Safari is a great web browser for both iOS and Mac, offering fast and stable performance across multiple devices. In iOS 10, Apple has added several changes and features to its web browser in an attempt to enhance user experience. One of such feature is a new split-screen mode, allowing users to open two tabs side-by-side simultaneously.
However, one of the most annoying things when it comes to Safari is that it comes as the default web browser in iOS or Mac, preventing you from using other web browsers including Google Chrome or Firefox. This means that Safari will open up every time you click a link on a webpage in Google Chrome or Firefox.
Safari allows you to search on Google, Bing and Yahoo quickly using its unified search bar. However, you may be wondering whether you can change your default search engine in Safari. Yes, you can with some simple steps.
In this tutorial, we will run you through the steps to change your default search engine in Safari on iPhone or iPad
Steps to change your default search engine in Safari on iPhone or iPad
Step one: First and foremost, you need to head to the Settings app from your Home screen. Once you are in, all you have to do is to scroll down to Safari and tap on it
Step two: You are now supposed to select Search Engine. After that, you will be presented with four search engine options including Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo.
Step three: Select your search engine. The active search engine will be accompanied by a blue check mark. Once you are done, the change take effect immediately the next time you search in Safari.
To check if your search engine has changed or not, quit Safari from the background and re-launch it. Tap on the search bar at the top and enter something. You will be directed to the results page of the search engine you chose.
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