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How To Change Default Search Engine On Your iOS Or Android Device

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Saad
  • 3 years ago

Most of us aren’t comfortable with change. So when it comes to search engines, we want to continue using our favorite search engine instead of being forced to use the one chosen by the manufacturer of the phone. In this tutorial I will tell you how to change the default search engine to the one preferred by you for both iOS and Android devices.

iOS

If you want to change the default search engine in Safari, you can do so by going to Settings. Tap on Safari. Now tap on Search Engine. As shown in the image below, you have four choices in iOS 8. You can select Google, Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo. You aren’t allowed to add any other search engine of your choice. You are required to select one of these.

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If you want to change the default search engine in Chrome, you can do so by opening Chrome. Tap on Menu Button. Go to Settings from here as shown in the image below. Tap on Search Engine. And now you can select from a list of five search engines. Once again Chrome doesn’t allow you to add a search engine of your choice. You can select Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask or AOL.
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Android

If you are on an Android device, most probably you will be using Chrome. Changing default search engine in Chrome on Android device is same as changing it on iOS. Open Chrome. Tap on Menu Button. Go to Settings. Tap on Search Engine. And now you can select from a list of five search engines. Chrome doesn’t allow you to add a search engine of your choice. You can select Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask or AOL.

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