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How to view the desktop version of an AMP site in Safari

How to use browser tabs in Safari on iPhone and iPad
How to use browser tabs in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Many websites (iMore included) have turned to Google AMP for displaying certain mobile pages. There are a number of reasons for this: It's often a faster (and ad-light!) way to display articles when you're browsing on your phone, and Google prioritizes AMP-based pages in mobile search. But just because it's sometimes convenient for publishers and viewers doesn't mean it's always the best way to view a website.

If you want to switch from an AMP-based page on your iPhone to the full website, here's how to go about it.

How to switch from Google AMP to the desktop version of a website

  1. Click on a Google AMP page in Safari.
  2. Tap the Share button in the bottom center of the screen.
  3. Swipe left along the bottom row until you see the Request Desktop Site button, and select it.

  1. The website will reload as its desktop version.

Questions?

Let us know in the comments.

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

7 Comments
  • You can also long press the refresh icon in the address bar at the top of the browser to select this option as well. Thanks for posting helpful articles, iMore!
  • Thank heavens! The AMP pages are just a PITA, and google to allow them through if you opened them in a new window. I wonder if they updated something, I was pretty sure that I tried the desktop page request and got shafted with the same AMP page, either way this works for now!
  • What does Google-AMP stand for?
  • Accelerated Mobile Page(s)
  • The mobile version of iMore stopped working for me a few weeks ago. The only way I'm able to post this is by forcing the desktop version. Other mobile nations websites work fine. "Resolving failed. Error code 22." Deleted cache. Still broke.
  • The error message page has a link: https://www.incapsula.com/why-am-i-seeing-this-page.html?src=23&utm_sour... Only happens on with the mobile version of iMore. Doesn't matter if I'm on my Mac or iPad or iPhone, provided I'm specifically visiting the mobile version of iMore.
  • The links stink for sharing too. Take Google.com/URL to everything