How to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone

Mobile sites are optimized for Safari on iPhone but, they lack several features when compared to desktop sites. Some websites, like banking sites, ask you to switch to their desktop version to make changes to your account. Although you can request a desktop site manually from the address bar, it is not the most convenient.

Luckily, Apple offers an option to force Safari to load desktop sites on iPhone. Since users may want to access desktop websites in place of mobile websites at all times. Here’s a simple guide you can follow to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone.

How to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone

Learn how to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone

  1. Launch Settings on iPhone on iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
    How to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone
  3. Next, scroll through Safari preferences and tap on Request Desktop Website.
    How to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone
  4. Toggle the switch on to request desktop version automatically on all websites. How to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone
  5. Now, visit any website in Safari to be taken to the full desktop version of the page. Note that you can still view the mobile version of the site by tapping on the aA icon > choosing Request Mobile Website.
    How to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone

Note that Safari will only display the desktop version of a website if it is available. Some websites do not offer a full desktop site for iPhone. We hope this guide helped you learn how to force Safari to always load desktop sites on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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