How to Inspect Element on iPhone

What is Inspect Element? Inspect element tool is one of the developer’s tools features in your browser that makes it easy for you to change the appearance of a website from your browser.

Maybe for ordinary users that use their iPhones mostly for daily drivers, things like this are not very important. However, for web developers out there who are managing a website and want to give their website its optimal performance, Inspect Element is one thing that cannot be separated from their lives.

Sometimes, several website developers are often confused when they encounter problems on their website on a specific platform. Let’s say in this case, iPhone. To find out which parts are incorrect on the iPhone platform, the developers need to inspect specific web element on an actual iPhone to figure out the exact solution. That’s why today we will discuss how to inspect element on iPhone.

Before we start, make sure that you have a Mac device with the Safari browser installed on it. If you are prepared, then let’s go to the steps that you must do:

  • First of all, open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll until you find “Safari”, then tap on it.
  • Scroll to the bottom and there you will find “Advanced”, tap on it.
  • There is an option “Web Inspector”. Make sure you turn on that option.
  • Now, switch to your Mac and open the Safari browser.
  • Go to the “Preferences” menu, then click on “Advanced”.
  • Tick the checkbox “Show Develop menu in the menu bar”.
  • Once the “Develop” option will appear in your Safari menu bar, click on it.
  • There, it will show the connected iPhone in the options along with the web page that is active on the connected device.
  • Click on that page and it will open the Web inspector window for the same page.
  • When you interact with any element in the web inspector, it immediately highlights that particular element on the iPhone in real-time. Of course, this will be very helpful for web developers who are struggling to manage their websites.

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