How to Emulate IE on iPad

The iPad uses Apple's proprietary Safari browser.
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Apple's iPad tablet comes with its own Safari browser for surfing the web. Unfortunately, not all sites are built with Safari in mind. If you happen upon a website that specifically requires Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser or would like to test your own site with a variety of browsers while using the iPad, you'll need to turn to the App Store for the solution. There are several third-party browsing apps for iPad capable of emulating Internet Explorer.

Atomic Web

Step 1

Download the Atomic Web browser from the iTunes app store.

Step 2

Open Atomic Web and touch the gear icon.

Step 3

Select "Identify Browser As" and choose the version of IE you wish to emulate.

Step 4

Wait while the website reloads based on your browser's new profile.

Terra

Step 1

Download and install the Terra web browser.

Step 2

Open Terra. Touch the gear icon and select "User Agent."

Step 3

Touch the version of Internet Explorer you are attempting to emulate.

Step 4

Touch "Close" on the Settings pane.

Perfect Web Browser

Step 1

Purchase Perfect Web Browser from the iTunes app store.

Step 2

Touch the gear icon to open the Settings menu.

Step 3

Tap "Desktop Web Rendering."

Step 4

Select the appropriate version of Internet Explorer.

Step 5

Refresh the page.

Tip

These apps do the best they can to emulate IE but may not enable full site functionality.

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