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Mobile version of site no longer "remembered" using iPhone

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These days, whenever I open AVSIM forums on my iPhone it opens at the full site. Previously it used to remember the setting to use the mobile site. The site recognises I'm using a mobile device because the link to "Use Mobile Version" is present (it isn't there in my desktop PC browser). The problem is this link is tiny and at the bottom of the page on the phone screen. You have to scroll down to it and zoom in before you can access it. Other websites I use on my phone automatically switch to the mobile version.

 

I tried creating a new bookmark in mobile view, but that doesn't help as the mobile version URL appears to be the same as the full version. If no way can be found for Safari to remember this setting can you please make the "Use Mobile Version" link a larger icon (like the Full Version icon) and near the top left of the page to be more accessible on a phone screen when the site opens.

 

I'm not actively clearing browser history or cookies.

 

Thanks in advance

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Hate to bump my own thread, but can no one on AVSIM staff reply to this question?

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We do not have anyone who is capable of fixing this problem.  Sorry.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Mobile mode is not suggested since a lot of our features aren't compatible with it, so it's not on by default for mobile devices.

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Mobile mode is not suggested since a lot of our features aren't compatible with it, so it's not on by default for mobile devices.

Then why have a mobile mode at all? Let people use it if they want to. Everybody knows that mobile versions of websites usually don't have full functionality  I only use mobile mode to read the forums and it works perfectly well for that. Conversely trying to read the full version of the forum on a phone is extremely awkward.

 

It always used to be on by default for mobile devices and if you needed full functionality then you could select the full version. The current set up is much less user friendly. Please put it back the way it was.

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I would second this ..it's very irritating to keep going back to mobile version since it doesn't remember the settings..

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I'd just like to close this thread off since the updated new site and forum addresses all the problems I raised. The new layout works really well. Thanks to all concerned from a very happy mobile forum user.

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