How to Make Google Chrome Default Browser on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who prefers Google Chrome over Safari? If so, you might want to set Google Chrome as your default browser. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to make Google Chrome your default browser on Mac.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To get started, click on the Apple menu icon in the top-left corner of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “System Preferences.”

Alternatively, you can press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight Search and type “System Preferences” to find it quickly. Press Enter once it appears in the search results.

Step 2: Access General Settings

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on “General.”

Step 3: Choose Default Web Browser

In the General settings panel, find the option labeled “Default web browser.” By default, it is set to Safari.

Click on the dropdown menu next to it and select “Google Chrome. “


  • If Google Chrome is not listed in the dropdown menu, ensure that you have installed it on your Mac.
  • If you don’t see Google Chrome in the list even after installing it, try restarting your computer and repeating the above steps.

Step 4: Close System Preferences

Once you have selected “Google Chrome” as your default browser, close the System Preferences window by clicking on the red button with an ‘X’ in the top-left corner.

Step 5: Test Your Default Browser Setting

To make sure that Google Chrome has become your default browser successfully, open any link or webpage. It should automatically open in Google Chrome instead of Safari.

Additional Tips:

  • If you ever want to change your default browser back to Safari or any other browser, simply follow the same steps and select the desired browser from the dropdown menu in Step 3.
  • If you have multiple browsers installed, you can always experiment with different ones by changing the default setting as needed.

Congratulations! You have successfully set Google Chrome as your default browser on Mac. Enjoy a seamless browsing experience with your preferred web browser.

We hope this tutorial was helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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