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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
    i want to view the forums on my iPhone like on my iPad or iMac. The iPhone view is too limited.
    Longtime Windows, then onto slippery slope with iPod/iTunes in 2006, then Apple TV, iPad, iMac, iPhone, rejuvenated a discarded MacBook and, finally, Apple Watch. Happy camper.

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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demapples View Post
    i want to view the forums on my iPhone like on my iPad or iMac. The iPhone view is too limited.
    Are you using the free Mac-Forums iOS app? Or are you trying to view our forums just using Safari on your iPhone?

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    Safari. Easier than having different apps for different websites.
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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
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    It is simply a question of size. There is not enough realestate to display the website content in a way that you could interact with it. As it is you have to rotate the phone to landscape view to see the forum topic menu.
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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?

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    Press and hold the 'refresh' icon at the right hand of the address bar. A button will appear saying 'request desktop site'. Click that and you are sorted.

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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
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    Wow, well done dbm I didn't realise you could do that myself. We live and learn. Thanks


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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?

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    It was introduced in iOS 8 but they changed how you do it in 9 for some reason!

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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demapples View Post
    Safari. Easier than having different apps for different websites.
    You've already received several good suggestions. However, the Mac-Forums app makes it very easy to read and reply to threads on our forums. You should at least give it a try since it's free. If you don't like it, remove it and continue to use Safari.

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    i have found if your phone is jail broken then these types of ui issues happen often

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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualtechie18 View Post
    i have found if your phone is jail broken then these types of ui issues happen often
    When you jail break your iPhone, you not only risk problems, but also malware. So be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbm View Post
    Press and hold the 'refresh' icon at the right hand of the address bar. A button will appear saying 'request desktop site'. Click that and you are sorted.
    That's what I needed. Much prefer full websites usually, rather than the versions optimized for phones.
    Longtime Windows, then onto slippery slope with iPod/iTunes in 2006, then Apple TV, iPad, iMac, iPhone, rejuvenated a discarded MacBook and, finally, Apple Watch. Happy camper.

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    How do I get MacForums on my iPhone looking like on my iPad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    Wow, well done dbm I didn't realise you could do that myself. We live and learn. Thanks


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    On the iPhone with some sites, it makes the viewing worse. I've tested it on several forum sites that I belong to with my iPhone 6+ and I would need a magnifying glass to make out the threads. That method might work OK on an iPad but it is unsatisfactory for most forum viewing on an iPhone. Our Mac-Forums app makes it easy to view and navigate our forums. There is also Tapa-Talk which supposedly works on all forums but it has lousy reviews.

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