The Edge browser for Android phones is defaulted 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 bing.com. As Edge for Android is a proprietary browser of Microsoft, so is Bing.com as a search engine.
However, you can do the same if you want to replace the default search engine from Bing.com with something else like google.com or duck.com.
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.
I use Google.com 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 Bing.com search.
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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 google.com. 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:
- Launch the Microsoft Edge for the Android.
- Tap on the More menu icon for options.
- Tap on the Settings menu.
- Scroll down to the General section.
- From the list, select the Select search engine option — set to bing.com.
- Select the radio button to any alternative search engine like google.com or duckduckgo.com, or yahoo.com.
- 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.
Watch the video demo on how to change the search engine in the edge android phone.
The Edge for Android phones can 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 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 computer. 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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