Android users have a privilege to use Google Chrome as their default browser. That’s not the case with iOS users, as they have one of the world’s best browser, Safari. By any chance, if you are a die-hard fan of Google Chrome, there’s good news. You can open links in Chrome on iPhone and iPad by using the Shortcuts app on iPhone and iPad.
Below is the step-by-step guide to help you with the process. Just stay with me through this guide, and you’ll be able to open any links directly in Chrome.
How to Open Web Links in Chrome Instead of Safari on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 12
Step #1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to “Gallery” at the bottom bar.
Step #2. Now in the search box, enter Chrome and tap on Search.
Step #3. From the search result, tap on “Open in Chrome” and on the next screen tap on “Get Shortcut” and it will be added to Shortcuts Library.
Step #4. Now tap on the Library at the bottom bar in the Shortcuts app and tap on the ellipsis on the “Open in Chrome” shortcut.
Step #5. Now tap on the toggle icon located below “Done” button at the top-right side of the screen.
Step #6. On the next screen, tap on “Add to Home Screen.” Besides that, you can also edit the shortcut icon, Add to Siri, and do a few more customization to suit your preference.
Step #7. Tap on Share icon → Tap on Add to Home Screen → Tap on Add.
Now that you have Chrome Shortcuts ready. Launch any app from where you can copy the link.
Step #8. Open any app from where you can copy web link. The link is copied to the clipboard, and the same is accessible by the Open in Chrome shortcut we just created.
Step #9. All you need to do now is to tap the “Open in Chrome” icon from the Home Screen, and it will automatically access clipboard and open the link you just copied.
There is one more way to open a specific link from Safari into Chrome. Let’s see how to do it.
How to Open a Current Safari Tab in Chrome on iPhone or iPad in iOS 12
Note: To use this method, you should have Shortcuts and Google Chrome app installed on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #1. Launch the Safari browser on your iPhone and iPad and open any link that you wish to open in Chrome.
Step #2. Now tap the Share icon at the bottom bar of the Safari and then tap on More.
Step #3. Turn on switch beside Shortcuts.
Step #4. After enabling shortcuts, go back to the Safari webpage and tap the Share icon again. Now tap on Shortcuts and then tap on Open in Chrome.
That’s it. Whichever web page you were viewing will now open in Chrome. This isn’t the easy way of getting things done, but something is better than nothing.
That’s all for now!
Safari has got almost everything that a browser needs and there isn’t a need of using any other browser. But if you are a developer that need to test on different environment, you may need different browsers on your iPhone or iPad. With that said, let’s call it a day and see you again with some more insightful tips and tricks.
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