Simple Way to Access Facebook Full Site on iPhone X, 8 and 7

By default, any smartphone or tablet will display the mobile version of the Facebook website when you try to access it. If you are browsing the Facebook website with a web browser from your Android or iPhone, it is going to display the mobile version which is having different look than the traditional desktop site. That doesn’t mean you can’t access its full desktop version on the smartphone. Here is the simple way to access the Facebook full site on your iPhone, it can be iPhone X, 8, 7 or older versions.

This method is applicable for iPad, iPad mini, and Pro too. Since you will be automatically redirected to the mobile version from these devices, follow the below steps.

How to Access Facebook Full Site (Desktop Version) on the iPhone?

Step-1 (Change the URL)

a) Log-in to your Facebook account from the browser. Normally, it will log in to the mobile version (m.facebook.com), no worries, let’s go to the next step.

b)  Once you have successfully logged in to the Facebook from any web browser from iPhone, now change the web address to www.facebook.com/home.php. That will open the desktop full version of Facebook on your iPhone as below. It doesn’t matter which browser or iOS version you are using, but it works!

facebook desktop site on iPhone

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Step-2 (Use Safari Feature)

If you are a Safari web browser user, you have an additional option to request the desktop version.

Open the Safari browser and go to facebook.com, as expected you will be redirected to the mobile version. Before or after log in to your FB account, tap the share button and select ‘Request Desktop Site’ as shown below. That will give the Facebook desktop site on your iPhone or iPad device.

facebook full site on Safari

I’m sure these 2 simples steps will be useful. Even though it is not needed to browse the full site on the small screen of the iPhone or tablet, in case you need, this guide would be helpful.

Read Also: How to access the Twitter desktop site on the mobile devices

Always, their mobile version and the Facebook app allow to do everything we do normally on the full version of the desktop site.

Dinesh is the founder of Sysprobs and written more than 400 articles. Enthusiast in Microsoft and cloud technologies with more than 15 years of IT experience.

16 thoughts on “Simple Way to Access Facebook Full Site on iPhone X, 8 and 7”

      • Whoa, this is a public comments page. Red wasn’t wrong, he just said what happened to him.

        I have an iPhone 6s Plus (still supported) with iOS 13.3 (up to date) and several sites no longer react to requests for the desktop website, in Safari, Chrome or Firefox. Only thing that worked on Facebook was forcing the address (aka URL) manually to http://www.facebook.com/home.php, BTW techbout.com still advises http://www.facebook.com/login.php which doesn’t work.

        Requests for the desktop website used to work, but no longer. And it’s not due to the model or iOS either, it just stopped working without any of these changing. But most sites still do return the desktop website, so something is different with facebook.com (same problem with icloud.com, BTW). It seems deliberate to me, why else would they start to behave like this?

        Also as pointed out by DAR, when you start poking around you’ll sooner or later end up at some place still on facebook.com, that reverts back to the mobile website. And once there you’re done, there’s no solution to that one, except for complaining to the site owners of course. But for the big players like Facebook and Apple, you’re not likely to get a reaction, unfortunately. I’m thinking that they have a reason for doing this, and the one that makes most sense is that the desktop interface has gotten so specialized for desktops that even the most advanced mobile browsers simply aren’t compatible anymore, as Mike Kirby pointed out. Yet. In that case any URLs that actually gives you the desktop website on a mobile are unintentional, and even though some things might work, Facebook doesn’t want the users complaints when they don’t, or even causes new problems. So they’ve decided not to support the desktop interface on mobiles and that’s it, unfortunately. And BTW the same seem to apply at least to this page, it doesn’t react to requests for the desktop website either.

  1. You will be very sorry if you try this. Facebook desktop mode uses JavaScript for user interactions that no mobile browser, including Safari, is capable of handling. But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead, try it out yourself, and see how quickly you get so frustrated that you feel like throwing your mobile device out a window. This doesn’t work at all.

  2. Yay! Thank you! It works! 🙂 been having a hard time with this problem. I even downloaded a facebook desktop but it doesn’t work. But this steps are pretty helpful. Thank you again! 🙂

  3. Hello, My FB on desktop computer changed to mobile FB.
    Does anyone know how to switch it back to desktop version?
    All related links to that Q on FB are broken.
    thank you :))

  4. Currently, i have an home based computer that im sharing with one othere person in my home. There are many other users around and i feel like our network is getting all mixed up? How do i keep my personal and professional clients, friends and family members away from other people who also are using the same computer and equipment?

  5. It works initially but to move to another page within Facebook, such as Groups, it reverts back to the Facebook Mobile every time!

  6. New update shows all new options with the share button and “request desktop site” no longer there. Any suggestions?

  7. “Request Desktop Website” has moved to the ‘Aa’ button on top, to the left of the address field.

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