I have to change my user agent to "iPhone" so that I can get connected to the internet through my smartphone.

The problem is that I can get the desktop versions of many sites even the Google Docs start page. But, when I choose a document to view/edit, It opens the mobile mobile. I tried to put some arguments to force the desktop version (ex : ...&nomobile=1) but it is not working.

How can I force the desktop version to be shown in Google Docs on my phone?

  • If the page uses CSS @media types, then changing the useragent or URL queries will do little, since the CSS can be strictly defined by display dimensions. – iglvzx Feb 14 '12 at 21:36

To force the desktop version add overridemobile=true to the URL:


  • This does not work (anymore). – Erik Nov 16 '15 at 15:32
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    It's ?fd=true now. – SpiderPig Jan 16 '16 at 17:36
  • even fd is not working now. – Vivek Sancheti Mar 19 '18 at 13:12

To force desktop version in your mobile browser use: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0?fd=true

This works in the Chrome App in iOS at least.

  • How can I make it work for googl docs and Google spreadsheet? – Code Guy Mar 24 '20 at 14:59