How to set Chrome as default web browser on iPhone (iOS 15 or 14)

how to set chrome as the default browser on iphone and ipad

iOS 14 introduced some impressive new features, including changing the default browser and email apps. iPhone users have requested this for a long time! Finally, now you can use Chrome as your default web browser instead of Safari. After this, all links from other apps and documents will open in Chrome instead of Apple’s browser.

So without further delay, let’s learn how to set Chrome as your default web browser on iPhone and iPad.

Before You Begin:

  • Update Google Chrome to version 85.0.4183.109. For this, long press on the App Store icon and tap on Updates. Tap on UPDATE next to Google Chrome. If you do not see an update, pull down this screen to refresh it. To check the version number, tap on Version History on Google Chrome’s App Store page.update google chrome version on iphone
  • Also, keep your iPhone or iPad updated to the latest available version. Now let’s get to the steps!

How to make Chrome the default browser on iOS 14/15

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Chrome.
  3. Tap on Default Browser App.
  4. Finally, tap on Chrome to set it as the default settings tap on chrome then tap on default browser app and select chrome on iphone

Moving further, when you tap on a link in any app (say Messages or Mail), it will ask once – “Mail” wants to open “Chrome.” Tap on Open. Once you permit, all future links will open directly in Chrome, without any popup on the screen.

tap on open to allow link to open in chrome on iphone

In case you would like to change your default iPhone browser back to Safari, follow the above steps, and choose ‘Safari‘ instead of Chrome in step 4.

Update: You can now set Microsoft Edge as the default iPhone browser, by following the above steps.

Signing Off

This is how you can successfully set Chrome as a default web browser on your iPhone! Except for Mail and Maps, I love all default iOS apps. Having said this, it doesn’t sound like a significant change for me. Though, I’m sure some people have been waiting to make the switch for a long.

Well, expect to see other browsers like Firefox soon joining the list. We can also expect to have similar transformations for default emails by including apps like Gmail, Outlook, Spark, etc.


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