Change the Default Safari Search Engine on iPhone or iPad [How-to]

It is a human tendency that we do not like to be bound to anything. No matter how great option we have, but if we have just one option, it simply sounds off and compromising on our freedom. Especially, when it comes to our devices for iPhone or iPad, what we seek is complete freedom.

After all, we have invested in the top brand and top product which should come with all liberty and no restrictions. Having this said, today, we will talk about how to change the default Safari search engine on iPhone or iPad.

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Searching the World Wide Web is one of the most frequent things we do on our smart mobile devices. But then, brands do promote their own products and as a result of that, on your iPhone or iPad, you see Safari having some default search engine anyone among search engine giants such as Google or Yahoo! or Bing.

If you are addicted to or preferred other search engines, the first thing you should do is change the default search engine Safari from your Apple device. If you are confused about how to do it, we come here with a simple tutorial.

How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine on iPhone or iPad

Step #1: Go on “Settings.”

Step #2: Scroll Down till Safari and Tap on it.

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iOS 8 Safari Setting in iPhone

Step #3: Tap on very first option under search, “Search Engine.”

Change Default Safari Search Engine on iPhone or iPad

Step #4: Once you tap, you will be given with the list of search engine options. The default search engine will come “ticked.” Generally, the default search engine is DuckDuckGo that doesn’t track its users.

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Step #5: There are four search engine options available – Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. Tap on the search engine you want it to default on your browser.

List of Safari Search Engine on iPhone and iPad

That’s all!

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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