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On many forum web sites, if you go to the site on an iPhone/iPod/iPad it prompts to install an app for the site. But 90% of the time when I visit a forum site, it's because I'm following a search result; I never ever want to install the app. Is there some setting in iOS that disables this kind of prompt?

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These sites are using JavaScript to detect Mobile Safari's user agent and displaying an alert.

You can disable JavaScript in Safari's settings but it's probably not worth the lost functionality.

  • On the plus side, there's probably some web proxy software that lets you change the user agent on a site-by-site basis. If your Wi-Fi network has a computer on it that's always on, you could set it up there and then just put the proxy in your Wi-Fi settings on the i-device. – rakslice May 28 '11 at 19:39
  • I'm assuming the user agent would be detected on the server side. – rakslice May 28 '11 at 19:42
  • You might be able to do something like that with Glimmerblocker. – Graham May 28 '11 at 19:45
  • on a jailbroken iPhone, you can download User Agent Faker and change the user agent to another browser – user6124 May 29 '11 at 1:45

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