How to change iPhone browser if you don't like Safari

    Here is hot to change iPhone browser if you are not happy with its default web browser.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:40 IST
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    Want to change your default web browser? Here’s how to change the web browser on iPhone in simple steps.  (Unsplash)
    iPhone
    Want to change your default web browser? Here’s how to change the web browser on iPhone in simple steps.  (Unsplash)

    Each smartphone comes with its own default web browser. This browser may well be of the company that manufactured the phone. However, in case you want to use your favourite web browser and not the one set as default in your phone by the manufacturer, then here is what you need to do - know how to change iPhone browser. It will make your Internet experience that much more richer.

    Generally, on an Android device, you will find Google Chrome set as the default web browser. Apple iPhone users have their own Safari browser to search and access the Internet. Though you have options to download additional web browsers for your smartphone to access the internet, the default browser will still stick to your primary searches. While opening any links shared by your family and friends on Gmail or while chatting on social media apps such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, these links will open in the default web browser.

    So, if you are not comfortable using the default web browser, you can change it on an Apple iPhone as well as on Android. Here's how to change default web browser on iPhone and Android.

    How to change iPhone browser

    Well, Apple iPhones come with their own default web browser Safari, but if you still want to change the primary browser of your iOS enabled devices such as iPhone then follow these steps:

    Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone

    Step 2: Then scroll down to your preferred web browser from Chrome, Opera, Microsoft Edge, or more.

    Step 3: Select your browser to open the settings of the application.

    Step 4: This will allow you to switch over your default browser from Safari to the preferred one.

    Step 5: Then tap and choose the browser of your preference. And it's done!

    How to change the default web browser on Android

    Step 1:

    Open the Settings app on your phone

    Step 2:

    Go to Apps.

    Step 3:

    Select the default Apps option. If you are unable to find it, tap on three vertical dots in the top right corner and find the Apps option. 

    Step 4:

    Go to the ‘Browser App’ option.

    Step 5:

    You will see the current default browser in addition to the additional browser apps. 

    Step 6:

    You can select the app whichever you want to set as the default web browser. 

    Step 7:

    Once you select it, the preferred web browser will be open for further use. 

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