How to Change Default Browser on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the default browser on your iPhone can greatly improve your browsing experience. Whether you prefer Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser, setting it as your default option ensures that all links you open will directly open in your preferred browser. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change the default browser on your iPhone.

Step 1: Download a Browser

Before changing the default browser on your iPhone, you need to have the desired browser installed on your device. Open the App Store and search for your preferred browser. Once you find it, tap on the “Get” button to download and install it.

Step 2: Open Settings

Now that you have downloaded and installed your desired browser, it’s time to change the default settings. Locate the “Settings” app on your home screen and tap on it.

Step 3: Find Your Browser Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the section for your newly installed browser. Tap on its name to access its specific settings.


If you cannot find a specific section for your browser in the Settings menu, don’t worry! Some browsers may not have dedicated settings within the system preferences but can still be set as default using a different method later in this tutorial.

Step 4: Locate Default Browser Setting

Within the settings of your chosen browser, look for an option that allows you to set it as the default browser. This option may be labeled differently depending on the browser you are using. For example, in Safari, it is called “Default Browser App.”


If there isn’t an explicit option to set as a default browser within your chosen app’s settings, proceed to Step 5 for an alternative method.

Step 5: Set as Default Browser

Tap on the option that allows you to set your preferred browser as the default. You may be presented with a list of installed browsers on your device. Select your desired browser from the list.


If there is no option within the browser’s settings, don’t worry! You can still change the default browser by following these additional steps:

Alternative Method: Safari Settings

If your chosen browser does not have an explicit option to set it as the default, you can change the default browser through Safari settings. Here’s how:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Safari”.
  • In Safari settings, locate and tap on “Default Browser App”.
  • A list of installed browsers will appear. Select your preferred browser from the list.


Congratulations! You have successfully changed the default browser on your iPhone.

Now, whenever you open a link from any app or source, it will automatically open in your preferred browser. Enjoy browsing with your favorite features and customization options!

Remember that changing the default browser does not uninstall or remove other browsers from your device. You can still use them whenever you want by manually opening them from their respective app icons.

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