How to Request Desktop Site By Default in the Edge iPhone App

Many of the websites that you visit during a typical browsing session will have both a mobile and desktop version of their website. This site does, and you may notice that some things change if you view it on a desktop computer or your phone. However, the differences are minimal, and no functionality is lost.

But some websites are more complex than this one, and you may find that the mobile version of the site leaves out some of the tools that you need. Fortunately some mobile browsers, such as Microsoft’s Edge, give you the ability to request the desktop version of a site instead. Our tutorial below will show you how to request the desktop site by default in Edge on an iPhone

Request Desktop Site By Default in the Edge iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1. Note that even though you are requesting the desktop site, it’s still possible that the site’s server will display the mobile version of the site instead. Many sites choose which version to display based on the size of your screen rather than any other information your browser might be passing.

Step 1: Open the Edge browser.

open the edge iphone browser

Step 2: Tap the three dot icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

open the edge iphone settings

Step 3: Choose the Settings option.

tap the settings button

Step 4: Select the Advanced Settings option.

edge iphone advanced settings

Step 5: Touch the Site display settings button.

edge site display settings

Step 6: Tap the View desktop site item.

how to request desktop site by default in edge

Were you visiting a site in the Edge browser and you want to go back to it? Find out how to view your Edge history so that you can view the pages that you have been on in previous browsing sessions.

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