I selected Request Desktop Site on a web page and now I want to go back to the mobile version. How?

I Google’d and got 20 results explaining how to get the Desktop version, but none how to go back.

Using Safari on iPad.

  • Try clearing your cache because the website is remembering the setting from a cookie. You can also go incognito mode to test this theory.
    – Allan
    Feb 19, 2019 at 17:55
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    some sites you can just add m. before the name
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 19, 2019 at 17:57

3 Answers 3


This can be done by closing the tab, opening a new one and opening the site again there.


This can be done by clearing the sites Web Data.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Safari
  3. Advanced
  4. Website Data
  5. Tap on edit
  6. Find the website which you want to switch to mobile version. Then, tap on the red button to the left of it and hit Delete.
  7. Click Done at the top to confirm

The website should now be mobile!

Or you can close the tab and open a new one.

  • Can you add an example for a site which works with the m trick?
    – nohillside
    Feb 20, 2019 at 18:28
  • The m “trick” is less and less useful with each passing day. If there are websites that dont use Responsive Design, they are obsolete - like 5 years out of date. Having a different site depending on whether your users have a mobile or desktop device is inefficient and backward.
    – Allan
    Feb 20, 2019 at 20:39

I know m.linkedin.com works for substituting the ‘m’ prefix...

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