How to Change the Default Browser on iPhone to Chrome or Back to Safari

You can set Chrome or any other third-party browser as the default on your iPhone or iPad

By Moses Johnson - Editor
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When you tap on a web address link on your iPhone or iPad, it will open in whichever browser you have set as default. The default default browser is, of course, Safari. Many third-party browsers now support the ability to become the default app, including Chrome, Firefox, and DuckDuckGo, so you can choose your preferred browser and it will be used to automatically open web page links that are tapped in other apps. In this article, we’ll tell you how to change the default browser on your iPhone or iPad.

How to change the default browser to Chrome (or another browser)

If your iPhone’s default browser is Safari (or anything other than what you want it to be), you can easily change it to Chrome (or your browser of choice).

  1. If you haven’t already, download Chrome from the App Store.
  2. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Scroll down to the third-party apps list and tap on Chrome or any other browser you wish to use.
  4. Tap on Default Browser App.
  5. Tap on Chrome to make it default browser.

After you’ve completed these steps, any app that tries to open a web page will launch Chrome instead of Safari.

How to change the default browser back to Safari

If you have changed your default browser to something other than Safari, then anytime you tap on a weblink, it will open in that browser. To go back to using Safari, you can reset Safari as your default web browser on your iPhone.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  3. Tap on Default Browser App.
  4. Tap on Safari to make it default web browser.

From now on, whenever you tap a web address link, it will open in Safari browser.

Switch to a Different Web Browser and Enjoy Its Many Features

To sum up, changing your default browser on the iPhone is quite easy. Switching to a new browser will allow you to explore and experience different features of other web browsers.

With this simple guide, you can also switch back to Safari when you want to circle back to it!

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By Moses Johnson Editor
Moses Johnson is the Editorial Director of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. Moses is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.
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