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How to Change Default Search Engine in Edge for Android

The Edge browser for Android phone is default set to Microsoft Bing as a search engine. However, it also offers an option to change the default search engine to something else. The option is available under the Settings menu, and you can choose from an existing list of search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc.

Every time you search for anything, the results will appear from As Edge for Android is a proprietary browser of Microsoft, so is as a search engine.

However, you can do the same if you want to replace the default search engine from with something else like or

I have always liked Google more as a search engine, and it has always been my first choice. I wanted a way to change it from Bing to Google for my convenience.

Even my mom is used to Google search engines, so she finds it convenient to use the Google search engine. Last week while browsing Edge Android, she wasn’t feeling comfortable, so she asked me to switch the search engine to Google. I helped her switch the search engine so she could easily surf using Edge Browser.

I use as my default search engine in all browsers. I like the accuracy and simplicity of google search results. However, one can change and choose either google, duckduckgo, or yahoo as an alternative for the search.

Change the Search Engine

Changing the default search engine in the Edge for Android browser will replace these search bar results. If you have changed to the google search engine, any phrase you search in the Edge URL search bar will yield results from The change in a search engine in the edge is a beneficial feature.

[Update: The Microsoft Edge Android default search engine has moved under Settings > Advanced section > Search]

Here are the steps on how to change the default search engine in edge:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge for the Android app.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu icon for options.
  3. Tap on the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down to the General section.
  5. From the list, select the Select search engine option — set to
    Default search engine Edge Android
  6. Select the radio button to any alternative search engine like or, or
  7. Close and relaunch the Edge browser.

If you try to search for anything in the search bar, the result will appear from the new search engine selected in step #6.

You can also roll back to the default search engine on the same settings page. However, experimenting with search engines is good, and for the same, the edge change search engine feature is beneficial.

Video Demo: Change Search Engine in Edge Android

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Bottom Line: Edge Android Change Search Engine

The Edge for Android phones can change and choose a search engine. It is set with as the default search engine. However, we can easily switch to other available alternative search engines like Google, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo.

I always prefer to always set my default search engine as Google. It is easy to use and yields the best results for me. For this reason, I love the change search engine in edge feature available for us! My mom is now happy to use Google search in the Edge Browser.

Similarly, we can change the default search engine in the Edge browser on a desktop PC. Like the Edge for Android, you have pre-defined options to choose the search engine. You can also configure your custom search engine with a desktop browser.

Which is your new default search engine in the Edge Android browser? Why do you prefer to use it?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical; however, his passion for technology and gadgets has made him a digital & tech geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems and creating digital solutions. His favorite browser is Google Chrome. Follow him on Twitter.

4 thoughts on “How to Change Default Search Engine in Edge for Android”

  1. By all appearances, they’ve since removed this option. If there’s another way to accomplish this, I’m sure many people would like to know what it is!

    1. Thank you, Brett! I see they’ve moved the option under Advanced Settings > Search > Default search engine.

      I’ve made the changes to the article.

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