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MAKE EBAY PAGES LOAD IN
CLASSIC SITE / DESKTOP VIEW
ON iPHONE, iPAD OR OTHER SMART PHONE / MOBILE DEVICE...


Ebay site keeps loading / wants to load mobile site / view on my iPhone / smart phone. Here’s how I FIXED it permanently! I want classic / desk top view TO STAY! It keeps reloading / reverting / defaulting to mobile site / view and I have to keep going to the bottom of the page and clicking the “Classic Site”. Here’s how I FIXED it permanently!...

 

 

         
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Loading DESKTOP / CLASSIC SITE / VIEW ON PHONE FOR EBAY…PROBABLY WORKS FOR iPad and other mobile devices as well…. UPDATED 5/14/2020 WITH PHOTOS


 

      Ebay site keeps loading / wants to load mobile site / view on my iPhone / smart phone. Here’s how I FIXED it permanently! I want classic / desk top view TO STAY! It keeps reloading / reverting / defaulting to mobile site / view and I have to keep going to the bottom of the page and clicking the “Classic Site”. I FIXED it permanently!...

 

 

Jerry Gahagan of OakTreeVintage
Taken in portion of Speaker Audition Room
Vintage Home Audio Speakers from the late 1960's into the 1980's


 

     It seems like a few months ago that suddenly, every time I went to ebay on my iPhone / smart phone (I think this is also likely an issue viewing ebay pages on Android phones as well), it wanted me to view on the “Mobile Site” (reverted there automatically). I almost always prefer to see the “Desktop Site / Version / View” from most websites on my phone. Every time I did a search for a particular item, the page would load in the ‘mobile view’.  

 



 
I would scroll (sometimes tediously through a LONG page) to the bottom of the page and select “Classic Site”, but then when I would ‘Sort’ or ‘Filter’ it would most often revert back to ‘Mobile Site’. One of the reasons I wanted the “Classic View / Site” was to get to the “Completed” and / or “Sold” pages (which I found no way to do from the “Mobile Site / View”). Once I was on the “Completed” or “Sold” pages, my iPhone then usually stayed on the “Classic / Desktop Site / View” till I went out of ebay, then back in next time and the whole process would start over.

Here’s how I fixed it…
 


 


 

Now, I can only speak to how it looks on my “iPhone 6 & 6s”, so this may not be applicable to others (but likely is).
I loaded ebay and did a search for something. Once that page loaded (of course it loaded in the ‘Mobile’ version), I pressed on the “AA” at the top (which gets you the ‘Reader’ version, which I don’t typically care for. I generally WANT to see everything, INCLUDING the ads {I've discovered lots of great things I didn't know existed through some of the 'pop-up' ads}). Pressing the “AA” drops down a field.    One of the options in that field is; “Website Settings” (there’s also a “Request Desktop Website” option, but I think it’s only temporary, as long as you’re actively on that page at that time). Press “Website Settings” which will load another screen. At the top it should say “WHILE VIEWING EBAY.COM”. Under that is a switch / selection for “Request Desktop Website”. Turn that on (make it ‘GREEN’). Now every time you load an ebay page it will NOT go to the “Mobile View / Site” and will load a version that is ‘more’ similar to the ‘Desktop view / site’, with some changes that just take a bit to get accustomed to.



Once you’ve done that (and you’re logged into your ebay account with either the ‘Mobile site’ or the ‘Classic Site’, you’ll see a small ‘Blue’ box / field with three small, horizontal lines in it, next to a field that says “Buying Format”. If you need to get to pages such as “Catagories”, “Brand”, “Guaranteed Delivery”, “Condition” (New, Used, Refurbished, etc.), “Price Range”, “Buying Format”, “Item Location”, “Delivery Options”, “Show Only…”Free Returns”, “Authorized Seller”, “Completed Items”, “Sold Items” etc. they can be selected there.

 

It’s not exactly like the view you would normally get in the “Classic / Desktop View”, but it still gets you all the options, and now shows near the bottom of the page that you can switch to the “Mobile Site / View” if for some reason you wish to.


(If your Android, Slate Book, Chrome Book, Tri-Corder, CB, Etch-a-Sketch or other device works differently, or this doesn't work on it, please let me know with an email to; jerry@oaktreevintage.com  Thanks.)

 


 

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