Ditch Safari – How to Set Google Chrome as Your Default Browser on iPhone and iPad

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iOS 14 introduced an all-new Home screen experience on the iPhone. The build introduced widgets on the iPhone's Home screen and if you're coming from the Android ecosystem, you will not be amazed by the shift. The Home screen on the iPhone is refreshed with more information resting right in front of your eyes. However, iOS 14 also brought forward the ability to set third-party apps as your default apps. One of the widely used apps on the iPhone is Google Chrome and from the start, it has been overshadowed by Safari as your default browser on the iPhone and iPad. Now, you can set Google Chrome as your default browser on iOS and iPadOS 14.

Here's How to Easily Set Google Chrome as Your Default Browser on iPhone and iPad - A Few Simple Steps

While Apple has allowed third-party apps to be set as default apps, developers do need to update their respective apps in order to take advantage of the feature. Seemingly, Google Chrome has been updated with the ability and if you're up for it, we have devised a set of instructions that you can follow. If you're unfamiliar, here's how to set Google Chrome as your default browser on iPhone and iPad.

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1. The first thing that you have to do is download Google Chrome from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Once you have downloaded and installed the app, launch the stock Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

3. Now scroll all the way down and tap on Chrome.

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4. Select Default Browser app.

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5. Tap on Chrome and you're all set.

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That's all that you need to do in order to set Google Chrome as the default browser app on your iPhone or iPad instead of Safar. What this will do is that any link that you click on from this point forward will be opened in Chrome instead of Safari. If you want Safari to be your default browser, you can simply repeat the listed steps and change it back to Safari.

Take note that it is not necessary that only Chrome supports the feature. You can also use other third-party browsers as your default apps. However, make sure the respective third-party browsers have updated their apps to be set as default browsers. Also, check out how you can set widgets on your iPhone in iOS 14.

That's all there is to it, folks. What do you think about the change? Do you use Chrome on your iPhone or iPad? Let us know in the comments.

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