How to View Page Source on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

How to View Page Source on Android

When browsing the internet on your Android device, you may come across a webpage that piques your interest. Sometimes, you may want to explore the underlying code of the page to gain a deeper understanding of its structure and design. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of viewing the page source on your Android device.

Using Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome as your default browser on your Android device, follow these steps to view the page source:

  1. Open Google Chrome: Launch the Chrome app from your home screen or app drawer.
  2. Navigate to the webpage: Enter the URL of the webpage whose source code you want to view in the address bar and press Enter.
  3. Access Chrome’s menu: Tap on the three-dot menu icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Share”: From the drop-down menu, select “Share”. This will open a list of available sharing options for this webpage.
  5. Select “Copy to clipboard”: Scroll through the sharing options and tap on “Copy to clipboard”.

    This action will copy all the HTML source code of that webpage onto your clipboard.

  6. Paste and analyze: Open any text editor or note-taking app, create a new document, and paste (Ctrl+V) this copied source code into it. Now, you can analyze and explore all aspects of this webpage’s code.

Using Mozilla Firefox

If Mozilla Firefox is your preferred browser on Android, follow these steps to view the page source:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox: Locate and tap the Firefox app icon on your home screen or app drawer.
  2. Visit the webpage: Enter the URL of the webpage you want to inspect in the address bar, then press Enter.
  3. Access Firefox’s menu: Tap on the three-dot menu icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Page”: From the drop-down menu, tap on “Page”. A sub-menu will appear with additional options.
  5. Select “View Page Source”: Tap on “View Page Source” from this sub-menu. The page source code will be displayed in a new tab.

Using Opera Browser

If you use Opera as your browser of choice, here’s how you can view a webpage’s source code:

  1. Launch Opera Browser: Locate and tap on the Opera app icon to open it.
  2. Visit the webpage: Enter the URL of the webpage in question into Opera’s address bar and press Enter to load it.
  3. Access Opera’s menu: Tap on the red “O” icon located at the bottom-right corner of your screen. This will open Opera’s main menu.
  4. Select “Share”: From this main menu, select “Share”.

    A list of sharing options will be displayed.

  5. Select “Copy to clipboard”: Scroll through these options and tap on “Copy to clipboard”. This action will copy all of that webpage’s HTML source code to your device’s clipboard.
  6. Paste and analyze: Open any text-editing app on your Android device, create a new document, and paste (Ctrl+V) the copied source code into it. You can now analyze and explore the webpage’s code in detail.

Conclusion

By following these simple steps, you can easily view the page source of any webpage on your Android device. Whether you are a web developer or simply curious about the inner workings of a website, exploring the HTML code can provide valuable insights. Remember to always respect intellectual property rights and use this knowledge responsibly.

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