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View Desktop Site layout in Chrome on iPhone & iPad

Want to view a desktop site in Google Chrome? Learn how to access the desktop version of websites on your iPhone or iPad.

Some sites are developed explicitly for desktop screens; hence, several options, tables, design elements, etc., are hidden if they are browsed on a small screen. But if you want to access all the features and options on a mobile phone, you can enable the desktop site layout.

To open the desktop layout in the Chrome app, you can select ‘Request Desktop Site’ from the menu options to switch.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to enable and view the desktop site layout in the Google Chrome app.

On this page, you can find and jump to:

Request the Desktop Site View option

The font size and media elements might look smaller since we are visiting a desktop site on a mobile phone; the experience will be mostly like that we view on a computer screen. Here are the steps to view the desktop site:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iOS/iPadOS.
  2. Open the website to view the Desktop layout.
  3. Tap on More horizontal 3-dots icon for the menu list and select the Request Desktop Site option.
    Chrome iOS Request Desktop SiteThe website will reload, and you will see the desktop view of the website. 

To switch back, you can choose the Request Mobile Site option at the same place under the menu list.

Chrome iOS Request Mobile Site
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Note: You can pinch-zoom in to magnify the screen if you don’t see texts or tables on your smartphone screen.

Bottom Line

If you want to experience desktop sites on your iPhone, then Chrome browser lets you do that. With the ‘Request Desktop Site’ feature, you can easily switch to a desktop layout on the phone screen.

Similarly, you can enable the mobile site view in Chrome browser on a computer with the help of developer tools.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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