Apple’s iOS devices display the mobile version of Twitter by default. It also does this with Facebook. The mobile website for Twitter pops up whenever you browse from the Safari browser. However, to access the full Twitter desktop site, you can try the following.
Access Twitter Full Site on Safari
The short answer is that this is not possible. You cannot get the Twitter desktop link while using the Safari browser. There used to be an option on Twitter’s site to switch to a desktop version of the site. However, Twitter has since removed it. So, for now, do not attempt to access Twitter’s desktop site from Safari. Although, you can modify the User-Agent String to do so. Instead, download the Chrome browser to gain access to the desktop version of Twitter on the iPhone or iPad.
Use Chrome To Open Twitter Full Site on iOS
- Firstly, download and install Google Chrome for iOS.
- Then, launch the browser.
- Click or tap the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner, then choose “New Incognito Tab.”
- In the Incognito Chrome tab, visit any other website other than Twitter.
- Select the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner, then choose “Request Desktop Site.”
- Now visit Twitter.com in the Incognito tab. The desktop version of Twitter should display.
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How To Change User Agent
This trick allows users to modify the User Agent of the Safari web browser on the Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch without having to jailbreak the device. You might also like, Download Torrents on iOS (iPhone, iPad). By doing this, users always access the Twitter desktop site instead of the mobile version.
- Firstly, connect and sync your iOS device with iTunes on your computer.
- Then, download and install iBackupBot on your computer. The free version will work for our purposes.
- Disable automatic syncing in iTunes by going to “Edit” > “Preferences” > “Devices” and check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.“
- Close iTunes and launch “iBackupBot.“
- Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable. iBackupBot should detect the device.
- Select the latest backup you have on the left side.
- Expand “User App Files” > “com.apple.mobilesafari” > “Library” > “Preferences“.
- Open the “com.apple.mobilesafari.plist” file. Click “Cancel” on the dialog that appears afterward.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the file and insert this line right above the line that says </dict><key>UserAgent</key><string>Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.115 Safari/535.11</string>Replace the text between the <string> tags with whatever UAString you like. Be sure to click the Save disc icon, then close the file.
- Lastly, check the box next to “Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobilesafari.plist“, then click the “Restore” button.
The device will go through the restore process. Once finished it should have successfully changed the user agent in Safari. Open Safari, and you will be able to view the full desktop versions of web pages. You can also visit WhatIsMyUserAgent to check the changes.