How to Change Default Search Engine in Safari on iPhone/iPad: Quick tip

Here’s a handy tip for all new iPhone/iPad users who want to change the default search engine on Safari iOS 7.x. Safari, the web browser of choice for most iOS users, lets you search on Google, Bing or Yahoo quickly.

Safari’s unified search bar lets you search the web without having to first go to Google or Yahoo or Bing’s website and then type the search term. Instead, you just type the search term in the unified bar and you get to the results page right from here. The default search engine is Google.

Sponsored Links

Change iOS 7 Safari Search Engine on iPhone and iPad

I don’t know why someone would want to change the search engine to something other than Google but let’s assume that you do want to change it.

Here’s how change default search engine in Safari on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll down and tap on Safari
  • Now, tap on the first label that says Search Engine
  • Pick a search engine from Google, Yahoo! and Bing
  • Quit the settings app. Also, quit Safari from the background if you have it opened.
  • Restart Safari and search from the unified bar. You’ll now be directed to the results page of the search engine you picked.

Apple’s Siri switched to Bing ever since the iOS upgrade. It’s a strategic move from Apple to get away from Google services as much as possible (the first to go was Maps and YouTube). Incidentally, Safari still uses Google as the default search. We’re not sure if this might change in iOS 8, the upcoming iOS firmware to be showcased at WWDC 2014.

Sponsored Links

To trick Siri into showing results from Google instead of Bing, you just have to precede any search query with “Google”. So if you’re looking for information about iPhone 6 rumors, you just say, “Google iPhone 6 rumors” and Siri would bring search results from Google.

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

Latest Articles

Apple Reportedly Plans to Remove Volume HUD in iOS 13

All iOS users can expect some significant changes in Apple's next iOS 13, which will add more power to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod...

23 iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 20 February 2019

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps price has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

28 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 20 February 2019

iOS Games Gone Free TodayiOS Apps Gone Free TodayWhile there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...

New Shows on Netflix March 2019: Best Time Killing Shows to Entertain Yourself

The streaming giant Netflix has never disappointed us with new TV shows coming every month. February 2019 proved that and the list of new...