Since iOS 7 you could ask Safari on iPhone to show you the desktop version of a website, and in iOS 9 it became even easier to do. However, it has always been a hidden feature, something you would not know is there without reading articles or tips online that tell you what to do. Apple & # 39; s iOS 13 update shines a light on it, so that everyone knows it's there, ready for use.
Many years ago you had to tap the search field and then open the page to view the "Request Desktop Site" choice. It then became easier by long pressing the Refresh icon or opening the Share sheet and selecting the "Request Desktop Website" option. The option is now built into the new Website View menu in iOS 1
First, go to the mobile site that you want to change to the desktop view, and then tap the "AA" icon to the left of the search field. From there, tap "Request Desktop Website" in the pop-up menu and the site will immediately be displayed in the desktop format – provided it has a supported desktop version.
What is interesting about this is that it is not a temporary institution. The relevant webpage remains in the desktop version as long as you keep the tab open, each time you close the tab and then re-visit the page on another tab and when you forcefully close Safari.
However, before iOS 13 is stable release, the last two would reset the page to the mobile view. So it can just be a bug that doesn't work anymore, especially given that when you open the Website View menu again, it says "Request Desktop Website" instead of "Request Mobile Website", while it should be the opposite to be.
you can manually switch back to a mobile view of a website by tapping "AA" again and selecting "Request mobile website". Yes, Apple finally added that text before you still had to select "Desktop" to return to a view of a mobile site.