How do websites know that I have an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by AlexisW, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. AlexisW

    AlexisW iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    141
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    SC on the water
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    This may be a dumb question, but how do they know?

    What else do they know?
     
  2. Daylife

    Daylife iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    115
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    It gets recognized as a mobile device. Same thing with an iPhone. You can ways just switch to desktop mode.
     
  3. altimax98

    altimax98 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Messages:
    68
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    It's based on what they call a 'user agent'. The user agent depends in the device your using. It can tell if your running IE or Mozilla or Chrome, it also can tell Safari browsers and Linux, the kind of phone is also there. Windows phone, iPhone, Android tablet or phone.

    It's kinda neat


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  4. AlexisW

    AlexisW iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    141
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    SC on the water
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Thanks you guys!

    I understand now.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how do websites know i am using an ipad
,

how do websites know im on ipad

,

how do websites know im using an ipad

,
how do websites know when i am on a tablet or a phone
,
how do websites know your using ipad
,

how does a website know i am using an ipad

,
how does a website know it is on ipad
,
how does a website know its an ipad
,
how does a website know that are on the ipad
,
how does websites know that im using a ipad