How to Change Default Search Engine in Chrome on iPhone and iPad

How do you set up default search engine in Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad? Let me show you how it's done easily.

Google is by far the most popular search engine across all platforms including iOS and macOS. However, other competitors like Yahoo, Bing have immensely improved in recent times. What if you want to change default search engine in Google Chrome on your iPhone just to experiment with other search engines?

Google Chrome allows you to easily set up default search engine on your iOS device. Apart from Google, there are currently four other search engines like Ask, AOL, Yahoo, and Bing which you can switch to in the web browser. Let’s check out how it’s done!

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How to Change Default Search Engine in Chrome on iPhone and iPad

How to Change Default Search Engine in Google Chrome on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Google Chrome on your iOS device.

Open Chrome on iPhone

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on the menu button (looks like three dots placed vertically.)

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Tap on 3 Vertical Dots in Chrome on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you have to select Settings in the menu.

Tap on Settings in Chrome on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Search Engine.

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Tap on Search Engine in Chrome Settings on iPhone

Step #5. Next up, you have five options to choose from:

  • Google (It’s selected by default)
  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  • Ask
  • AOL

You can select any of the available options. In this test, I’m going to select Yahoo as my default search engine.

Change Search Engine in Chrome on iPhone

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Step #6. Finally, make sure to tap on Done at the top right corner to confirm the change.

Change Default Search Engine in Chrome on iPhone

That’s it! Later, if you wish to go back to Google and set it your default search engine again, simply follow the same steps mentioned above and select it in the end.

The Bottom Line

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Yahoo and Bing both offer good user-experience. However, Google is what I have been mostly using for long. It is a fast-paced and more comprehensive. What’s your take on it?

There are some other posts which I would recommend you to check out like how to change default download location in Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox on Mac, how to clear Chrome browser history/cache on iPhone, and how to change default search engine in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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