I understand! My fix for an app or mobile site is to use the ‘Request Desktop Site’ function. It’s still a pain, but nice when I’m not near my laptop. You can use this with your iPad as well.
I want to cut the cord to my laptop but cannot. I am on my fourth iPad (Pro 10.5” now) and my fifth or sixth iPhone. My newest laptop is 5 years old. I rarely use it but can’t get away from it. The problem is twofold:
1) Frequently used mobile apps, like my banking apps, credit card apps and my streaming video apps, limit the functionality of their mobile apps. They require you to visit their web app/web site to use all the available features/functions. For example, to manage/activate devices for Vudu, Amazon or Netflix, I must visit their websites; ditto to order checks, to request a replacement credit card and even to enable IMAP to get Gmail emails in the native iPhone mail app. So on and so forth.
2). Many times when I use my phone and sometimes my tablet to visit a website, the site does not give me the option of viewing the full site. Instead it loads the mobile (responsive design?) for my device/screen size, which -- guess what -- limits the available features/functions.
It is frustrating to have to abandon the convenience and ease of use of my phone in the middle of what I am trying to do and power up my laptop, assuming I am at home, to complete the task. I think laptops would go the way of landlines were it not for the limitations companies impose on the use of mobile apps and mobile versions of their websites. Do any of you feel the same way I do? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you.
--Submitted by Joyce S.