How to open web pages that need Internet Explorer on an Android mobile

Internet Explorer has been dead for a long time, although its final burial will not arrive until next year. Even so, it is not difficult to ever come across a web page that refuses to open because you do not use Internet Explorer , even if you are on a mobile.

There is no Internet Explorer for Android and there never was, but what there are are methods to trick web pages into thinking that you are using Internet Explorer . It is a trick that will help you in some cases to use these pages that ask for Internet Explorer on an Android mobile.

With Chameleon Browser

Chameleon Browser is a very basic web browser that, as the name suggests, specializes in camouflaging itself in other browsers . When using it, you must tap on Select User Agent and choose the browser you want to simulate, for example, Internet Explorer.


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This will make the web page you open later believe (which you must type in Enter a URL ) that you are using Internet Explorer. Generally this will allow you to load the page, but be aware that it might not work properly , especially if it needs plugins. Also, the desktop version will load.

Chameleon browser (UserAgent)

  • Developer: skycat
  • Download it at: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

With Dolphin Browser

If you prefer a more capable web browser, you can also change the user agent in Dolphin Browser , a more usable browser. In this case, the option is more hidden: you must touch the dolphin icon, go to the options, Advanced section and touch User Agent .

You do not have a list here to choose from, but you will have to write it by hand . You can check the list of Internet Explorer user agents here . For Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10, use Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko. As in the previous case, there is no guarantee that the web will work without problems, although it should at least let you in.

Dolphin Browser Web Browser

  • Developer: Dolphin Browser
  • Download it at: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

With BrowserStack and the like

One last option at your disposal is to use emulated Internet Explorer . Several companies offer a similar service, although the most popular is undoubtedly Browserstack . It focuses mainly on the PC version, although it also works on Android with the downside that it can be difficult to control on the small screen of a phone: more suitable for a tablet.

BrowserStack is not free, it has an annual price that starts at $ 29, although you can try for free on a limited basis , perhaps long enough to load the web page that you resist. Another similar and simpler option that you can use is Browserling , also a website with which you can open any website in any browser, for a few minutes.

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