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Load and View Desktop Site Layout in Edge app on iPhone & iPad

Modern websites are designed to adapt to different screen resolutions and resize accordingly, which is known as responsive design.

However, few websites are still using old technology and work only on higher screen sizes like desktops. To tackle this issue, the Edge browser has a built-in feature that allows switching to a desktop site view.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Enable the View Desktop Site option

The option to turn the desktop site is available under the options menu. You can choose the ‘View Desktop Site’ to enable it.

  1. Launch the Edge app on your iPhone.
  2. Open the site address which you want to view in the desktop view.
  3. Tap the More horizontal 3-bar icon for the options list and select the View Desktop Site option.
    view desktop site in Edge browser iOS

The page will immediately reload and display in the desktop variant.

Return to Mobile Site Layout

If you wish to switch back to mobile view, then you can use the same option to turn off the desktop site view.

  1. Launch the Edge app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the More button and select the View Mobile Site option.
    switch to mobile site view in Edge browser iOS

It shall revert the desktop layout to a normal mobile site.

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Note: If you close the browser tab while the page is in desktop view, it will appear in mobile site view on revisiting the page.

Bottom Line

If the website is not loading properly on your phone in mobile layout, then switching to desktop view can help you. As mentioned, most of the websites have responsive design which can help in easily switching the design based on screen resolution.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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