Why aren't I getting mobile wikipedia?
May 25, 2012 1:02 PM   Subscribe

Why are Google searches now taking me to the non-mobile Wikipedia page on my iPhone, and how do I fix it?

After I follow the result, I can switch to mobile view at the bottom, and following links within Wikipedia will keep me in mobile. But the next time I follow an external link to Wikipedia, it will be back to the desktop view.

This used to work and always redirect me to the mobile version on the iPhone, no matter how I got to Wikipedia. Did something change? And how can I fix it?
posted by smackfu to Technology (4 answers total)
You hit the "desktop" link teeny tiny at the bottom, perhaps -

I just did it on purpose, then hit the last link, MOBILE VIEW, to toggle it back.
posted by tilde at 1:06 PM on May 25, 2012

Best answer: What tilde says should work.

If not, try resetting Safari's cache. Go to Settings -> Safari -> Clear Data and Cookies. (For other browsers, there should be a similar way to do it.)
posted by arhammer at 3:32 AM on May 26, 2012

Response by poster: The links that tilde suggested did work but it wasn't sticky... every time I came back into Wikipedia, it reset to the desktop.

Clearing the cookies did fix it though. Must have been some bad cookie sitting around screwing things up.
posted by smackfu at 6:38 AM on May 29, 2012

I've had the same issue for a while, and clearing cookies worked for me, too.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:23 PM on June 9, 2012

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