This is a quick guide on how to easily access Gmail desktop version right from your mobile device.
Irrespective of the mobile device you have, so long as it can access the internet with a mobile browser, then you definitely can access the Gmail desktop version.
I am certain that by now, you must have known that the mobile version of Gmail has limited features. Simply put, there are certain things that can be done with the desktop version of Gmail, that can’t be done with the mobile version.
For instance, things like uploading attachment, downloading an attachment, viewing attachment, etc, cannot be done on a mobile version of Gmail. Hence, if you want to perform any of these, you might need a desktop to do so.
However, given the fact that you may not have access to a desktop computer and might want to perform these actions, what do you do? You simply change the mobile version of your Gmail to a desktop version.
That’s right, Gmail included a setting that allows you to use the features of a desktop version of Gmail right on your mobile device.
Tell you what, a lot of persons don’t really know about this, yet it is a very simple procedure. Hence, if you wish to learn how to switch to the desktop version of Gmail right on your mobile browser, you are in the right place.
In this article, I will be showing you how to open Gmail desktop version on a mobile device.
How to Open Gmail Desktop Version On a Mobile Browser
You can access the desktop version of Gmail with your mobile device. In this section, I will be showing you how to open Gmail Desktop version on various mobile device browsers.
To login Gmail desktop version from a mobile device, follow the steps below.
On your mobile browser, go to mail.google.com. You might get a prompt from Gmail, requesting you to use the Gmail app instead. Tap I am not interested.
Usually, when you are accessing the above link on a slow internet connection, Google will suggest you open the link on an Html version.
Since you wish to access the desktop version, you shouldn’t use the HTML version, as there are many limitations to the Html version. Below are some of the limitations.
- 1 The Html view does not support keyboard shortcuts
- There is no custom sending addresses on the html version
- You cannot format HTML in emails on the Html view
- The HTML view does not have a spelling checker
- You cannot access Google Chat and Google Task on the Html view
- Also, there is no auto-complete, custom From address on the Html view.
With these in mind, you may not want to use the Html version. Hence, if the above link is asking you to go to the simple HTML version of Gmail, you can simply switch back to the standard version. Simply use this link instead to switch back to the standard version: mail.google.com/mail/u/0
While in the Gmail account, tap the Gmail menu icon. Now scroll down the menu, and select Desktop under “View Gmail in.”
Below is how to access the desktop version on other popular mobile browsers.
Chrome Browser: On a Google Chrome browser, Tap the Google Chrome mobile menu button, and choose Request Desktop Site from the menu.
Edge Browser: On an Edge browser, simply tap the menu button (It is a three dots button). While in the menu, choose View desktop site.
Firefox Browser: On a Firefox browser, tap the three dots menu and select Request Desktop Site from the menu.
Safari Browser: If you are using a Sefari browser, you can also access the desktop version of Gmail with it. To do this, tap the sharing button to access the activities menu, then select Request Desktop Site.
How To Access Gmail Desktop Version On iPhone
If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can also access the desktop version of Gmail browser using the steps below.
- Open your Safari browser and visit the mobile version of Gmail.
- There is a refreshing button located at the right side of the Gmail. Hold it, until you see the option that says “Request Desktop Sites.” Simply select the option, and you will be taken instantly to the desktop version of Gmail on your iPhone device.
That’s all on how to access the desktop version of Gmail on a mobile browser.
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