How to Change Default Search Engine in Edge for Android?

Learn how to default change the search engine in Microsoft Edge for Android. We can replace the search bar results from Bing.com to Google or DuckDuckGo.

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

However, if you want to replace the default search engine from bing.com with something else like google.com or duck.com, then you have the option to do the same.

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.

Related: How to Change Search Engine in Edge on Computer?

I personally use google.com as my default search engine in all the browsers. I really 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 bing.com search.

How to Change the Search Engine in Edge Android?

Changing the default search engine in the edge (chromium) for the android browser will replace these search bar results. If you have changed to the google search engine, henceforth, any phrase that you search in the Edge URL search bar will yield results from google.com. The change search engine in the edge is a really helpful 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 horizontal 3dots icon menu icon for options.
  3. Tap on the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down to the Advanced section and tap on the Search tab.
  5. From the list, select the default search engine option — set to bing.com.
  6. Select the radio button to any alternative search engine like google.com or duckduckgo.com or yahoo.com.
  7. Close and relaunch the Edge browser.

Default search engine Edge Android

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.

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How to Change default Search Engine in Edge for Android?

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Bottom Line: Edge Android Change Search Engine

The Edge (chromium) for Android phones has the option to change and choose a search engine. It is set with Bing.com 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 set my default search engine as Google at all times. It is easy to use and yields the best results for me. For this reason, I love the change search engine in edge feature that is available to use for us!

Similarly, we can also change the default search engine in Edge (chromium) browser on a desktop PC. Just like the Edge for Android, you have pre-defined options to choose the search engine. You can also configure your own 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?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
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4 Responses

  1. Brett L says:

    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!

    • Kushal Azza says:

      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.

  2. Matth says:

    How can I set it do a search engine that is not listed? I don’t like any of those options.

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hi Matth, as of now, there is no option to add a custom search engine on the Edge Android browser. I think that a great option to have and standout ahead of Chrome Android.

      However, you can find the option to set a custom search engine on Edge computer.

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