How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPhone

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2021      Tutorials iPhone Internet


All iPhones 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 iPhone in a few easy steps. Setting the default web browser tells your iPHone 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 iPhone:

  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 iPhone

  4. Tap Default Browser App.

    Change the default web browser on your iPhone

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

    Change the default web browser on your iPhone

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

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