How to add a website to Favorites; Request Desktop site in Safari in iOS 8

iOS 8 makes it a lot easier to add a website to Favorites so you can quickly access it in Safari, and you can finally request a desktop version of the website in Safari.

How to quickly add a website to Favorites:

Follow these simple steps:

  • Open Safari from the Home screen.
  • Visit the website you want to add to Favorites.
iOS 8 Safari - Add to Favorites
  • Tap on the URL.
  • Swipe down on the page, tap on Add to Favorites to add the website to Favorites.
iOS 8 Safari - Add Favorites
  • Then tap on Save in the top right corner.

That’s it. The website should now show up on Safari’s Home screen, so you can quickly launch it.

iOS 8 Safari - Homescreen

How to request desktop site:

As you may have noticed in the screenshot above, when you tap on the URL and swipe down, you get the option to also Request Desktop Site.

iOS 8 Safari - Add to Favorites

Tap on Request Desktop Site to load the desktop version of the website.

Note: You will be able to access the desktop site only during that tab session. If you close that tab, and open a new one, it will again load the mobile version of the site.

As always, let me know how it goes in the comments.

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