How to Add Chrome to Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to add Chrome to your device? Look no further!

In this comprehensive tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of adding Chrome to your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Downloading Chrome

To begin, open your preferred web browser on your Mac. We recommend using Safari for this process.

Type in “Google Chrome” in the search bar and click on the official Google Chrome website link.

Once on the website, locate and click on the “Download Chrome” button. This will prompt a download of the Chrome installation file.

Step 2: Installing Chrome

After the download is complete, locate the downloaded file in your Downloads folder or in your browser’s default download location.

Note: If you are using Safari, you can access your downloads by clicking on Safari > Preferences, then selecting the General tab. Here you can find your Downloads folder location.

Double click on the downloaded file to begin the installation process. A window will appear asking whether you want to open it.

Click on “Open”.

A new window will open with a disclaimer stating that Google Chrome is a downloaded application and asking for confirmation before opening. Click on “Open”.

The installer will now open, and you will be guided through a series of installation steps. Follow these steps by clicking “Next”, making sure to read any important information along the way.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If you encounter any issues during installation, make sure that your Mac meets the minimum system requirements for running Google Chrome. You can find these requirements on the official Google Chrome website.

Step 3: Launching Chrome

Once the installation is complete, you can find the Chrome icon in your Applications folder or in your Dock. Simply double click on the Chrome icon to launch the browser.

Step 4: Setting Chrome as Default Browser (Optional)

If you wish to set Google Chrome as your default browser, follow these additional steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “General”.
  4. In the “Default web browser” section, click on the dropdown menu and select “Google Chrome”.


You have successfully added Google Chrome to your Mac. Enjoy exploring all that this powerful web browser has to offer!

Note: It’s always a good idea to keep your web browsers updated to ensure optimal performance and security. You can enable automatic updates for Google Chrome by clicking on “Chrome > About Google Chrome”. If an update is available, it will be downloaded and installed automatically.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through adding Chrome to your Mac. Happy browsing!

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