In 2022, nearly all websites on the Internet has adopted mobile responsive view so that users can view the entire webpage properly on their Android and iOS mobile phones without compromising the screen size. However, you can also open Google Desktop Version on mobile phones like iPhones, iPad, or other Android smartphones.
Whenever you open Google Search on your iPhone, iPad, or any Android mobile device, regardless of which web browser app you use, by default, you will see Google Search mobile version. In this blog post, I will share a complete step-by-step guide on how to open Google Desktop Version on mobile phones like iPhones, iPad, and Android smartphones. Read: How To Print A Web Page Without Ads in Google Chrome.
Open Google Desktop Version on Mobile Phone [iOS & Android]
Due to the limited screen size, we often miss all the elements and menus on the mobile that are available on the desktop top. To dodge these problems, we can request a desktop view in Chrome to load the site in full desktop view on mobile phones without compromising the screen size. You can switch to the desktop site on Chrome Android and iOS devices.
Till a few months ago, Google Search on mobile used to have a link at the bottom of the search result page that allows users to switch to the desktop version of mobile search. But unfortunately, it has been now removed.
However, you can still force the web page to load in desktop view mode on a smartphone. The desktop version on mobile helps you to see the different websites in a desktop site mode on your Android and iPhone devices. So let’s see how to open the Google desktop version on mobile. Read: How To Block Websites on Google Chrome
How To Open Google Desktop Version on iPhone or iPad [iOS/iPadOS]
To open Google Desktop Version on iPhone or iPad, follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on the Share button located at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
- Scroll to the right until you see Request Desktop Site and tap on it to enable it.
- Now, visit Google.com again in Safari.
Update: In the Safari app on the iPhone or iPad running the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, the “Request Desktop Site” option has been moved into the “aA” icon. (see the screenshot below)
How To Request A Desktop Site on iPhone or iPad [iOS 13 and Later]
Below are the steps to follow to view the desktop version of a website in Safari running on iPhone or iPad (iOS 13 or iPadOS 13)
- Open the Safari browser and navigate to any website.
- Once the website loads, click the “aA” icon available in the top corner positioned before the address bar. It opens the website view menu.
- From the available options, choose the “Request Desktop Website” option.
Now, you can use the “Request Desktop Website” option on your latest Safari app to open any webpage or website you want in desktop mode. Safari will force the web page to load as if you are browsing from a desktop computer.
Note: Here we are using Safari to browse the web. Both Safari and Chrome are well optimized for accessing the web on mobile devices.
How To Open Google Desktop Version on Android Mobile Phones
There are numerous web browser apps for Android on Google Play Store. All of them have an option to force load the desktop version of the site on your mobile phone. In this guide, I will be using the Google Chrome app on my Android smartphone.
To open Google Dekstop Version on an Android mobile phone, follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open the Chrome app on your Android mobile phone or tablet.
- Tap on the three-dot icon located at the top-right corner of the screen to open Chrome’s Settings menu.
- Scroll down and tap on Desktop Site to checkmark the box of Desktop Site to enable it.
Thus you can open the Google desktop version on mobile easily without compromising on the screen size. Now, visit Google search again in the Chrome web browser and it should load the webpage in the Google Desktop version on your Android smartphone or tablet.
I hope you find our guide on how to open Google Desktop Version on mobile phones (iPhone, iPad, or Android) useful. You can now easily open the desktop version of Google on your smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS and enjoy browsing the websites.
You can also experience the full desktop site view on Chrome Android by enabling the desktop view. The desktop view will be loaded on the small screen automatically when you try to load the site on the Chrome for Android browser.
Similarly, you can also enable the mobile site view on Chrome for computers to view the responsive website layout.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
We have listed some of the frequently asked questions related to desktop view on Chrome for Android browser:
How do I request a desktop site on Android mobile phone?
To request a desktop site on an Android mobile phone, you need to open the chrome browser and tap on the three dots. There you will find “Desktop site” select the checkbox at the side of it.
Can we open the desktop site on mobile?
Yes, you can open a desktop site on mobile running on both Android and iOS operating systems.
How to open a desktop site on Chrome?
To open a desktop site on Chrome, go to Chrome browser, tap on three vertical dots and finally tap on Desktop Site.