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How to force YouTube desktop in Safari for iPhone and iPad

In this guide you can find out how to force the YouTube desktop version in Safari for iPhone and iPad. In case you want to use the desktop version of Youtube in Safari for iPhone and iPad, to have on mobile devices the full features of the most popular streaming video service, we have prepared a step by step guide to force the desktop version of YouTube in Safari on iPhone and iPad. All you have to do is follow this guide and you will have all the features and capabilities of Youtube for desktop on your iOS device.

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How to force the desktop version of YouTube in Safari for iPhone and iPad

  • Before moving on to the guide, you need to enable JavaScript in your browser settings. You open Settings> Safari> Advanced> JavaScript> Yes.
  • Open the Safari application on your iPhone or iPad and type ""And click on"Go". When you are asked to open the page in "Youtube", click on "You open". This will proceed directly to the desktop version of Youtube.

YouTube desktop in Safari 2If you don't want to use the previous method, you can use a second method, follow the procedure below:

  1. Open Safari and type "", click on"Go".
  2. You will see the mobile version of YouTube, click on the menu and scroll down.
  3. All you need to do is click "Desktop". Here is the active YouTube video version.

For devices with iOS 9 and above:

  1. Normally open Youtube in Safari on iPhone and iPad.
  2. An icon with three menu dots appears at the top right of the screen. Click on the three dots and a pop-up will appear in the center of the screen, select "Desktop".

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For devices with iOS 8:

  1. Normally open Youtube in Safari on iPhone and iPad.
  2. Now tap the URL to highlight and bring up the bookmark menu.
  3. Swipe down and you will see the option "Desktop".
  4. Click on it and all done.

Is it normal to ask why using this procedure to force the desktop YouTube version in Safari on iOS mobile devices when we have downloaded a convenient application? Well, not the same thing, the desktop version is much more complete, you can have functions that are not in the app available. As you know, mobile apps are generally an excerpt of desktop versions, and this is also the case with YouTube.