The trick to opening iTunes links in Chrome for iOS

Tapping an iTunes link in Chrome on an iPhone or iPad brings you to a useless page of HTML code. Learn how to open such links without exiting Chrome.

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If you use Chrome on your iPhone or iPad and have stumbled across an iTunes link, then you've encountered a wall of text when you tapped on that link. Next, you likely copied the link and returned to the waiting arms of Safari to open it. Thanks to Amit Agarwal on his blog, Digital Inspiration, I now know a simple way to open iTunes links in Chrome for iOS.

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When greeted with that wall of text, which is just the HTML code for the iTunes page in question, tap what Amit amusingly calls the Hamburger button that sits just to the right of the search/URL bar in Chrome for iOS. Scroll down and tap Request Desktop Site and the page will load as it should. On an iPhone, you'll need to zoom and scroll to read the text, but tapping the View in iTunes link will take you the appropriate page in the App Store.

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(Via Lifehacker)

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Matt Elliott, a technology writer for more than a decade, is a PC tester, Mac user, and amateur photographer based in New Hampshire.


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