How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPad

  Matt Cone       February 16, 2021      Tutorials iPad Internet


All iPads are set to use the Safari web browser by default. If you’d prefer to use Chrome or Firefox as your default web browser, you can change the default web browser on your iPad in a few easy steps. Setting the default web browser tells your iPad which web browser to open when you click links in other applications, like the Mail or Calendar application.

Safari web browser icon

Here’s how to change the default web browser on your iPad:

  1. Make sure you’ve installed whatever web browser you want to set as the default. You can find many different web browsers in the App Store — many of them are free!

  2. From the home screen, select Settings.

  3. Find the name of the web browser you want to set as default in the list and tap it.

    Change the default web browser on your iPad

  4. Tap Default Browser App.

  5. Tap the name of the web browser you want to set as the default.

    Change the default web browser on your iPad

Congratulations! You’ve successfully changed the default web browser on your iPad. Now when you click links in other applications, your iPad will open them using the default web browser you specified.

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