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How to Request Desktop Site on Safari on iPhone and iPad

There can be times when you want to view a website in desktop mode on iPhone or iPad. Maybe you want to view how the webpage looks, or you need to check a specific detail that’s only available in desktop mode. If you are using Safari as the default browser on iPhone or iPad, it’s quite easy to request a desktop site on it.

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1. Request Desktop Site on Safari on iPhone

The default request desktop website option is accessible via the extension menu on Safari on iPhone. Let’s use it.

Step 1: Launch the Safari browser, and visit a webpage.

Step 2: Once you load the webpage, find the extension icon on the Safari address bar. Tap on it.

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Step 3: Select Request Desktop Website and Safari will reload the webpage in desktop mode.

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You can return to the same extensions menu and request a mobile website to browse on iPhone. If you wish to open all the tabs in the future in desktop mode only, you need to make a tweak in the Safari settings menu.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll to Safari.

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Step 3: Find the Settings for websites menu and select Request Desktop Website.

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Step 4: Enable the toggle for all websites from the following menu.

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From now on, every web query will load in desktop mode in Safari for iPhone. Do note that the whole desktop mode experience can be below-average on a small screen.

Most websites these days are optimized for mobile use. You should only request a desktop site when required. We would advise against using the desktop mode all the time in Safari for iPhone .

2. Use Desktop Site on iPad

While we don’t recommend using a desktop mode in Safari for iPhone, we argue against the same on the Safari iPad app. Most iPad users use the device in horizontal mode and with iPad screen size reaching almost 13-inch, it makes sense to use the Safari browser in desktop mode only.

That’s the reason why Apple has set the desktop mode as the default view on Safari for iPad. If you don’t see the websites loading in desktop mode, you need to make a similar setting tweak (as we did on iPhone) on iPad.

Step 1: Open iPad Settings.

Step 2: Go to the Safari app.

Step 3: Select the Request Desktop Website option.

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Step 4: Enable the toggle from the following menu.

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Disable Content Blocker

In some scenarios, you might face problems loading websites in desktop mode on iPhone. The behavior can be due to the content blocker in the Safari browser.

Safari on iPhone and iPad does support content blockers, and some websites may not let you browse the articles with content blocker toggled on. You need to disable the content blocker and try loading the webpage again.

Step 1: Launch iPhone Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down to Safari.

Step 3: Find Extensions from the General menu.

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Step 4: Check installed adblocker. Tap on it.

Step 5: Disable it from the following menu.

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If you want to prevent Safari from using content blockers on a specific website, you can do so from the same extensions menu.

Step 1: When you get an error loading a webpage in Safari, tap on the extensions menu in the address bar.

Step 2: Open Website Settings.

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Step 3: Disable Use Content Blockers toggle.

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Explore Reader Mode

When you request a desktop site on iPhone, the whole reading experience on a small screen can turn out to be below-average.

You can enable the built-in reader mode in Safari and turn off all the distractions during web browsing. Here’s how you can use reader mode in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

Step 1: Launch Safari on iPhone or iPad and load web pages that you want to read.

Step 2: If you no longer wish to see all the unnecessary elements on the page, tap on the reader mode icon in the address bar.

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And voila! You are all set to read articles in a better environment. You can change fonts and even change the background color in the Safari reader mode.

Read Articles in Desktop Site

Now that Apple allows users to change the default browser on iPhone and iPad, many love using Microsoft Edge as the preferred browser on iPhones. Safari users can go through the steps above to request a desktop site. The experience can be quite cumbersome for iPhone users with a small display.

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How to request desktop versions of websites in Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

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While this isn't quite as prevalent as it used to be, it's still a handy trick to keep in your back pocket. This is especially true for websites that require you to fill out forms, which sometimes do not work well with mobile versions.

Requesting the desktop version of a website on mobile can also cause some problems of its own — sometimes, certain elements do not work on mobile. However, it is easy to revert to the mobile version if you encounter problems.

How to request a desktop version of a site on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

  • Open Safari
  • Go to the website you want to load
  • Tap the aA icon
  • Tap Request Desktop Site

To revert the changes, follow the steps above, but tap Request Mobile Site .

Of course, if you know that a site you frequent has issues when loading the mobile version, you can permanently request the desktop site, too.

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How to permanently Request Desktop Website on mobile Safari

  • Tap Website Settings
  • Toggle on Request Desktop Website

Important: Not every website will have an apparent difference between mobile and desktop sites. This is especially true of websites that utilize responsive layouts — layouts that automatically adjust to the screen's resolution rather than the device you're on.

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How to Request Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone or iPad

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Apple has changed the way we request desktop site in Safari on the iPhone and iPad. Earlier in iOS, this option was buried deep in the Share Sheet . But now, it is visible just by a single tap. Let’s learn how you can request a desktop site in Safari on the iPhone or iPad.

How to Request Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone in iOS 14 or 13

How to set specific site to always open in desktop mode in safari, how to permanently set all sites to always open in desktop mode in safari.

  • How to Request Desktop Site in Safari
  • Open Safari on your iPhone and visit the website whose desktop version you wish to view
  • Tap on A A from the top left

Quickly Request Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

The page will automatically reload in the desktop version.

To return to the mobile version , tap on AA and then tap on ‘Request Mobile Website.’

Request Mobile Site After Requesting Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

  • Open Safari on your iPhone, and load the website you wish to always view in desktop mode
  • Tap on Website Settings.

Set Specific Site to Always Open in Desktop Mode in Safari on iPhone

From now onwards, this website will always open in a desktop view. You may have to force quit Safari and reopen it (or restart iPhone) for these changes to take place.

To stop it from always loading the desktop version in Safari, follow the above steps, and turn off the toggle for Request Desktop Website.

Turn off toggle for Request Desktop Website in Safari on iPhone

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  • Tap on Safari.

Permanently Set All Sites to Always Open in Desktop Mode in Safari on iPhone

From now onwards, all the websites you visit in Safari will load the desktop version.

  • Do not see All Websites in step 3 above? Turn on the toggle for ‘Other Websites’ or tap on ‘Edit’ from top right and then tap on ‘Clear All Settings.’ Now you will see the option named ‘All Websites.’
  • To stop all websites from loading the Desktop version , follow the above steps and turn off the toggle for ‘Request Desktop Website.’

How to Request Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone

To view desktop version for a site on iPhone, tap on share icon from the bottom bar and then tap on Request Desktop Site.

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Conclusion…

Please understand that you might not see much changes with all websites in the desktop version before you go. For sites like Wikipedia, you can see a complete revamp of the layout. But if you enable Desktop mode for many sites, including ours (go ahead and try), you won’t see much difference. However, when you scroll to the end, you might see our fixed right sidebar ad on mobile only available on the desktop version.

So, we can conclude that you may not see any significant visual changes in the desktop version for many websites, but your browser does load the resources of a desktop version when you enable it.

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How to force your iPhone or iPad to load the desktop version of a website

Most of the time using a mobile-friendly website is just fine -- until it's not, and you need the full desktop version of a site.

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One drawback to relying on an iPhone or iPad for your web browsing needs is that you're almost always using the mobile version of a website. And for the most part, mobile websites are fully capable versions of the same experience you would have using a full desktop-class browser.

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However, there are times when the mobile version of a website lacks a feature or capability that the full website offers. If you find yourself in need of the full desktop version of a website, you can force mobile Safari to request and load the full version of a website with just a couple of taps.

When viewing a webpage in Safari, long-press on the Refresh button. A small prompt will show up just below the button, giving you the option to Request Desktop Site . Tap on the drop-down, which will prompt Safari to reload the current page, but this time it should reflect the same experience you would have on a Mac or PC.

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How to View the Desktop Version of a Website on Your iPhone and iPad

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Mobile-friendly websites are often stripped down and streamlined for easier navigation, with the result that some full-page content isn't displayed at all – and even when it is, finding that content can sometimes be a chore, especially if you're used to the desktop version of a site.

Recognizing this, Apple has had the foresight to let you bypass mobile versions of websites and view original desktop versions on its mobile devices instead. To request a desktop site on your iPhone and iPad, simply follow these steps.

  • Launch Safari on your iOS device and navigate to the website in question.
  • Long press the Reload button in the far right of the address bar.
  • On iPhone, tap Request Desktop Site at the bottom of the screen. On iPad, the same option appears in the dropdown menu below the Reload button.

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With that done, Safari should remember your preference for that particular website and load the desktop version the next time you visit it.

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This was news a few years ago.

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But why though? There's reason people design website as mobile first. There's this thing called progressive web apps. All of these are to target mobile users. Why do you want to view website that is for desktop on mobile? I am pretty sure the experience is kinda meh. You need to zoom in and out to actually do anything.

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Reading articles on a phone in the 2020s is almost impossible—mobile designers seem intent on hiding the article you want to read. First there's the banner at the top of the site, which follows you as you scroll. That's bad enough, but some sites add another banner that follows you at the bottom of the screen, generally with an ad, a newsletter signup form, and a reminder that the app "works better" than the website. Keep scrolling and the text of the article will be interrupted several times between the top and bottom bars.

It's a mess. And there's a workaround, of sorts: requesting the desktop version of a site.

It's hard to remember now, but in the early days of smartphones most websites were built with desktop computers in mind. Browsing the web on an iPhone in 2009 meant doing a lot of scrolling, panning, and zooming to see the section of the page you were interested in. It was annoying, granted, but far less annoying than browsing a typical mobile page in 2023. Desktop sites, meanwhile, have gotten a lot better about rescaling themselves. This is called “ responsive design .” Go ahead, if you're on a computer: Make this window more narrow and watch as the site changes on the fly to fit the space you give it.

This has all been true for a long time. The main difference between the "mobile" version of a site and the "desktop" one are the annoyances that follow you as you scroll. That means that, generally, all you have to lose by requesting the desktop version of a site are the mobile-specific annoyances. It's not a trick that will work on every site, granted, but it works on many.

Requesting the desktop version of a site isn't hard. On the iPhone and iPad's Safari browser you need to tap the " aA " icon in the bottom-right corner, then click Request Desktop Website .

This will request the desktop version of the site for this session. You can also change the settings to automatically ask for the desktop version—just tap Website Settings in the same menu and you'll see the option to request the desktop website automatically for that domain.

On an Android device running the Chrome browser you need to tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner, then tap the Desktop Site checkmark.

In either Android or iOS the website you're reading should refresh, after which you will get the desktop version of the site. The page may not even look different, and in some cases won't behave differently, but in my testing most websites are at least a little easier to use this way. In particular, requesting the desktop website tends to reduce the number of bars of nonsense that follow you as you scroll.

Requesting the desktop version of a site removes some annoyances, but it's not perfect. If you want to see the article you're currently reading, and only that article, you'll have to go one stop further: reading mode. This is a feature offered on all major smartphones that can extract the text of an article from any website and show you only that.

Safari has this feature built-in: just tap the " aA " button in the left-side of the address bar and tap Show Reader . You will then see only the article text. You can optionally set any domain to automatically load articles with reading mode, if you like—I recommend doing this if you notice a particular website is consistently annoying.

Android doesn't come with reading mode, sadly, but you can add one by installing Reading Mode , an official Google tool you can download from the Google Play Store . This application adds a systemwide button that you can use in any app, including the Chrome browser. It will extract all text and show it to you alone. It can also read the text to you out loud, if you like.

The web is only getting more and more cluttered, but at least you can fight back. It's just a matter of using the right tools.

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In Safari on iPhone, tap the "Aa" icon and select "Request Desktop Website."

In Chrome for Android, tap the three-dot menu icon and select "Desktop Site" from the menu.

Most websites have mobile versions that are optimized for smartphone screens. Sometimes, you might need to see the full desktop version of the site. iPhone and Android devices allow you to switch between desktop and mobile mode.

On the iPhone and iPad, tap the "Aa" icon in the Safari URL bar and select "Request Desktop Website" from the menu. It's really that simple. If you have a device running iOS 12 or older, for some reason, viewing a desktop site in Safari  is a bit different.

The same thing applies to most browsers on the iPhone and iPad. For example, with Google Chrome, simply tap the three-dot menu icon in the bottom right and select "Request Desktop Website" from the menu.

To view a website in desktop mode with Chrome for Android, tap the three-dot menu icon in the rop right and select "Desktop Site."

There are many browsers available for Android, and you can enable desktop websites in them in a similar way.

If you're viewing a website in desktop mode on an iPhone or iPad, simply tap the "Aa" button in the Safari URL bar and select "Request Mobile Website." Now you're back in the mobile-optimized website layout.

To switch back to the mobile version of a website in Chrome for Android, tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right and uncheck the box for "Desktop Site." Other Android browsers have this option in a similar place.

That's all there is to it. Switching between desktop and mobile versions is no big deal on iPhone, iPad, and Android. Thankfully, most modern websites work perfectly fine in their mobile-optimized layouts, but you still may need the full version once in a while. Now, if you want to browse an old version of a website , that's a different story.

How to request the desktop version of a website for your iPhone or iPad

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While many websites in this day and age have embraced responsive design, which rescales a full webpage to properly fit on smaller screens, there are still a pesky number who insist on serving "slimmed down" mobile versions to iPhone and iPad users. This can be a pain, especially if you're using an iPad and are triggering a far-too-big-for-your-screen mobile display, or you're trying to find a feature that the website owner simply hasn't provided in mobile form.

Thankfully, you can disregard the website owner's wishes and get whatever version you prefer with a quick Safari trick.

Note: While this will work for "m.[domain].com" websites—you just have to retype the original "domain.com" in the URL bar to get the site—you won't get a "desktop"-sized version if the site you're visiting has been responsively designed to scale to certain screen sizes.

How to request the desktop version of a website in mobile Safari

  • Visit the affected site in Safari.
  • Tap and hold the Refresh button in the URL bar.
  • Tap Request Desktop Site .

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  • The website will then reload as its desktop version.

This will last as long as you have that tab open for that website; close the tab, or enter in a new web address in that tab, and you'll revert to the mobile version if you return.

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As an iPhone or iPad user, you may come across some web pages that are optimized for mobile viewing. However, you may prefer to view the desktop version of a particular site. Luckily, there is an easy way to request the desktop site on Safari, the default browser for iOS devices. In this article, we will explain how to request desktop site on Safari on iPhone and iPad.

Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Go to the website that you want to view in desktop mode. It will automatically display the mobile version by default.

Step 3: Tap on the AA icon on the left side of the browser address bar. This icon is located to the left of the refresh icon.

Step 4: From the dropdown menu, select “Request Desktop Website”. Your browser will now reload the page in the desktop version.

Step 5: To switch back to the mobile version, you just need to repeat the steps above and select “Request Mobile Website” instead.

It is worth noting that some websites may not display the desktop version even after you request it. This is because some sites are designed to remain mobile friendly, regardless of user preference. Additionally, some third-party browsers may not have the option to request desktop websites.

By using the above steps, you can easily switch between mobile and desktop versions of websites as you like. This can come in handy when you need to access extended features that are only available on the desktop site. Alternatively, if you simply prefer the layout of a particular site in desktop mode, now you know how to access it easily.

In conclusion, requesting desktop site on Safari on iPhone and iPad is a simple process that can enhance your browsing experience. Once you learn this trick, you can easily switch between mobile and desktop versions of a website based on your preferences.    

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iPad User Guide

  • iPad models compatible with iPadOS 17
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (10th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation)
  • Setup basics
  • Make your iPad your own
  • Keep in touch with friends and family
  • Customize your workspace
  • Do more with Apple Pencil
  • Customize iPad for your child
  • What’s new in iPadOS 17
  • Turn on and set up iPad
  • Wake and unlock
  • Set up cellular service
  • Connect to the internet
  • Sign in with Apple ID
  • Subscribe to iCloud+
  • Find settings
  • Set up mail, contacts, and calendar accounts
  • Learn the meaning of the status icons
  • Charge the battery
  • Show the battery percentage
  • Check battery usage
  • Use Low Power Mode to save battery life
  • Read and bookmark the user guide
  • Learn basic gestures
  • Learn advanced gestures
  • Adjust the volume
  • Find your apps in App Library
  • Switch between apps
  • Zoom an app to fill the screen
  • Quit and reopen an app
  • Drag and drop
  • Open two items in Split View
  • Switch an app window to Slide Over
  • View an app’s windows and workspaces
  • Multitask with Picture in Picture
  • Move, resize, and organize windows
  • Access features from the Lock Screen
  • Perform quick actions
  • Search on iPad
  • Get information about your iPad
  • View or change cellular data settings
  • Travel with iPad
  • Change or turn off sounds
  • Create a custom Lock Screen
  • Change the wallpaper
  • Adjust the screen brightness and color balance
  • Customize the text size and zoom setting
  • Change the name of your iPad
  • Change the date and time
  • Change the language and region
  • Organize your apps in folders
  • Add, edit, and remove widgets
  • Move apps and widgets on the Home Screen
  • Remove apps
  • Use and customize Control Center
  • Change or lock the screen orientation
  • View and respond to notifications
  • Change notification settings
  • Set up a focus
  • Allow or silence notifications for a Focus
  • Turn a Focus on or off
  • Customize sharing options
  • Type with the onscreen keyboard
  • Dictate text
  • Move the onscreen keyboard
  • Select and edit text
  • Use predictive text
  • Use text replacements
  • Add or change keyboards
  • Add emoji and stickers
  • Take a screenshot
  • Take a screen recording
  • Write and draw in documents
  • Add text, shapes, signatures, and more
  • Fill out forms and sign documents
  • Use Live Text to interact with content in a photo or video
  • Use Visual Look Up to identify objects in your photos and videos
  • Lift a subject from the photo background
  • Subscribe to Apple Arcade
  • Play with friends in Game Center
  • Connect a game controller
  • Use App Clips
  • Update apps
  • View or cancel subscriptions
  • Manage purchases, settings, and restrictions
  • Install and manage fonts
  • Buy books and audiobooks
  • Annotate books
  • Access books on other Apple devices
  • Listen to audiobooks
  • Set reading goals
  • Organize books
  • Create and edit events in Calendar
  • Send invitations
  • Reply to invitations
  • Change how you view events
  • Search for events
  • Change calendar and event settings
  • Schedule or display events in a different time zone
  • Keep track of events
  • Use multiple calendars
  • Use the Holidays calendar
  • Share iCloud calendars
  • Take photos
  • Take a selfie
  • Take a Portrait mode selfie
  • Take videos
  • Change advanced camera settings
  • Adjust HDR camera settings
  • View, share, and print photos
  • Use Live Text
  • Scan a QR code
  • See the world clock
  • Set an alarm
  • Use the stopwatch
  • Use multiple timers
  • Add and use contact information
  • Edit contacts
  • Add your contact info
  • Send Contacts on iPad
  • Use other contact accounts
  • Hide duplicate contacts
  • Export contacts
  • Get started with FaceTime
  • Make FaceTime calls
  • Receive FaceTime calls
  • Create a FaceTime link
  • Take a Live Photo
  • Turn on Live Captions
  • Use other apps during a call
  • Make a Group FaceTime call
  • View participants in a grid
  • Use SharePlay to watch, listen, and play together
  • Share your screen in a FaceTime call
  • Collaborate on a document in a FaceTime call
  • Use video conferencing features
  • Hand off a FaceTime call to another Apple device
  • Change the FaceTime video settings
  • Change the FaceTime audio settings
  • Change your appearance
  • Leave a call or switch to Messages
  • Block unwanted callers
  • Report a call as spam
  • Connect external devices or servers
  • Modify files, folders, and downloads
  • Search for files and folders
  • Organize files and folders
  • Set up iCloud Drive
  • Share files and folders in iCloud Drive
  • Share your location
  • Add or remove a friend
  • Locate a friend
  • Get notified when friends change their location
  • Notify a friend when your location changes
  • Add your iPad
  • Get notified if you leave a device behind
  • Locate a device
  • Mark a device as lost
  • Erase a device
  • Remove a device
  • Add an AirTag
  • Share an AirTag or other item in Find My on iPad
  • Add a third-party item
  • Get notified if you leave an item behind
  • Locate an item
  • Mark an item as lost
  • Remove an item
  • Adjust map settings
  • Get started with Freeform
  • Create a Freeform board
  • Draw or handwrite
  • Apply consistent styles
  • Position items on a board
  • Search Freeform boards
  • Share and collaborate
  • Delete and recover boards
  • Get started with Health
  • Fill out your Health Details
  • Intro to Health data
  • View your health data
  • Share your health data
  • View health data shared by others
  • Download health records
  • View health records
  • Log menstrual cycle information
  • View menstrual cycle predictions and history
  • Track your medications
  • Learn more about your medications
  • Log your state of mind
  • Take a mental health assessment
  • Customize your Sleep Focus
  • Turn Sleep Focus on or off
  • View your sleep history
  • Check your headphone audio levels
  • Use audiogram data
  • Back up your Health data
  • Intro to Home
  • Upgrade to the new Home architecture
  • Set up accessories
  • Control accessories
  • Control your home using Siri
  • Use Grid Forecast to plan your energy usage
  • Set up HomePod
  • Control your home remotely
  • Create and use scenes
  • Use automations
  • Set up security cameras
  • Use Face Recognition
  • Configure a router
  • Invite others to control accessories
  • Add more homes
  • Get music, movies, and TV shows
  • Get ringtones
  • Manage purchases and settings
  • Magnify nearby objects
  • Change settings
  • Detect people around you
  • Detect doors around you
  • Receive image descriptions of your surroundings
  • Read aloud text and labels around you
  • Set up shortcuts for Detection Mode
  • Add and remove email accounts
  • Set up a custom email domain
  • Check your email
  • Unsend email with Undo send
  • Reply to and forward emails
  • Save an email draft
  • Add email attachments
  • Download email attachments
  • Annotate email attachments
  • Set email notifications
  • Search for email
  • Organize your email in mailboxes
  • Flag or block emails
  • Filter emails
  • Use Hide My Email
  • Use Mail Privacy Protection
  • Change email settings
  • Delete and recover emails
  • Add a Mail widget to your Home Screen
  • Print emails
  • Use keyboard shortcuts
  • Get travel directions
  • Select other route options
  • Find stops along your route
  • View a route overview or a list of turns
  • Change settings for spoken directions
  • Get driving directions
  • Report traffic incidents
  • Get cycling directions
  • Get walking directions
  • Get transit directions
  • Delete recent directions
  • Get traffic and weather info
  • Predict travel time and ETA
  • Download offline maps
  • Search for places
  • Find nearby attractions, restaurants, and services
  • Get information about places
  • Mark places
  • Share places
  • Rate places
  • Save favorite places
  • Explore new places with Guides
  • Organize places in My Guides
  • Delete significant locations
  • Look around places
  • Take Flyover tours
  • Find your Maps settings
  • Measure dimensions
  • View and save measurements
  • Measure a person’s height
  • Set up Messages
  • About iMessage
  • Send and reply to messages
  • Unsend and edit messages
  • Keep track of messages
  • Forward and share messages
  • Group conversations
  • Watch, listen, or play together using SharePlay
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Use iMessage apps
  • Take and edit photos or videos
  • Share photos, links, and more
  • Send stickers
  • Request, send, and receive payments
  • Send and receive audio messages
  • Animate messages
  • Change notifications
  • Block, filter, and report messages
  • Delete messages and attachments
  • Recover deleted messages
  • View albums, playlists, and more
  • Show song credits and lyrics
  • Queue up your music
  • Listen to broadcast radio
  • Subscribe to Apple Music
  • Listen to lossless music
  • Listen to Dolby Atmos music
  • Apple Music Sing
  • Find new music
  • Add music and listen offline
  • Get personalized recommendations
  • Listen to radio
  • Search for music
  • Create playlists
  • See what your friends are listening to
  • Use Siri to play music
  • Change the way music sounds
  • Get started with News
  • Use News widgets
  • See news stories chosen just for you
  • Read stories
  • Follow your favorite teams with My Sports
  • Subscribe to Apple News+
  • Browse and read Apple News+ stories and issues
  • Download Apple News+ issues
  • Solve crossword puzzles
  • Search for news stories
  • Save stories in News for later
  • Subscribe to individual news channels
  • Get started with Notes
  • Add or remove accounts
  • Create and format notes
  • Draw or write
  • Add photos, videos, and more
  • Scan text and documents
  • Work with PDFs
  • Create Quick Notes
  • Search notes
  • Organize in folders
  • Organize with tags
  • Use Smart Folders
  • Export or print notes
  • Change Notes settings
  • Delete, share, or copy a photo
  • View and edit Photo Booth photos in the Photos app
  • View photos and videos
  • Play videos and slideshows
  • Delete or hide photos and videos
  • Edit photos and videos
  • Trim video length and adjust slow motion
  • Edit Live Photos
  • Edit Cinematic videos
  • Edit portraits
  • Use photo albums
  • Edit, share, and organize albums
  • Filter and sort photos and videos in albums
  • Make stickers from your photos
  • Duplicate and copy photos and videos
  • Merge duplicate photos
  • Search for photos
  • Identify people and pets
  • Browse photos by location
  • Share photos and videos
  • Share long videos
  • View photos and videos shared with you
  • Watch memories
  • Personalize your memories
  • Manage memories and featured photos
  • Use iCloud Photos
  • Create shared albums
  • Add and remove people in a shared album
  • Add and delete photos and videos in a shared album
  • Set up or join an iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Add content to an iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Use iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Import and export photos and videos
  • Print photos
  • Find podcasts
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Follow your favorite podcasts
  • Use the Podcasts widget
  • Organize your podcast library
  • Download, save, and share podcasts
  • Subscribe to podcasts
  • Listen to subscriber-only content
  • Change download settings
  • Make a grocery list
  • Add items to a list
  • Edit and manage a list
  • Search and organize lists
  • Work with templates
  • Use Smart Lists
  • Print reminders
  • Use the Reminders widget
  • Change Reminders settings
  • Browse the web
  • Search for websites
  • Customize your Safari settings
  • Change the layout
  • Use Safari profiles
  • Open and close tabs
  • Organize your tabs with Tab Groups
  • View your tabs from another device
  • Share Tab Groups
  • Use Siri to listen to a webpage
  • Bookmark a website
  • Bookmark a website as a favorite
  • Save pages to a Reading List
  • Find links shared with you
  • Annotate and save a webpage as a PDF
  • Automatically fill in forms
  • Get extensions
  • Hide ads and distractions
  • Clear your cache
  • Browse the web privately
  • Use passkeys in Safari
  • Check stocks
  • Manage multiple watchlists
  • Read business news
  • Add earnings reports to your calendar
  • Use a Stocks widget
  • Translate text, voice, and conversations
  • Translate text in apps
  • Translate with the camera view
  • Subscribe to Apple TV+, MLS Season Pass, or an Apple TV channel
  • Add your TV provider
  • Get shows, movies, and more
  • Watch sports
  • Watch Major League Soccer with MLS Season Pass
  • Watch multiple live sports streams
  • Control playback
  • Manage your library
  • Change the settings
  • Make a recording
  • Play it back
  • Edit or delete a recording
  • Keep recordings up to date
  • Organize recordings
  • Search for or rename a recording
  • Share a recording
  • Duplicate a recording
  • Check the weather
  • Check the weather in other locations
  • View weather maps
  • Manage weather notifications
  • Use Weather widgets
  • Learn the weather icons
  • Find out what Siri can do
  • Tell Siri about yourself
  • Have Siri announce calls and notifications
  • Add Siri Shortcuts
  • About Siri Suggestions
  • Change Siri settings
  • Set up Family Sharing
  • Add Family Sharing members
  • Remove Family Sharing members
  • Share subscriptions
  • Share purchases
  • Share locations with family and locate lost devices
  • Set up Apple Cash Family and Apple Card Family
  • Set up parental controls
  • Set up a child’s device
  • Get started with Screen Time
  • Protect your vision health with Screen Distance
  • Set up Screen Time for yourself
  • Set communication and safety limits and block inappropriate content
  • Set up Screen Time for a family member
  • Set up Apple Pay
  • Use Apple Pay in apps and on the web
  • Track your orders
  • Use Apple Cash
  • Use Apple Card
  • Use Savings
  • Manage payment cards and activity
  • Power adapter and charge cable
  • Use AirPods
  • Use EarPods
  • Use headphone audio-level features
  • Apple Pencil compatibility
  • Pair and charge Apple Pencil (1st generation)
  • Pair and charge Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • Pair and charge Apple Pencil (USB-C)
  • Enter text with Scribble
  • Draw with Apple Pencil
  • Take and mark up a screenshot with Apple Pencil
  • Quickly write notes
  • Preview tools and controls with Apple Pencil hover
  • Wirelessly stream videos and photos to Apple TV or a smart TV
  • Connect to a display with a cable
  • HomePod and other wireless speakers
  • iPad keyboards
  • Switch between keyboards
  • Enter characters with diacritical marks
  • Use shortcuts
  • Choose an alternative keyboard layout
  • Change typing assistance options
  • Connect Magic Trackpad
  • Trackpad gestures
  • Change trackpad settings
  • Connect a mouse
  • Mouse actions and gestures
  • Change mouse settings
  • External storage devices
  • Bluetooth accessories
  • Apple Watch with Fitness+
  • Share your internet connection
  • Make and receive phone calls
  • Use iPad as a second display for Mac
  • Use iPad as a webcam
  • Use a keyboard and mouse or trackpad across your Mac and iPad
  • Hand off tasks between devices
  • Cut, copy, and paste between iPad and other devices
  • Stream video or mirror the screen of your iPad
  • Use AirDrop to send items
  • Connect iPad and your computer with a cable
  • Transfer files between devices
  • Transfer files with email, messages, or AirDrop
  • Transfer files or sync content with the Finder or iTunes
  • Automatically keep files up to date with iCloud
  • Use an external storage device, a file server, or a cloud storage service
  • Get started with accessibility features
  • Turn on accessibility features for setup
  • Change Siri accessibility settings
  • Open features with Accessibility Shortcut
  • Enlarge text by hovering
  • Change color and brightness
  • Make text easier to read
  • Reduce onscreen motion
  • Customize per-app visual settings
  • Hear what’s on the screen or typed
  • Hear audio descriptions
  • Turn on and practice VoiceOver
  • Change your VoiceOver settings
  • Use VoiceOver gestures
  • Operate iPad when VoiceOver is on
  • Control VoiceOver using the rotor
  • Use the onscreen keyboard
  • Write with your finger
  • Use VoiceOver with an Apple external keyboard
  • Use a braille display
  • Type braille on the screen
  • Customize gestures and keyboard shortcuts
  • Use VoiceOver with a pointer device
  • Use VoiceOver for images and videos
  • Use VoiceOver in apps
  • Use AssistiveTouch
  • Use an eye-tracking device
  • Adjust how iPad responds to your touch
  • Auto-answer calls
  • Change Face ID and attention settings
  • Use Voice Control
  • Adjust the top or Home button
  • Use Apple TV Remote buttons
  • Adjust pointer settings
  • Adjust keyboard settings
  • Adjust AirPods settings
  • Adjust Apple Pencil settings
  • Control a nearby Apple device
  • Intro to Switch Control
  • Set up and turn on Switch Control
  • Select items, perform actions, and more
  • Control several devices with one switch
  • Use hearing devices
  • Use Live Listen
  • Use sound recognition
  • Set up and use RTT
  • Flash the LED for alerts
  • Adjust audio settings
  • Play background sounds
  • Display subtitles and captions
  • Show transcriptions for Intercom messages
  • Get Live Captions (beta)
  • Type to speak
  • Record a Personal Voice
  • Use Guided Access
  • Use built-in privacy and security protections
  • Set a passcode
  • Set up Face ID
  • Set up Touch ID
  • Control access to information on the Lock Screen
  • Keep your Apple ID secure
  • Use passkeys to sign in to apps and websites
  • Sign in with Apple
  • Share passwords
  • Automatically fill in strong passwords
  • Change weak or compromised passwords
  • View your passwords and related information
  • Share passkeys and passwords securely with AirDrop
  • Make your passkeys and passwords available on all your devices
  • Automatically fill in verification codes
  • Sign in with fewer CAPTCHA challenges
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Use security keys
  • Control app tracking permissions
  • Control the location information you share
  • Control access to information in apps
  • Control how Apple delivers advertising to you
  • Control access to hardware features
  • Create and manage Hide My Email addresses
  • Protect your web browsing with iCloud Private Relay
  • Use a private network address
  • Use Advanced Data Protection
  • Use Lockdown Mode
  • Receive warnings about sensitive content
  • Use Contact Key Verification
  • Turn iPad on or off
  • Force restart iPad
  • Update iPadOS
  • Back up iPad
  • Return iPad settings to their defaults
  • Restore all content from a backup
  • Restore purchased and deleted items
  • Sell, give away, or trade in your iPad
  • Install or remove configuration profiles
  • Important safety information
  • Important handling information
  • Find more resources for software and service
  • FCC compliance statement
  • ISED Canada compliance statement
  • Apple and the environment
  • Class 1 Laser information
  • Disposal and recycling information
  • Unauthorized modification of iPadOS
  • ENERGY STAR compliance statement

Browse the web using Safari on iPad

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View websites with Safari

You can easily navigate a webpage with a few taps.

Get back to the top: Double-tap the top edge of the screen to quickly return to the top of a long page.

See more of the page: Turn iPad to landscape orientation.

Refresh the page: Pull down from the top of the page.

the Share button

View two pages side-by-side in Split View

Use Split View to open two Safari pages side-by side.

The screen shows two different webpages, separated by an adjustable divider. At the top of each webpage is the icon for the Multitasking Controls.

Open a link in Split View: Touch and hold the link, then tap Open in New Window.

the Safari Multitasking Controls button

Leave Split View: Drag the divider over the window you want to close.

Preview website links

Touch and hold a link in Safari to see a preview of the link without opening the page. To open the link, tap the preview, or tap Open.

To close the preview and stay on the current page, tap anywhere outside the preview.

A preview for a website. To the right of the preview is a menu that shows the options, including Open, Open in Background, Open in New Window, and more.

Translate a webpage

When you view a webpage that’s in another language, you can use Safari to translate it (not available in all languages or regions).

the Page Settings button

Manage downloads

To download a file, touch and hold the file or link you want to download, then tap Download Linked File.

the Downloads button

Tip: You can download files in the background while you continue to use Safari.

Add Safari back to your Home Screen

If you don’t see Safari on your Home Screen, you can find it in App Library and add it back.

On the Home Screen, swipe left until you see the App Library.

Enter “Safari” in the search field.

the Safari app icon

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14 best tablets in 2024.

Tablets are portable, touchscreen devices larger than smartphones but smaller than laptops. They’re light and convenient, and you can take them pretty much anywhere. These devices connect to WiFi+Cellular and run a wide range of applications. More often than not, they have cameras to take photos and videos and may even be compatible with a stylus, allowing you to express your artistic creativity. 

Because they serve so many purposes due to being larger and more powerful versions of smartphones, they are suitable for various individuals. Tablets are great for students because they can learn, read, or take notes, but they can also be used by professionals to streamline their work, keep a strict schedule, complete tasks, and so on. They’re ideal for anyone who likes entertainment, such as movies, TV, music, and games, but also for artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and more. 

Irrespective of your reasons for getting a tablet, you must find a model that suits you. We’re here to make sure you select the right unit. This article will present the best tablets and give you some criteria for picking your device. 

What Are the Best Tablets?

Many tablets may be suitable for your intended use. However, only a few are at the top in terms of quality and features. Here’s a list of the best tablets you can buy:

  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra 
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 9 
  • Apple iPad Pro 11-inch 
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 
  • Apple iPad Air 5th gen 

Lenovo Tab Extreme

  • Google Pixel Tablet 
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE 
  • Apple iPad 10th Gen 
  • OnePlus Pad 
  • Amazon Fire Max 11 
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 

Apple iPad Mini 6

Criteria we used.

In order to select the best tablets, we used specific factors to compare each model. Here’s what we paid attention to:

  • Release Year: Knowing the release year of the tablet tells us not only how new or old the device is but also whether it’s up to the current technology standards. We always make sure the models we present are the most recent ones. 
  • Operating System: Tablets can have different operating systems, including Android, iPadOS, ChromeOS, Windows, and Amazon Fire. The device’s OS determines its layout, features, capabilities, and applications. We included tablets from each because different operating systems may suit different budgets or purposes better. 
  • Screen Size: The tablet’s screen size is important because it influences how clearly you can see everything on your screen, whether you’re drawing, watching movies, reading, or doing anything else. It impacts your productivity, gaming, and comfort and how effectively you can consume content on it. This is why we always take a look at screen sizes as well. 
  • Display Quality: The display determines how good or bad the image is. The better the quality is, the more convenient your use of the device will be. As such, we pay attention to aspects such as resolution, ratio, and PPI density to ensure you can read books, play games, watch movies, and more in better detail. 
  • Display Technology: This affects not only how each pixel is controlled but also the display’s brightness, color representation, and energy efficiency. These impact how good the image looks on the screen, so we pay attention to it when looking into tablet models. 
  • Processor: Having a good processor is key to a pleasant experience, as it influences the speed and performance of the device. Furthermore, the processor will also affect how quickly applications open and whether or not you can multitask. 
  • Brand: Tablets are manufactured by different brands and come with their own interfaces, prices, features, capacities, and more. We looked at multiple manufacturers and their best products to ensure you understand what they can offer. 
  • Battery Life: Having a long battery life is preferred whether you use the device at home or take it with you on adventures. When your battery lasts long enough, you will not have to rely on your charger all the time, allowing you to watch movies, play games, read, browse social media, and more. 
  • Storage Capacity: Having a lot of storage space means you can easily store your important photos, videos, games, applications, books, etc. We looked at how much storage tablets have and whether they have memory card slots so you can gain access to more storage. 
  • RAM: This is responsible for storing data that must be used quickly. Having higher RAM is preferred because it improves tablet performance. Basically, it impacts how well the device can open and run multiple apps at the same time. 
  • Camera: Cameras are necessary if you’re a photographer or just someone who likes capturing life’s best moments. Therefore, you need a tablet with an excellent camera to pull this off. 
  • Cellular Connectivity: Cellular connectivity ensures you can connect to the Internet and use your favorite features even when you don’t have access to a WiFi network. A device with SIM support can use data to connect to the Internet when you’re away from your house or a trusted network. 
  • Stylus Support: This ensures you can take notes and draw when necessary. It’s a feature that students, artists, and professionals need, so we looked at devices that offer this option. 

Apple iPad Pro 12.9

Apple iPad Pro 12.9

  • OS: iPadOS 16.1, up to iPadOS 17.4
  • Release Date: October 2022
  • Screen Size: Large (12.9”)
  • Processor: Apple M2 

If you’re looking for a good tablet with a high-quality screen, outstanding performance, and cellular connectivity, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch is just what you need. This device was released in 2022 and runs on iPadOS 16.1 up to iPadOS 17.4. The unit comes in multiple storage space options, respectively 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB with 8GB RAM, as well as 1TB and 2TB with 16GB RAM. There is no memory card slot, though. 

Built from glass and aluminum, the tablet houses a strong screen. It has a 12.9-inch liquid retina XDR mini-LED LCD with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Its peak nits reach 1600. The screen’s resolution is 2048 x 2732 pixels, with a 4:3 ratio and a 265 ppi density. 

The Apple device has two cameras, a dual main one with 12MP wide and 10MP ultrawide lenses and an ultrawide 12MP selfie one. The tablet also has a USB Type-C 4 port and a magnetic connector. 

This gadget comes with cellular connectivity, allowing you to use an eSIM or nano-SIM. It relies on the Apple M2 chipset and has a non-removable 10758 mAh battery that can last up to more than 10 hours. This makes it ideal for playing games or watching movies. 

Furthermore, it’s compatible with a stylus. This is why many people usually buy an Apple Pencil to go with it. It’s ideal for artists who like to draw or students and professionals who need to take notes. 

The model is available in Space Gray and Silver colors.

  • Long battery life
  • It has cellular connectivity
  • It has a good sound thanks to its 4 speakers
  • There’s no 3.5mm jack
  • It’s only available in 2 colors
  • It is pretty expensive

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra

  • Price: $1,200
  • OS: Android 13, up to Android 14, One UI 6
  • Release Date: August 2023
  • Screen Size: Large (14.6”)
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is available in Graphite and Beige colors, and it’s a great model for those who are into large-screen tablets. It has an aluminum frame and back and a glass front. The display measures 14.6 inches and is a dynamic AMOLED 2x screen. Its refresh rate is 120Hz, with a resolution of 1848 x 2960 pixels, a 16:10 ratio, and a ppi density of 239. Not only that, but it has a ~90.7% screen-to-body ratio as well. It has 592 adaptive nits and 749 HDR nits. The large screen makes it great not only for watching movies but also for drawing. 

A notable aspect of this device is that it has cellular connectivity with nano-SIM and eSIM support. It uses a Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and has an 11200 mAh battery that can last up to 9 hours and 27 minutes. It also comes with a USB Type-C 3.2 port and a magnetic connector. 

The tablet has two cameras. These include a dual main camera with a 13MP wide and 8MP ultrawide lens and a dual selfie camera with a 12MP wide and ultrawide lens. It’s available in several storage options, respectively 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with 12GB RAM. However, you can also get the 1TB version with 16GB RAM. Fortunately, there’s also a dedicated slot for microSDCX. 

The device has stylus support, making it ideal for professionals who must take notes, as well as students. The S Pen is one of its most popular accessories. Many people also get the Galaxy Buds with the tablet. On average, the tablet costs around $1,200.

  • It has two dual cameras
  • The screen is large and perfect for many activities
  • It has a microSD slot
  • It’s a bit pricey
  • It’s a bit heavy
  • It doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

  • Price: $1,799
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Screen Size: Large (13”)
  • Processor: Microsoft SQ 3, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is the most expensive tablet you can get. This device has a lot to deliver at around $1,799 for its priciest version. It was released in 2022 and features a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP webcam. Furthermore, it has optional 5G connectivity, allowing you to use data when you’re away from a trusted network. 

This device comes in several storage space options. You can get its 5G version with a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD. On the other hand, the version without cellular connectivity is available with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD. It has no MicroSD card slot, though. 

This model has a 13-inch screen that peaks at 450 nits. Its display has a 2880 x 1920 resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Also, it has 267 ppi and an aspect ratio of 3:2. The screen-to-body ratio is ~83.9%. To make the screen durable, Microsoft used Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is damage-resistant. The tablet itself was made from aluminum. 

The ports include 2 USB-C ports, 1 Surface Connect port, 1 Surface Type Cover port, and 1 Surface Keyboard port for the 5G option.

With its 47.7Wh battery, this device can run up to 13 hours. It has stylus support as well, and the Surface Slim Pen 2 is an accessory often used with it. Given that the device is also a 2-in-1 laptop, it’s ideal for professionals. You can convert it from a laptop to a tablet and vice-versa and take notes easily. This also makes it a good tablet for students. 

The standard version uses the 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U and i7-1255U processors, while the 5G one uses a Microsoft SQ 3 processor. Its color options include Graphite, Platinum, Sapphire, and Forest.

  • It’s a 2-in-1 convertible design laptop
  • Its screen is strong and damage-resistant
  • It has powerful processors
  • The webcam doesn’t have the best quality
  • It’s very pricey
  • The stylus is not included

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch

  • Price: $1,100
  • Screen Size: Medium (11”)
  • Processor: Apple M2

With a smaller screen but a lot of storage space, the Apple iPad Pro 11 is great if you want an iPadOS model with more portability. It has an aluminum frame and back and a glass front, so it’s just what you need on the go. It features cellular connectivity, including an eSIM or nano-SIM port, so you can access the Internet while traveling.

The Apple tablet can run on iPadOS 16.1 and be upgraded to iPadOS 17.4. Its processor is an Apple M2 one. Furthermore, it has a 7538 mAh battery lasting up to 10 hours. 

The model can have 8GB or 16GB RAM, and it comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB in terms of storage space. There’s no memory card slot. Its cameras include a dual main camera with a 12MP wide lens and 10MP ultrawide lens, and a 12MP ultrawide selfie camera. As for the ports, you’ll be able to enjoy a USB-C 4 (Thunderbolt 4) port, DisplayPort, and a magnetic connector. The device also has stylus support. 

The display is only 11 inches, and it’s a liquid retina IPS LCD screen that can reach 600 nits and has a ~82.9% screen-to-body ratio. Its refresh rate is 120Hz. Also, it has a resolution of 1668 x 2388 pixels with a 265 ppi density. The screen uses scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating. 

When it comes to accessories, the most popular ones include the Apple Pencil and Apple’s Magic Keyboard. This tablet comes in Space Gray and Silver colors and usually costs around $1,100.

  • It’s a very portable design
  • It has a lot of storage space
  • The display is scratch-resistant
  • It has no memory card slot
  • The display is pretty small
  • The battery life is not that long

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

  • Price: $800
  • Release Date: August 2023 

Running on Android 13 and being able to upgrade to Android 14, One UI 6, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 is an excellent option for people who want a quality Android device for less money. The unit features a glass front, aluminum frame, and aluminum back, and its display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. Furthermore, it’s dust and water-resistant. It can also be purchased in Beige and Graphite colors. 

The gadget runs on a quality Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. It has a 13MP wide main camera and a 12MP ultrawide selfie camera. It also features a USB Type-C 3.2 magnetic charger. 

In terms of storage space, this tablet only has two options, respectively 128GB and 256GB. The former comes with 8GB RAM, and the latter comes with 12GB RAM. However, a microSDXC slot ensures you can add more storage space. The nano-SIM and eSIM compatibility also allows you to access a 5G connection when you’re away from home. Moreover, the 8400 mAh battery can last up to 7 hours on average. 

The tablet’s display measures 11 inches and has a Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It features a 1600 x 2560-pixel resolution, a 16:10 ratio, and a ~83.2% screen-to-body ratio. Besides, its ppi density is ~274. It’s also important to note that it can reach up to 749 nits. 

Thanks to its stylus compatibility, many people use it with the S Pen. At the same time, users purchase the Ultra Book Cover Keyboard and the Book Cover Keyboard Slim, which are compatible with Samsung tablets. Overall, the tablet is useful for people browsing social media and students who want to take notes. The device costs $800 on average.

  • The design is more portable
  • It’s dust and water resistant
  • You can connect it to mobile data for Internet access
  • The battery life is shorter
  • It has a smaller screen
  • It has less internal memory 

Apple iPad Air 5

Apple iPad Air 5

  • Price: $600
  • OS: iPadOS 15.4, up to iPadOS 17.4
  • Release Date: March 2022 
  • Screen Size: Medium (10.9”)
  • Processor: Apple M1

If you want something more affordable and suitable for several activities, the Apple iPad Air is a great choice. Priced at around $600 and released in 2022, this tablet has a lot to offer. To begin with, it’s quite durable thanks to the aluminum back and frame and glass front. It has an Apple M1 processor and runs on iPadOS 15.4, but it’s upgradeable to iPadOS 17.4. 

This device’s screen measures 10.9 inches and has a 1640 x 2360 pixels resolution. It is a Liquid Retina IPS LCD that reaches 500 nits, has a ~264 ppi density, a 60Hz refresh rate, and an 81.3% screen-to-body ratio. Also, it’s made of scratch-resistant glass and uses an oleophobic coating. 

This tablet comes with 64GB or 256GB, with 8GB RAM. There’s no memory card slot, though. The USB ports include a USB Type-C 2.1 Gen2, magnetic connector, and DisplayPort. It also supports the 2 nd gen Apple Pencil. There are also 2 cameras: a 12MP wide main and a 12MP ultrawide selfie. The 28.6Wh battery can last up to 10 hours. 

You can get this tablet in Pink, Blue, Purple, Starlight, or Space Gray. What’s great is that you can also add an eSIM or nano-SIM to it for cellular connectivity. 

The Apple Pencil 2 nd Gen and AirPods Pro are some of the most popular accessories for this tablet. As such, it’s an ideal gadget for listening to music, watching movies, browsing social media, or taking notes.

  • There are more color options
  • It’s a more affordable iPad
  • The refresh rate is lower
  • There is no memory card slot
  • It has a smaller display

Lenovo Tab Extreme

  • Price: $930
  • OS: Android 13
  • Release Date: June 2023 
  • Screen Size: Large (14.5”)
  • Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 9000 

If you’re looking for something with a larger display, the Lenovo Tab Extreme is a good option. It measures 14.5 inches and has an OLED screen. It features a resolution of 1876 x 3000 pixels and a 16:10 ratio. Also, it has a ~244 ppi density and a 88.2% screen-to-body ratio. It can reach up to 500 nits and has a 120Hz refresh rate. 

This model was released in 2023 and runs on Android 13. A Mediatek Dimensity 9000 chipset lets you perform many tasks smoothly, whether browsing social media or watching a movie. Its ports include a USB Type-C 2.0 and USB Type-C 3.2, DisplayPort, OTG, and accessory connector. What’s great is that it has 8 stereo speakers, which gives it quality sound. It’s ideal for families who like to listen to music or watch movies together, but even for gamers who want to experience games to the fullest. 

It only comes in one size: 256GB. Luckily, it has a microSDXC dedicated slot. The device also comes with 12GB RAM. This model is compatible with a stylus, and a common accessory people get with it is the Lenovo Precision Pen 3. 

The main camera is a dual one. The ultrawide option has 5MP, while the wide one has 13MP. On top of that, the selfie camera is a 13MP ultrawide one. Unfortunately, it has no cellular connectivity. Depending on your use, the 12300 mAh battery will last up to 12 hours. 

This device was built from aluminum and comes in Storm Grey only. It costs around $930.

  • Large display
  • It has 8 speakers and great sound quality
  • It runs smoothly thanks to the 12GB RAM
  • It only comes in one color option
  • There’s no cellular connectivity 

Google Pixel Tablet

Google Pixel Tablet

  • Price: $725
  • OS: Android 13, up to Android 14
  • Screen Size: Medium (10.95”)
  • Processor: Google Tensor G2

With a strong aluminum back and frame and a glass front, the 2023 Google Pixel Tablet is ideal for anyone who enjoys Google’s tablets. Although it has no cellular connectivity, this is a good general tablet for people who want a Google Android device that doesn’t break the bank. 

This gadget has an IPS LCD screen that measures 10.95 inches. It features a 1600 x 2560-pixel resolution with a 16:10 ratio and ~276 ppi density. The screen can reach up to 500 nits for brightness and has a 60Hz refresh rate. 

This model has 4 stereo speakers, a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1, and a magnetic connector. Also, it has 8GB RAM and can be purchased in 128GB or 256GB. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a memory card slot. The device runs on a Google Tensor G2 as well. When it comes to the cameras, both selfie and main cameras are 8MP wide ones. The battery is a 7020 mAh one that runs up to 12 hours.

People often buy accessories such as the Pixel Tablet Case, Charging Speaker Dock, or Penoval USI 2.0 stylus pen for this Google tablet. Due to its size, space, and stylus option, this unit works not only for those who want to use social media but also for students and professionals who need to take notes, draw, or complete other tasks. 

The tablet runs on Android 13 and can be upgraded to Android 14. Also, it comes in Rose, Hazel, and Porcelain. On average, it costs about $725.

  • The battery life is longer
  • It has a strong build
  • There’s no SIM compatibility
  • The screen is not the largest
  • The screen only has a 60Hz refresh rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE

  • Price: $575
  • Release Date: October 2023 
  • Processor: Exynos 1380

If you’re looking into budget tablets, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE is just what you need. It only costs about $575 on average and has many features. Running on Android 13 and being upgradeable to Android 14. this Samsung tablet model lets you access the Internet from anywhere with its eSIM and nano-SIM support. Even better, it’s built from solid aluminum and has a glass front. The unit is dust and water-resistant for better durability. 

This device has two cameras: a 12MP ultrawide selfie one and an 8MP wide main one. The tablet has stylus support, a USB Type-C 2.0 port, and a magnetic connector. Furthermore, the 8000 mAh battery can last up to 10 hours. You can get the gadget in 128GB with 6GB RAM or 256GB with 8GB RAM. Moreover, there is a microSDXC dedicated slot that you can use. Also, the tablet runs on an Exynos 1380 processor. 

The Samsung tablet has an IPS LCD that measures 10.9 inches. It has a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an 81.7% screen-to-body ratio. Also, it has a 1440 x 2304-pixel resolution, a 16:10 ratio, and a ppi density of ~249. The maximum brightness is 600 nits. 

You can get it in Lavender, Gray, Silver, or Mint. On top of that, there are several popular accessories for it, such as the Sparin Screen Protector, Samsung Galaxy Buds FE, and Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Case. This is great for people who want to make video calls or take photos, such as the elderly. 

  • It’s a more affordable Android tablet
  • It uses eSIM and nano-SIM
  • There is a dedicated slot for a microSDXC
  • It’s smaller than other models
  • It doesn’t have the best battery 
  • The main camera is not that great

Apple iPad 10

Apple iPad 10

  • Price: $630
  • Release Date: October 2022 
  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic

The Apple iPad 10 th Gen is a good budget tablet for people who like Apple products. It costs about $630 on average, and you can buy it in pink, silver, yellow, and blue. It has 64GB or 256GB internal storage with 4GB RAM, no memory card slot, a 12MP wide main and a 12MP ultrawide selfie camera. The device was released in 2022 and runs on iPadOS 16.1, but it’s upgradeable to iPad OS 17.4. 

Built from aluminum and having a glass front, this unit has an excellent display. It measures only 10.9 inches but has a 1640 x 2360-pixel resolution and can reach 500 nits. The screen is a liquid retina IPS LCD with a ~264 ppi density and a 60Hz refresh rate. The glass is scratch-resistant and has an oleophobic coating. It has a non-laminated display, meaning there’s a small gap between the screen and the display.

This gadget runs on an Apple A14 Bionic chipset and comes with stylus support. You can also insert an eSIM or nano-SIM into it for cellular connectivity. The USB ports include a USB Type-C 2.0, a Display Port, and a magnetic connector. It also has a 7606 mAh battery lasting up to 10 hours. 

This iPad can be useful for casual Internet use or even for work. The stylus support lets you take notes, and the tablet allows you to multitask. Students would also find this useful for the multitasking and stylus features, but also the lower price. 

Some of its most popular accessories are the AirTag, Smart Folio, Apple Pencil, and AirPods. 

  • It’s affordable
  • Apps open quickly and smoothly
  • It’s available in many fun colors
  • The processor is not the best
  • It has non-laminated screen
  • You can’t charge Apple Pencil magnetically

OnePlus Pad

OnePlus Pad

  • Price: $545
  • OS: Android 13, OxygenOS 13.1
  • Release Date: April 2023 
  • Screen Size: Large (11.61”)
  • Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 9000

The OnePlus Pad is a great tablet for children. Released in 2023, this device has a strong aluminum frame and a glass front. It also runs on Android 13 and OxygenOS13.1. It has a Mediatek Dimensity 9000 chipset and 4 good stereo speakers. 

First things first, let’s talk about the display. The unit has an IPS LCD screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and 500 nits. Also, it measures 11.61 inches, has a 2000 x 2800 pixels resolution, and a ~296 ppi density. The screen-to-body ratio is ~84.2%. 

This tablet has a 13MP wide main camera and an 8MP wide selfie camera. It also comes in 2 versions: 128GB with 8GB RAM or 256GB with 12GB RAM. Sadly, it doesn’t have the option to insert a memory card. The USB ports include a USB Type-C 2.0, OTG, and accessory connector. There’s stylus support as well. However, it has no cellular connectivity. 

The only color option is Halo Green, and this tablet costs around $545. This tablet is great for kids thanks to its strong build, smaller screen, and decent chipset. It will last longer and can even run games and videos smoothly enough. Also, the 9510 mAh battery can last up to 13 hours. 

In terms of accessories, you can get the OnePlus Folio Case, OnePlus Stylo, or OnePlus Magnetic QWERTY Keyboard.

  • Longer battery life
  • It has a 144Hz refresh rate
  • It has a strong and durable construction
  • It can open and run apps quickly and smoothly
  • There’s no memory card slot
  • It lacks cellular connectivity
  • There’s only one color option

Amazon Fire Max 11

Amazon Fire Max 11

  • Price: $320
  • OS: Android 11, Fire OS 8
  • Release Date: May 2023 
  • Screen Size: Medium (11.0”)
  • Processor: Mediatek MT8188J

If you want a Fire OS tablet, then the Amazon Fire Max 11 is just what you need. It only costs about $320 and runs on Android 11 and Fire OS 8. With an 8MP main camera and selfie camera, stylus support, and a MediaTek MT8188J processor, this is great if you want to perform less demanding tasks. 

The device features an 11.0-inch IPS LCD screen with an 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, 410 nits, and a 60Hz refresh rate. It has a 2000 x 1200 pixels resolution with a 5:3 ratio and 212 ppi density. The tablet is built from aluminum, and it runs on 4GB RAM. Also, it has 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, and there’s also a microSDXC card slot. 

The USB ports include a USB Type-C 2.0, OTG, and a magnetic accessory connector. The 7400 mAh battery can last up to 14 hours. Still, there is no cellular connectivity, and you can only get it in gray. 

The device can be paired with the Amazon Stylus pen and the Amazon Fire Max 11 Keyboard Case. It’s a good gadget for students who want to study, take notes and read books. It also works for casual users who want to consume other forms of media, like movies.

  • A great option for media access
  • It has a vibrant display
  • The battery has a long life
  • It doesn’t use the best camera
  • The app selection is limited
  • You can only use it on WiFi 

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5

  • Price: $499
  • OS: Chrome OS 32-bit
  • Release Date: October 2021 
  • Screen Size: Large (13.3”)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 is just what you need if you want something with a larger display. On top of being light and portable, this device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon SC7180 processor. It was released in 2021 and works on Chrome OS 32-bit. What’s great is that it has 3 storage space options, respectively 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. There’s no SD card slot, though. You can get it in 4GB or 8GB RAM, and it only costs $499, making it an affordable option.

The tablet’s screen is 13.3 inches and has a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It’s an OLED display that reaches 400 nits and has a 60Hz refresh rate, with 166 ppi and a 16:9 ratio. The cameras include an 8MP back one and a 5MP selfie one. One downside would be that there’s no cellular connectivity, so you can only use it on WiFi. 

This tablet also has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, and the 42Wh battery gives you up to 15 hours of battery life. It’s available in Abyss Blue and Storm Gray. Its body is built from aluminum, making it stronger.

Because it has stylus support, the tablet is excellent for graphic artists or art students. It also lets professionals and students take notes when necessary. Furthermore, the fact that it’s a 2-in-1 laptop improves productivity. 

Some of the most popular accessories include the Lenovo ThinkPad sleeve and Lenovo USI pen. 

  • The battery life is long
  • It’s very portable and light
  • The display is bright and large
  • It doesn’t have cellular connectivity
  • You have to buy the stylus separately
  • There’s no headphone jack

Apple iPad Mini 6

  • Price: $595
  • OS: iPadOS 15, up to iPadOS 17.4
  • Release Date: September 2021 
  • Screen Size: Small (8.3”)
  • Processor: Apple A15 Bionic

Out of all 8-inch tablets, the Apple iPad Mini 6 is one of the best options to go for. This device was released in 2021 and runs on iPadOS 15 but can be upgraded to iPadOS 17.4. It also runs on an Apple A15 Bionic chipset and has eSIM and nano-SIM support. The unit has 4GB RAM and comes with 64GB or 256GB. Still, it has no memory card slot. 

The screen is a Liquid Retina IPS LCD with 500 nits, a ~77.4% screen-to-body ratio, and a 60Hz refresh rate. Also, the resolution is 1488 x 2266 pixels, with a ~327 ppi density and a 3:2 ratio. What’s great is that the tablet is built from aluminum and has a glass front. The display uses scratch-resistant glass and has an oleophobic coating too. 

There are two cameras, a 12MP wide main and a 12MP ultrawide selfie. In terms of ports, you can enjoy a USB Type-C 3.1, Display Port. You can also use the tablet with a stylus and the Apple Pencil 2 nd gen is a standard accessory for it. The MagSafe Charging Case and AirPods Pro are also great accessories for the Apple iPad Mini 6. 

This tablet can be bought in Pink, Starlight, Purple, and Space Gray, and it’s only $595 on average. The 6000 mAh battery can run up to 10 hours. Due to its light design, it’s great for people on the go due to it’s lightweight and small size. 

  • It uses great speakers
  • The design is portable
  • It works with Apple Pencil 2
  • The refresh rate is only 60Hz
  • It has no headphone jack

Must-Have Accessories

Screen Protector

Screen Protector

Keyboard

Wireless Headphones

Stylus Pen

Stand For Bed

Powerbank

Must-Have Apps

GoodNotes 6

GoodNotes 6

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

Netflix

Candy Crush Saga

Spotify

Which Is the Best Tablet in the World?

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch is the best tablet in the world, currently. It has a 12.9-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and you can get it in up to 2TB with 16GB RAM, giving you plenty of storage space. It has a strong 10758 mAh battery that can last up to 10 hours, and its compatibility with Apple Pencil lets you draw and take notes easily. It also runs on a strong Apple M2 chipset and works without WiFi access due to its cellular connectivity. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Note Taking?

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch is one of the best tablets for taking notes . This is thanks to its compatibility with Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Pencil USB-C, generous 12.9-inch display, and 120Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, there’s a wide range of note-taking apps to choose from, and you can also use screen protectors that feel just like paper, such as the Paperlike Screen Protector. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Gaming?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is one of the best tablets for gaming due to its 14.6-inch AMOLED 2x screen with an 1848 x 2960-pixel resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 gives it a high processing speed. You can also connect the tablet to your controllers via Bluetooth. Furthermore, you can download the Xbox Game Pass app to play cloud games on your tablet and connect it to Steam through the Steam Link app or your PS5 via the PS Remote Play app. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Families?

The iPad 10 th gen is the best tablet for families. It comes in pink, silver, yellow, and blue and only costs $449 at Apple. You can get it for less at Amazon or Best Buy. Moreover, it can run a wide range of apps. You can also use it for various purposes, such as watching movies, browsing social media, multitasking, playing games, drawing, working, and so on. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for the Average User?

The iPad Air 5 th gen is the best tablet for the average user due to its decent price (only $559) and the fact that it can be used for various tasks. It has a USB-C port and is compatible with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2, making it great for entertainment, productivity, studying, and more. Also, unlike the iPad 10 th Gen, it has a laminated screen.

Which Tablet Is the Best for the Elderly?

The best tablets for seniors will depend on each person’s OS preference. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE is the best if you’re used to Android. It only costs $575. However, if you’re more used to iOS, the iPad 10 th Gen is your ideal option. This one only costs $630. Both are great for watching movies on HD on their 10.9-inch screens, reading, taking photos with their 12MP selfie cameras, making video calls with friends and family members, playing light games, and so on. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Kids?

The OnePlus Pad is one of the best tablets for kids because it has a low $545 price tag and uses Android 13 and OxygenOS 13.1. It offers good value for the money. It has a strong aluminum construction and is compatible with many colorful cases for kids. The OnePlus Folio Case is the most popular option. The gadget has a high refresh rate of 144Hz and uses a MediaTek Dimensity 9000, making it ideal for playing cool games. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Students?

The iPad Air 5 th Gen is the best tablet for students . First of all, it only costs $600, making it more affordable for youngsters on a budget. Secondly, it has a long battery life, lasting up to 10 hours. Also, it’s compatible with the Apple Pencil 2 nd Gen and AirPods Pro. This way, you can easily take notes in class or draw, and listen to music in your free time. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Movies?

If you’re looking for the best tablets for movies , then the iPad Pro 12.9-inch is the best device for you. It has a 12.9-inch screen with a 2048 x 2732 pixels resolution, 1600 nits, and 265 ppi. Besides, its battery can run for up to 10 hours. 

Which Tablet Is the Best for Drawing?

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2022 is the best tablet for drawing. It has a 12.9-inch screen and is compatible with the Apple Pencil. The device has 265 ppi, 1600 nits, a 120Hz refresh rate, and 2048 x 2732-pixel resolution. It also gives you access to Illustrator, Procreate, Photoshop, and other similar apps. 

What are the best operating systems for tablet computers?

Even though there are various tablet operating systems out there, not all of them are great. Thus, the best operating systems for tablet computers are iOS, Android OS, ChromeOS, Amazon Fire OS, Windows OS, Linux OS, and Harmony OS.

What companies make tablets?

The most popular tablet brands are: Apple, Samsung, Google, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Amazo, Huawei, etc.

What are the most sold tablets?

The most sold tablets are Apple iPads, with about 48.5 million devices being shipped in 2023 alone. Samsung’s tablets are the 2 nd most sold tablets, but in 2023, the number of Samsung tablets sold was only around half of those sold by Apple. 

Why buy a tablet?

There are multiple reasons to buy tablets . They are portable and lightweight and can be a great option for gaming, taking photos, and browsing social media while traveling. They can keep your children entertained with games and cartoons and can also be used to take pictures and videos, and make video calls. You can even draw on them and take notes using a stylus. Furthermore, tablets allow you to read books, watch movies, and edit photos and videos. In some cases, you can also control smart devices with them. 

How much do tablets cost?

Tablets range anywhere from $50 to $2000+. You can get a good budget tablet under $100 for basic tasks like web browsing, social media, and movie watching.

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How to request a desktop site in Safari on your iPhone running iOS 13

  • To request a desktop site on the iOS 13 Safari app, you'll need to use a menu hidden in the search bar.
  • Not all webpages will allow you to load a desktop site in Safari.
  • Once you request a desktop site, Safari will automatically default to that setup whenever you load the page.
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Back before mobile phones were all tiny computers, trying to see a website on your phone was difficult, and sometimes even impossible.

Today, that's not an issue. Most people browse the internet via their phones, and as a result, almost every website has two separate versions: a mobile version and a desktop version.

When you open a website on your iPhone , the site knows this, and will automatically show you the mobile site. This is usually convenient — until you find a website that has a bad mobile version.

Maybe it doesn't have all the features that the desktop site does, or is just ugly. Because of this, it's occasionally still necessary to view a desktop site on your phone.

On an iPhone running iOS 13 , you can still request and load the desktop version of any site. Here's how to do it.

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1. On your iPhone running iOS 13, open Safari and head to the website you'd like to see the desktop version of.

2. Wait a few moments for the page to fully load. Once it's loaded, scroll up so that you can see the search bar, and then tap the "Aa" button.

3. From the pop-up menu that appears, select "Request Desktop Site."

Note that while all sites will let you request a desktop site, not all sites will actually give you one — some will just refresh the page but keep displaying the mobile site.

You should also note that when you do this, Safari will remember your preferences, so the next time you go to this site, it will display the desktop version. 

If at any point you want to switch back to the mobile version, just repeat this process — the button in step three will have changed to "Request Mobile Site" instead.

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iOS 17: How to Use Desktop View on iPhone – A Step-by-Step Guide

Switching to desktop view on your iPhone is easy with iOS 17. Simply open Safari, navigate to your desired website, tap the “AA” icon in the address bar, and choose “Request Desktop Site.” This will reload the page in its desktop version, giving you access to features and content sometimes limited on mobile sites.

When you complete the action, the website you’re browsing will reload and display the desktop version of the site, which often provides a more comprehensive view and additional features compared to the mobile version.

You can also watch this video about how to use desktop view on iPhone for more on this topic.

Introduction

Ever found yourself squinting at your iPhone’s screen trying to tap that tiny link or button on a website? Yeah, it’s not fun. But here’s the good news: With the release of iOS 17, you now have the power to turn that cramped mobile view into a full-fledged desktop experience. That’s right, the same layout you’d see on your computer, right on your iPhone. Why is this important, you ask?

Well, some websites hide features or content from their mobile versions, or maybe the desktop version is just easier to navigate. Plus, with more of us using our phones as our primary internet devices, having access to desktop sites is a must. This isn’t just for tech geeks, either; it’s for anyone who wants the full internet experience on the go. So, let’s dive in and learn how to unleash the desktop power within your iPhone.

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Use Desktop View on iPhone

The following steps will guide you through how to request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone using Safari.

Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone

Open the Safari app on your iPhone. This is Apple’s default web browser, where you’ll be able to access the desktop view feature.

When you open Safari, ensure that you’re on the latest version of iOS to access this feature. If it’s not working, check for any available updates.

Step 2: Navigate to a website

Type in the website’s address in the address bar or access it from your bookmarks.

Remember to visit a site that has distinct desktop and mobile versions. Some sites automatically adjust to screen size and may not have a separate desktop version.

Step 3: Tap the “AA” icon in the address bar

Once the website loads, look for the “AA” icon on the left side of the address bar at the top of your screen.

The “AA” icon is a quick access button to several Safari settings, including the option to switch to desktop view.

Step 4: Choose “Request Desktop Site”

After tapping the “AA” icon, a menu will appear. From this menu, select “Request Desktop Site.”

The website should immediately reload and display the desktop version. If it doesn’t change, try refreshing the page or making sure that the site you’re visiting offers a desktop version.

Additional Information

While the desktop view on your iPhone is a great feature, there are a few extra things you should know. First, once you’ve requested the desktop site, Safari will remember your preference for that website and automatically load the desktop version in future visits—pretty handy, right? But if you ever want to go back to the mobile site, just follow the same steps and choose “Request Mobile Site” instead.

Also, keep in mind that not all websites will look perfect in desktop view on your iPhone. Sometimes elements might overlap or be off-screen, but you can usually pinch to zoom and navigate around those issues. And remember, if you’re using desktop view on cellular data, keep an eye on your usage to avoid unexpected charges if your plan has limits. Happy browsing!

  • Open Safari on your iPhone.
  • Navigate to a website.
  • Tap the “AA” icon in the address bar.
  • Choose “Request Desktop Site.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Will desktop view work for all websites.

Most websites with distinct desktop versions will load in desktop view when you request it, but some sites are designed to automatically adjust to your screen size and may not have a separate desktop version.

Can I set Safari to always open sites in desktop view?

Safari will remember your preference for individual websites, but there is no global setting to open all sites in desktop view by default.

What if a website doesn’t look right in desktop view?

You can always switch back to the mobile version or try zooming and scrolling to navigate around any display issues.

Does using desktop view consume more data than mobile view?

Yes, desktop sites often have more content and larger files, which can result in higher data usage compared to mobile-optimized sites.

Will my browsing history be different when using desktop view?

No, your browsing history will remain the same regardless of whether you use desktop or mobile view.

There you have it—the convenience of a desktop right in your pocket. With iOS 17’s desktop view feature on your iPhone, you’re no longer confined to pared-down mobile sites. You now have the power to explore the web in all its full-sized glory, with all the features and content you’d typically enjoy on a larger screen.

Whether you’re researching, shopping, or just browsing, desktop view can make your online experience that much better. So next time you find yourself on a mobile site that’s just not cutting it, remember these simple steps and make the switch to desktop view. Your eyes (and fingers) will thank you. Keep exploring, stay curious, and enjoy the vast world of the internet, just as it was intended.

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How to Force Safari to Load Desktop Sites on iPhone & iPad

Mobile websites are great, but they are very limited when it comes to how much content can be displayed on the small screen. Apple’s iPhones have gotten bigger in size over the years and thanks to HTML5, viewing desktop sites on your phone isn’t nearly as bad as you think. Plus sometimes you may need to use the full desktop version of a site, so you may come into a situation where forcing Safari to load the desktop site onto iPhone is necessary.

By default, when you visit a website using Safari or any web browser on an iPhone, you’re shown the mobile version of the site. Although it’s pretty easy to request the desktop site manually from the address bar, some people may want to access desktop websites at all times. No one would be okay with having to request the desktop version every time they visit a new website. It’s honestly far from convenient. If you’re one of those iOS users who’re frustrated by this, you’ve come to the right place, so let’s cover how to force Safari to load desktop sites on iPhone and iPad.

Safari is fully capable of always loading desktop versions of websites, as long as you set it up properly. Just follow the steps below to get started.

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There you go. Now you’ve learned how to force Safari to always load desktop websites on your iPhone and iPad.

Keep in mind that Safari can only display the desktop version of the website whenever available. For example, when you try to visit the official Apple website, you’ll be shown the mobile version instead of the full desktop site.

If your iPad is running iPadOS 13 or later, you don’t have to follow this procedure. This is because iPadOS 13 brings desktop-class Safari to the iPad, and defaults to loading the desktop sites on iPad. However, this method is still applicable to iPads running older versions of iOS.

More often than not, mobile websites may still perform better on your iPhone as they’re more optimized for mobile devices. Therefore, if you ever change your mind, you can follow these steps to disable desktop websites on your iOS device.

Do you use third-party web browsers like Chrome on your iOS device? Unfortunately, there’s not currently a similar feature that allows you to always load desktop versions of websites for those web browsers, but it may be coming soon to them too. Instead, you’ll have to request the desktop site manually for the time being.

We hope you were able to permanently access desktop websites while browsing with Safari. What are your overall thoughts on this feature? Is this something that you’ll be using in the long run? Do share your valuable opinions and experiences in the comments section down below.

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You still may get a site’s web page that has been altered for the small screen of the phone. If you want the page as displayed on a PC, a substitute browser like Zoomable (which also has a permanent ‘desktop’ setting) has a screen-size slider; when set to the appropriate size (up to about 3/4 of full size on some sites), the full regular desktop site is displayed. You can then pinch-zoom to view the page in detail.

This no longer works on the NYT website.

Please tell me a new way; can’t believe even the NYT is caught in today’s “feed” trap, not allowing me to choose what to read.

To tell the truth, so many times I was in the situation where it was necessary for me to load the desktop site onto an iPhone. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do it properly because I wasn’t able to cope with my safari settings and the description in a lot of sites was really intricate. Now it is like a relief that I stumbled across your article and have finally understood how this system works and how much it is a simple process. From my point of view, it is really convenient to have permanent access to websites on the desktop while browsing using Safari because you don’t need to face such a huddle like a request for the desktop version every time you visit a new website. I think that your guide will be useful for any holder of an IPhone because it can make their work with sites and with the use of Safari much easier, helping them to get rid of unnecessary hassle.

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How to access the desktop version of a website in Safari on iPhone

This tutorial shows you the quick steps to visit the desktop version of a website in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and switch back to mobile view if needed.

Mobile and desktop versions of a website in Safari on iPhone

Don’t you hate it when visiting a website in Safari on your phone takes you to a crippled mobile version rather than the full desktop experience? Thankfully, iOS has made it a cinch to skip those skimpy mobile websites and go straight to their full desktop versions if needed.

Before you begin: It’s important to note that requesting a desktop website doesn’t always work as intended on each and every website. For instance, some websites might switch you to their enhanced mobile edition rather than to the full desktop version. You must know that web developers have the tools at their disposal to override your preference, and I’ve seen a fair share of websites that pop right back into mobile mode.

How to view the desktop version of a site in Safari

  • Open Safari and visit any website that has both a mobile and a desktop version.
  • Once the site loads, tap on the A A symbol located at the leftmost side of Safari’s URL box.
  • A menu will pop up with an option to see a desktop version of the website in its full glory. Choose Request Desktop Website to load up a desktop version of the original.
  • You can go back to the mobile site anytime using the same action and selecting Request Mobile Website .

Request Desktop Website in Safari on iPhone

Safari on iPad running iPadOS (or iPadOS 13) and later automatically takes you to the desktop version of a website . You do not have to do anything else.

However, if you want to access the mobile version of a website on your iPad, all you need to do is tap A A in the Safari URL bar and select Request Mobile Website .

Request Mobile Website in Safari on iPad

How to always request the desktop site in Safari

Maybe you’d like to request the desktop website every time you visit a site in Safari on iOS. If yes, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings and select Safari .
  • Tap Request Desktop Website .
  • Enable the toggle for All Websites under Request Desktop Website .

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Viewing a Website in Desktop Size on iPad Mini 6

I was using a regular iPad 9 until recently, and I was able to see website pages in Safari in a full desktop size. I very enjoyed it since the desktop views are usually more detailed and has more functionality.

anyhow, on my new iPad Mini 6, I’m not able to view the full sized pages in safari, for some reason. I tried websites like, Facebook and Gmail, and it’s coming up like a mobile view, and not like a desktop view.

Does anyone know how to help me?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted on Nov 6, 2021 9:12 PM

First, thank you for your reply!

Second, this is not solving the problem, unfortunately :(

I tried turning on Request Desktop on both iPad 9 and iPad Mini 6, and only on regular iPad, Facebook came up in a desktop view.

The reason I want to use such apps in safari and not on their app is that on safari the functions are much richer than on the apps.

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Make sure that you have "Request Desktop Website" turned on in Settings. Go to Settings > Safari > Request Desktop Website, and make sure that "All Websites" is turned on.

You can also use apps for many of these websites for an even better experience, like Facebook and Gmail.

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How To Use Desktop Mode On Safari

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Introduction

Safari, the default web browser for Apple devices, offers a seamless and intuitive browsing experience. One of its notable features is the Desktop Mode, which allows users to view websites as they would appear on a desktop computer. This feature comes in handy when you want to access the full functionality of a website, especially when using a larger screen such as an iPad or Mac.

Enabling Desktop Mode on Safari is a straightforward process that can significantly enhance your browsing experience. Whether you're working on a project, conducting research, or simply prefer the layout of a desktop website, Desktop Mode provides a versatile solution.

In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of using Desktop Mode on Safari, exploring the steps to enable it, navigating within this mode, and customizing settings to suit your preferences. By the end of this guide, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to leverage Desktop Mode to optimize your browsing experience on Safari.

Let's embark on this journey to uncover the functionalities and benefits of Safari's Desktop Mode, empowering you to harness the full potential of this feature for a seamless and efficient browsing experience.

Enabling Desktop Mode on Safari

Enabling Desktop Mode on Safari is a simple yet powerful way to access the full desktop version of websites, providing a more comprehensive browsing experience. Whether you are using an iPad or a Mac, activating Desktop Mode allows you to view websites as they would appear on a desktop computer, complete with all the functionalities and layout elements.

To enable Desktop Mode on Safari , follow these straightforward steps:

Open Safari : Launch the Safari browser on your device.

Navigate to a Website : Enter the URL of the website you want to view in Desktop Mode. This could be a news website, online shopping platform, or any site where you prefer the desktop layout.

Access the Share Menu : Tap the "Share" icon located at the top or bottom of the screen, depending on your device's orientation. This icon typically resembles a box with an arrow pointing upward.

Select "Request Desktop Site" : In the Share menu, scroll through the options and locate "Request Desktop Site." Tap on this option to activate Desktop Mode for the current website.

Confirmation : Once selected, Safari will reload the website, presenting it in the desktop layout. You will now have access to the complete desktop version of the site, including features and functionalities that may not be available in the mobile view.

By following these steps, you can seamlessly transition to Desktop Mode on Safari, unlocking the full potential of websites and enjoying a more comprehensive browsing experience.

Enabling Desktop Mode on Safari is a valuable feature that empowers users to access the complete functionality of websites, especially when using larger screens such as iPads or Macs. This mode not only enhances the visual experience but also ensures that you can utilize all the features available on the desktop version of a website.

With Desktop Mode enabled, you can interact with websites more effectively, access advanced features, and enjoy a browsing experience that closely mirrors the desktop environment. Whether you are conducting research, working on projects, or simply prefer the layout of a desktop website, Desktop Mode on Safari offers a versatile solution for optimizing your browsing experience.

Navigating in Desktop Mode

Once you have successfully enabled Desktop Mode on Safari, navigating through websites becomes a seamless and immersive experience. In Desktop Mode, you gain access to the complete desktop version of websites, allowing you to interact with the content and features as you would on a desktop computer. Whether you are exploring news articles, conducting online research, or engaging with multimedia content, navigating in Desktop Mode offers a range of functionalities to enhance your browsing experience.

Enhanced User Interface

In Desktop Mode, the user interface of websites is optimized for larger screens, providing a more expansive layout that accommodates additional content and features. This enhanced interface allows for improved navigation, making it easier to locate specific sections of a website, access menus, and interact with multimedia elements. The larger screen real estate facilitates a more comprehensive view of the website, enabling you to engage with the content in a more immersive manner.

Seamless Multitasking

With the desktop layout at your disposal, multitasking becomes more efficient and intuitive. You can open multiple tabs and windows, switch between different web applications, and seamlessly transition between tasks. This flexibility is particularly beneficial when conducting research, as you can compare information from various sources and manage multiple resources simultaneously, all within the expansive Desktop Mode interface.

Access to Advanced Features

Desktop Mode grants access to advanced features and functionalities that may not be available in the mobile view of websites. This includes comprehensive editing tools, advanced search options, and interactive elements that are optimized for desktop usage. By leveraging these advanced features, you can enhance your productivity, creativity, and overall browsing experience, making Desktop Mode an invaluable tool for users seeking a more robust web interaction.

Optimized Multimedia Experience

When engaging with multimedia content, such as videos, interactive graphics, or image galleries, Desktop Mode provides an optimized viewing experience. The larger screen size and enhanced interface allow for a more immersive multimedia experience, enabling you to enjoy high-quality visuals and interactive elements with greater clarity and detail. Whether you are streaming videos, exploring virtual tours, or engaging with interactive content, Desktop Mode elevates the multimedia experience to new heights.

Seamless Interaction with Web Applications

In Desktop Mode, interacting with web applications and online tools becomes more seamless and intuitive. Whether you are accessing productivity suites, collaborative platforms, or web-based tools, the desktop layout enhances the functionality and usability of these applications. This enables you to work more efficiently, collaborate with colleagues, and leverage the full potential of web-based tools, all within the expansive and feature-rich environment of Desktop Mode.

Navigating in Desktop Mode on Safari opens up a world of possibilities, empowering users to engage with websites, multimedia content, and web applications in a more comprehensive and immersive manner. By leveraging the enhanced user interface, seamless multitasking capabilities, access to advanced features, and optimized multimedia experience, Desktop Mode enhances the overall browsing experience, making it an indispensable feature for users seeking a versatile and powerful web interaction platform.

Customizing Desktop Mode Settings

Customizing Desktop Mode settings in Safari allows users to tailor their browsing experience to suit their preferences and optimize their interaction with websites in the desktop layout. Safari offers a range of customization options that empower users to personalize their browsing environment, enhance accessibility, and streamline their workflow within Desktop Mode.

Font and Text Size Customization

One of the key customization options in Desktop Mode is the ability to adjust font styles and text sizes to improve readability and visual comfort. Safari allows users to modify the default font settings and adjust the text size according to their preferences. This feature is particularly beneficial for users who require larger text for improved legibility or prefer specific font styles for a more personalized browsing experience.

Content Blockers and Privacy Settings

Safari's Desktop Mode provides access to content blockers and privacy settings, allowing users to manage website permissions, block intrusive content, and enhance their online privacy. By customizing content blockers, users can control the display of ads, pop-ups, and other distracting elements, creating a more focused and streamlined browsing environment. Additionally, privacy settings enable users to manage website tracking, cookies, and other privacy-related features, empowering them to maintain a secure and private browsing experience.

Reader View Customization

Safari's Reader View feature, available in Desktop Mode, offers customization options that enhance the readability of articles and long-form content. Users can customize the appearance of Reader View by adjusting the background color, text size, and font style, creating a personalized reading environment that aligns with their preferences. This customization feature ensures a comfortable and immersive reading experience, making it easier to consume textual content without distractions.

Tab Management and Organization

Customizing tab management and organization in Desktop Mode allows users to streamline their workflow and efficiently navigate between multiple open tabs. Safari offers options to customize tab behavior, group related tabs, and organize them according to specific categories or projects. This feature enhances productivity and multitasking, enabling users to manage their browsing sessions with greater efficiency and clarity.

Accessibility Customization

Safari's Desktop Mode includes accessibility customization options that cater to users with diverse needs. From adjusting contrast and color settings to enabling screen reader support, Safari empowers users to customize their browsing experience to accommodate visual, auditory, and motor impairments. This inclusive approach ensures that all users can access and interact with web content in a manner that suits their individual requirements.

By customizing Desktop Mode settings in Safari, users can create a personalized and optimized browsing environment that aligns with their preferences, enhances productivity, and promotes a more enjoyable web interaction experience. These customization options empower users to tailor their browsing environment, improve accessibility, and streamline their workflow within Desktop Mode, making Safari a versatile and user-centric web browser for a diverse range of users.

In conclusion, Safari's Desktop Mode offers a powerful and versatile solution for users seeking a comprehensive and immersive browsing experience. By enabling Desktop Mode, users can access the complete desktop version of websites, unlocking advanced features, enhanced user interface, and seamless multitasking capabilities. Navigating in Desktop Mode provides a seamless and immersive experience, empowering users to engage with websites, multimedia content, and web applications in a more comprehensive manner. Additionally, customizing Desktop Mode settings allows users to tailor their browsing environment, enhance accessibility, and streamline their workflow within the desktop layout.

Safari's commitment to user-centric design is evident in the range of customization options available in Desktop Mode, catering to diverse user preferences and accessibility needs. From font and text size customization to content blockers, privacy settings, and tab management, Safari empowers users to personalize their browsing experience, ensuring optimal comfort, security, and productivity. The inclusive approach to accessibility customization further reinforces Safari's dedication to providing a seamless and accessible web interaction platform for all users.

As technology continues to evolve, the ability to seamlessly transition between mobile and desktop browsing environments becomes increasingly essential. Safari's Desktop Mode not only meets this demand but also exceeds expectations by delivering a feature-rich and intuitive desktop browsing experience on Apple devices. Whether you are conducting research, engaging with multimedia content, or collaborating on web-based tools, Desktop Mode on Safari elevates the browsing experience to new heights, offering a versatile and powerful platform for users to explore, create, and connect.

In essence, Safari's Desktop Mode is a testament to the browser's commitment to innovation, user experience, and accessibility. By enabling users to access the full functionality of websites, customize their browsing environment, and navigate seamlessly in the desktop layout, Safari sets a new standard for web browsing on Apple devices. Whether you are a professional seeking a robust web interaction platform or an individual looking to optimize your browsing experience, Safari's Desktop Mode is a valuable feature that empowers users to explore the web with unparalleled flexibility and functionality.

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  1. How to Request Desktop Site on Safari on iPhone and iPad

    Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone. Step 2: Scroll to Safari. Step 3: Find the Settings for websites menu and select Request Desktop Website. Step 4: Enable the toggle for all websites from ...

  2. How to request desktop versions of websites in Safari in iOS 15 and

    Open Safari. Go to the website you want to load. Tap the aA icon. Tap Request Desktop Site. To revert the changes, follow the steps above, but tap Request Mobile Site. Of course, if you know that ...

  3. How to View a Desktop Site on Mobile Safari

    Like many iOS features, especially ones for Safari, the Request Desktop Site feature is hidden. With iOS 13, Apple has changed the placement of this option, which makes it a bit easier to find. As iPadOS 13 automatically loads desktop websites, iPad users won't need to look for this feature after updating.

  4. How to Request Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone or iPad

    How to Set Specific Site to Always Open in Desktop Mode in Safari. Open Safari on your iPhone, and load the website you wish to always view in desktop mode. Tap on AA from the top left. Tap on Website Settings. Finally, turn on Request Desktop Website and tap on Done. From now onwards, this website will always open in a desktop view.

  5. How To Request Desktop Websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad

    Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad. Navigate to the website that you want to view. Tap the aA icon in the address bar. Select Website Settings. Toggle Request Desktop Website to the On position. Tap Done. It's important to note that if you are using the desktop version of a website on your iPhone, you may come across some issues.

  6. How to force your iPhone or iPad to load the desktop version of a

    When viewing a webpage in Safari, long-press on the Refresh button. A small prompt will show up just below the button, giving you the option to Request Desktop Site. Tap on the drop-down, which ...

  7. How to Request a Desktop Website in Safari for iOS

    Navigate to a website that you'd like to view the desktop version of. Tap the " aA " icon in the top-left corner of the screen to reveal the Website View menu. Select Request Desktop Website from ...

  8. How to View the Desktop Version of a Website on Your iPhone and iPad

    To request a desktop site on your iPhone and iPad, simply follow these steps. Launch Safari on your iOS device and navigate to the website in question. Long press the Reload button in the far ...

  9. How to Switch to the Desktop Versions of Your Favorite Mobile Sites

    Requesting the desktop version of a site isn't hard. On the iPhone and iPad's Safari browser you need to tap the " aA " icon in the bottom-right corner, then click Request Desktop Website. This ...

  10. How to View Desktop Sites on iPhone and Android

    How to Request Desktop Site on iPhone On the iPhone and iPad, tap the "Aa" icon in the Safari URL bar and select "Request Desktop Website" from the menu. It's really that simple. If you have a device running iOS 12 or older, for some reason, viewing a desktop site in Safari is a bit different. The same thing applies to most browsers on the ...

  11. How to request the desktop version of a website for your iPhone or iPad

    Visit the affected site in Safari. Tap and hold the Refresh button in the URL bar. Tap Request Desktop Site. The website will then reload as its desktop version. This will last as long as you have that tab open for that website; close the tab, or enter in a new web address in that tab, and you'll revert to the mobile version if you return.

  12. How to Request Desktop Site on Safari on iPhone and iPad

    Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad. Step 2: Go to the website that you want to view in desktop mode. It will automatically display the mobile version by default. Step 3: Tap on the AA icon on the left side of the browser address bar. This icon is located to the left of the refresh icon. Step 4: From the dropdown menu, select "Request ...

  13. Browse the web using Safari on iPad

    Add Safari back to your Home Screen. If you don't see Safari on your Home Screen, you can find it in App Library and add it back. On the Home Screen, swipe left until you see the App Library. Enter "Safari" in the search field. Press and hold , then tap Add to Home Screen. In Safari on iPad, view websites, preview website links, translate ...

  14. How to Request Desktop Versions of Mobile Websites in Safari on iPhone

    Open the web page in Safari for iOS that you wish to request the desktop site version of. Tap on the URL bar at the very top of the screen, this a tap reveals the navigation buttons in Safari for iOS and sharing button. Tap the sharing button, it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it. Swipe over on the various action icons until you ...

  15. How to request desktop site on iPhone

    1. Launch Safari and navigate to your desired website. When it's fully loaded, give the 'Refresh' button a long tap and hold. 2. Choose "Request Desktop Site" from the pop-up menu that appears at the bottom of the screen. By following the steps above, you can easily view the desktop version of any website.

  16. How To Enabled Desktop Mode On Your iPad

    Open Safari on your iPad and navigate to the website you want to view in desktop mode. Tap on the 'aA' icon located in the top-left corner of the address bar. In the menu that appears, select 'Request Desktop Site.'. The website will reload and display the desktop version. To switch back to the mobile version, simply repeat the steps ...

  17. How to Request a Desktop Site on iOS 13 Safari App

    1. On your iPhone running iOS 13, open Safari and head to the website you'd like to see the desktop version of. 2. Wait a few moments for the page to fully load. Once it's loaded, scroll up so ...

  18. iOS 17: How to Use Desktop View on iPhone

    Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone. Open the Safari app on your iPhone. This is Apple's default web browser, where you'll be able to access the desktop view feature. When you open Safari, ensure that you're on the latest version of iOS to access this feature. If it's not working, check for any available updates.

  19. How to Force Safari to Load Desktop Sites on iPhone

    Head over to "Settings" from the home screen of your iPhone or iPad. In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on "Safari". This will take you to Safari preferences. Here, scroll down and choose "Request Desktop Website" located under the Settings for Websites category, as shown below. Here, use the toggle to request desktop version ...

  20. How to view the desktop version of a site in Safari

    If yes, follow these steps: Open Settings and select Safari. Tap Request Desktop Website. Enable the toggle for All Websites under Request Desktop Website. Other Safari tips: Here is how to view the desktop version of a website in Safari on iPhone or iPad. This is convenient if a web page doesn't load correctly.

  21. Viewing a Website in Desktop Size on iPad…

    Make sure that you have "Request Desktop Website" turned on in Settings. Go to Settings > Safari > Request Desktop Website, and make sure that "All Websites" is turned on. You can also use apps for many of these websites for an even better experience, like Facebook and Gmail. Customize your Safari settings on iPad - Apple Support.

  22. Is there a way to force Safari on my iPad to always display desktop sites?

    1. There is no way to force Safari to do this, There are browsers on the app store which work around the mobile site to teh non mobile site. One such browser is Atomic ($0.99 or free) Hope that helps. Share. Improve this answer. answered Jan 19, 2012 at 9:17. Graeme Hutchison.

  23. How To Use Desktop Mode On Safari

    To enable Desktop Mode on Safari, follow these straightforward steps: Open Safari: Launch the Safari browser on your device. Navigate to a Website: Enter the URL of the website you want to view in Desktop Mode. This could be a news website, online shopping platform, or any site where you prefer the desktop layout.