Tired of safari on your iPhone or iPad? You can install many other excellent alternatives from the application store, no problem there. But if you want to use them as a Default Browser on your device, you will have to jump through some additional rings.
First of all, you will need iOS 14. We have very close to the full launch of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, I don’t feel bad to talk about advice for what you can’t think of them (outside of a public beta, That you have to try totally now).
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After that, you will need Google Chrome. Or, at least, Google Chrome is currently the only other browser that you can configure as a predefined browser. Others must join the fold at a certain future point, and I suppose the steps will be similar, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find out if you are, let’s say, a Firefox fan.
Assuming you are ready to go with both: iOS 14 and Chrome, you want to start improving the latter from the App Store (if possible). Then pull the device configuration application. Scroll down until you see the list of “Chrome” and touch it. Within the window that appears, you will see an option called “Application of the default browser”. Take it to change it from the Safari to the Google browser. And this is!
I want to put that setting in a strange place. I would have liked it to be in Safari’s preferences, if any, or a system-wide browser setting option. As mentioned earlier, it currently only appears in Chrome; for example, if you try to start Firefox in the same way, what you will see is:
Of course, to undo your choices you’ll have to go back to Chrome’s settings to change the system Default Browser back to Safari; You won’t go to Safari to make this adjustment. Confusing, I know, but that’s how it is (currently) in iOS 14.
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