As a web design project manager, I need to view HTML from my iPhone or iPad. Here are a few quick steps to set up your iPhone to view HTML source code. These steps are app free and built into Safari, so as a web-curious user wanting to take a look at the HTML source code for any website check out these steps.
How to view HTML source code on iPhone / iPad Devices (iOS 14)
Step 1: Install a free app from the Apple Store called View Source.
Step 2: Load Safari (iPhone, iPod, or iPad), if it is not already open, and visit any web page.
Step 3: Click the Share Button (it looks like a box with an arrow pointing upwards.)
Step 4. Scroll down to your Actions (below Messenger favourites and app icons)
Step 5. Choose View Source (see Step 5 and 6 if View Source is not listed)
Step 6. If View Source is not available – choose edit actions at the bottom of the screen and enable View Source
Step 7. To move View Source to the top of the list (favourite Actions) – select edit actions on the bottom of the page.
How to view HTML source code on iPhone / iPad Devices (iOS 10, 11, 12)
- Load Safari (iPhone, iPod, or iPad), if it is not already open, and visit any webpage. For this example we are using PaperStore.net
2. Click the Share Button
3. Choose MORE to add new features to your Share Button
4. Scroll to the bottom of the Activities List – toggle on (turn green) “View Source“
5. You will now see View Source under your Safari Share Button
6. On any webpage – Choose View Source from the Share Menu to View the HTML.
That’s it! Now you can use the new View Source Button under your Share Button to review the HTML on any webpage using mobile Safari (and Chrome) on your iDevice (iPhone, iPod, or iPad).
Tremendous kudos to Roman Tomjak and his simple View Source app and clean integration into the safari web environment.