How to switch back to Facebook from Facebook Lite?

I recently came across a post on Devils Workshop on Facebook Lite. As I went through the comments I found out alot of readers are facing problems of auto- login to lite version instead of original facebook version.

It took me a while to get to the root of the problem, as I am not facing this problem and also none of the friends around me. πŸ™

Here are a few possible solutions that may help:

  1. Change the URL from http://lite.facebook.com/ to http://www.facebook.com/
  2. Click on settings tab, select “Friendships” option. You will get a page as the one shown below. Click on “main site“, that will redirect you to the older version.Main site
  3. On most of the occasions facebook lite is supported only in English, so a change in the language may do the trick. To change the language click on settings tabs and this time select the “Language” option. This will show you a page to select a language. Select a new language. I would suggest English (Pirate) πŸ˜‰ and click on “Set Language”. Voila, we are back to good old facebook. Go to settings again and switch back to previous language. Set LanguageIf you face problem finding language settings in non-English language, go to this link http://www.facebook.com/editaccount.php?language
  4. Another way is to flush the DNS cache of your system.

    o To flush DNS cache in Microsoft Windows (Win XP, Win ME, Win 2000):-

    • Open Command prompt (Click on Start -> Run -> type cmd)
    • Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and hit enter key.
    • Type β€œipconfig /registerdns” to register back dns.

    o To flush the DNS cache in Linux, restart the nscd daemon:-

    • Open terminal, type β€œ/etc/rc.d/init.d/nscd restart”, hit enter key.

    o To flush the DNS cache in Mac OS X Leopard:-

    • Open terminal, type β€œlookupd –flushcache”

    ex: bash-2.05a$ lookupd -flushcache

    o To flush the DNS cache in Mac OS X:-

    • Type “dscacheutil -flushcache” in your terminal to flush the DNS resolver cache.

    ex: bash-2.05a$ dscacheutil -flushcache

I hope these solutions helps you out and get you back to Facebook πŸ™‚

Published by Vivek Jain

WordPress lover, avid reader and BDM @rtCamp.

49 replies on “How to switch back to Facebook from Facebook Lite?”

  1. hello…i tried language change trick…unable to open my account completely now…its not working….neither fb lite nor old fb….shucks!!! πŸ™
    i used english pirate as u suggested

  2. 1. Did not work
    2. No Friendship link when i go to Settings
    3. Did it and the new page can’t load at all… the connection bar is showing – Waiting for ‘www.facebook.com’ and ‘lite.facebook.com’ alternately repeatedly
    4. Flushed my Windows XP but does not work. Same problem (3)
    5. HELP!!! Now i cant login at all whether lite or normal.

  3. @shefali
    did u tried to flush dns and re-register it?
    @ALX
    have you registered back dns. have mentioned a command above to do so:-|

  4. @vivek. thanks for the info.

    i can access farmville. but , i also need to access the home page. when i click on the home tab it takes me to the lite version of fb. is there any way to go back to the classic version Home page.

    really appreciate ur help

  5. none of the things worked, i don’t have the english pirate option, even flushing din’t help…it just redirects to facebook lite…all the damn time….pls help

  6. Tom, Thnaks it works for me but this is not permanent solutions….after login i have to hit that URL everytime to switch to old fb. It works but any permanent solution ????

  7. None of the solutions are working for me……..i cn c ma farmville….get gifts. but missing my homepage a lot………
    Please get us back to the original facebook………..

  8. i tried flushed dns and registered it again but the homepage doesn’t open… when i sign in, nothing opens…

  9. @AJ TOM
    Thats for checking out our profile.
    what i need is my old facebook home..
    flushing and registering the dns is not working in XP..

  10. i’m unable to even flush dns…..how do i get the old version back, this lite versions sucks big time

  11. hey i tried all ur optoins but nothing worked …
    any other option for switching back to old fb..
    plz help

  12. hi,
    i have tried all the possbile means given above nothing works

    i really hate this facebook lite,
    screws all my application
    really wanna get back to normal facebook, i have also sent a feedback to facebook to get the lite thing disabled

    but nothing happened till now

    hope i get a solution to get rid of this shit!!

  13. It’s been a week trying to go back to my old facebook but nothing work, This FBL sucks.
    Someone please do something :).

  14. here is a solution to go back to default facebook.
    On your face book lite page ..click on ‘Feedback’ at the bottom of the page. Just above the comment box, there is an option to move back to regular facebook
    like this….
    [Looking to get back to the regular Facebook? (Just click here)] buttonn.. click it
    & enjoy ur regular facebook

  15. i tried all of the above methods u have sugested but to no wail.
    i login by normal FB but my Id opens on FB Lite.
    i tried deleting cookies and clearing temporary internet files as well.
    could u pls suggest something else?

  16. Everyone, here is a solution to go back to default facebook.
    On your face book lite page click on ‘Feedback’ at the bottom of the page. Just above the comment bos there is an option to move back to regular facebook
    This worked for me.
    Enjoy your regular facebook now πŸ™‚

  17. Hi Guys,
    hey I tried everything possible and I found out a way to go back to the main facebook look …. click on settings of facebook lite and you get an option which says “default site” click on that and you are ready for your old or new facebook regular or lite infact you can also do to and from to both the kind of looks .. i hope it works for you guys .. it did for me

  18. he du 1 thng!!
    c for feedback at d bottom of ur eliltepage.clk on it!!der dey wll ask dat u want 2 continue using d older version!!click no!!

  19. hey…d soln given by maha wil work…
    here’s tat once more…
    setting -> default site -> click on regular facebook -> save

  20. Hey Vivek,
    Thank you for your post. it helped me to switch back to my previous version of FB. it is a nice feeling to go back ,where it all started …

    Dhruvi

  21. no, nothing is working right to go back to the older version of the fb.
    if any one had the right solution, do write .
    thank you.

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