The default web browser for iOS that is Safari, has got an extremely good alternative web browser for competition. This competitive browser is none other than the Google Chrome. And many of us don’t like Safari much due to less extensions & features and we use Google Chrome as the Primary browser.
Yes! Google Chrome proves to be a good option for iOS. But there is one minute problem related to Google Chrome, keeping all the other features aside. This problem of Chrome is that it cannot handle the iTunes URLs properly when you open them in iPhone or iPad.
For example, if we try to open a link that leads to an iPhone app using the Chrome browser then? The expected result is to be the iTunes Apps Store, but for our surprise the link will open up showing the itunes.apple.com HTML source page.
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How to solve this problem?
Here we have mentioned two simple tricks to overcome this problem of opening of the iTunes links in Chrome.
In this trick, you just need to copy the link (Eg. Itunes.apple.com/….) that appears in the Chrome browser and paste it in the Safari browser. The link will automatically open without causing any trouble. This seems to be silly trick, but is really useful and easy to perform.
This trick does not involve switching of browsers, like in the previous trick.
- Here you need to click on the Hamburger menu button, which is provided on the top right corner.
- Now, you have to choose the option mentioning ‘Request Desktop Site’.
- The normal or regular iTunes page will now open. At last, select the ‘View in iTunes’ option to view that app in the iTunes App Store.
Being an iOS user, use these tricks to open iTunes links in Google Chrome. Now you can easily open any App, music and movies listed in the App Store on iTunes using the Google Chrome browser. Hope that you are able to solve your problem using the above mentioned tricks. Share your experience in using these tricks to solve Chrome related problems in opening the iTunes links, below in comments.