Custom User Agents

Besides the standard “Mobile” and “Desktop” user agents, you can configure a custom User Agent for every Lite App individually to see a different browsing experience than the default.

By default, Hermit presents the original Chrome user-agent string because many sites refuse to work with a custom browser, even though it is functionally identical (or superior) to more popular browsers.

You have the following options:

  1. Mobile: Same as Mobile Chrome, using the same version as the Android WebView installed on your phone.
  2. Desktop: Same as Desktop Chrome, using the same version as the Android WebView installed on your phone.
  3. Custom: Configure a custom User Agent for every Lite App individually to see a different browsing experience than the one served by default to your browser.

How to Configure

  1. Launch your Hermit Lite App.
  2. Swipe in from the right edge to reveal the “Quick Settings” sidebar.
  3. In the Quick Settings list, tap on the “More Customization” button.
  4. Under “Content”, press “User Agent”.
  5. Type or paste the user-agent string you would like to use
  6. Press “OK” to save.