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Scan as device/scan mobile websites

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017 01:19PM CEST

If you would like our scanner to behave like a specific device, you can enable this in Scan settings. This is useful if you have mobile site that differs from the standard site.

1. Click on your scan profile, then select Scan settings.

2. Scroll all the way down to How should the scanner be recognizable? Here, you can choose between the following device options:

- Detectify (this is the default option and behaves like a regular browser)
- Nexus 5 (Android)
- iPhone
- iPad
- Nintendo 3DS

Having a Nintendo 3DS-specific site might be unlikely, but hey, why not!

How it works

For the listed devices we will spoof the following:

- User-agent string
- Screen size

If there is anything else you think we should spoof/change, please shoot us an email at!

We will not emulate:

- the HTML parser
- the javascript engine

The goal here is to trick your web site into thinking we are, for example, a mobile device, not to emulate a phone and how it will render HTML.

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