In earlier versions of iOS the default Web browser on your iPhone had to be the Safari browser. Fortunately, in iOS 14, it’s possible to use something else as the default, such as Google Chrome.
While the default Safari browser on the iPhone is a very good browser that’s fast and integrates seamlessly with many of your apps, it’s possible that you would simply rather use something else.
The iPhone has a number of third-party browsers available in the App Store, including popular options like Firefox and Chrome.
Our guide below will show you how to use Google Chrome as the default Web browser so that links you open on your device will use Chrome rather than Safari.
How to Make Google Chrome the Default iPhone Web Browser
- Open Settings.
- Choose Chrome.
- Select Default Browser App.
- Tap Chrome.
Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.
if you would like to make Google Chrome the default browser on your laptop or desktop, then you can check out our set Chrome as default browser Windows 7 guide, too.
How to Set the Default iPhone Web Browser to Google Chrome
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 14.3.
This guide assumes that you have already installed the Google Chrome Web browser on your iPhone, and that you have updated to iOS 14. This won’t work if you are using iOS 13 or lower.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Chrome option.
Step 3: Touch the Default Browser App button.
Step 4: Tap the Chrome option to make it the default iPhone browser.
Note that you will also see your other installed browsers as options if you would prefer to use one of those instead.
Some of the status icons that appear at the top of your iPhone screen can be confusing. Our article about how to do I get rid of the moon on my iPhone can tell you more about one of those icons.
You can change the default iPhone Web browser at any time. This setting is also available if you open the menus for the other-third party browsers, too.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.