is nothing but icing on the cake.

But that's not all, you can actually set some other app as your default email client as well such as Gmail, and again, for reason which we have outlined above.

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