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How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Android?

Chrome Browser has Google as its default search engine but that does not mean that you cannot change the search engine for Chrome Browser. Chrome allows you to change the default search engine from Google to others such as Bing, Opera, etc. To do so, you need to open the Chrome browser and go to the settings. From there click on the Search engine and now select the search engine that you want to use as the default one.

Google is the default search engine in the Chrome browser for ages. However, you can opt out of Google search and switch to something else link Bing Search, Yahoo Search, or the Privacy engine — DuckDuckGo.com.

I personally use the default search engine google.com in chrome android. It’s not that I do not like the privacy, but google as the chrome search engine is far better and provides accurate results compared to the others.

It’s our own choice whether to use the default browser or choose an alternative. You can enable and improve the privacy settings within chrome android. For instance, my father is always looking for alternatives to the default search engine so that he can experiment with the features of the other engines.

The process of changing the android search engine is quite simple and it will automatically replace Google with the selected alternative search engine.

Related: How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Computer?

After switching, if you search for anything in the Chrome search bar, then the result will appear from the new search engine.

How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Android?

Google search is set as the default search engine in Chrome for Android. But, we can easily change it to other available options like Bing, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo.

Here are the steps on how to change the search engine on Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Chrome on Android phone
  2. Tap onvertical 3dots icon for Options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
    Settings in Google Chrome for Android
  4. Tap on the Search engine tab.
    Chrome Android Search Engine Settings
  5. The default is selected to Google.
  6. Choose the desired alternative search engine – say DuckDuckGo.
    Google Chrome DuckDuckGo Search Engine

That’s it. Your chrome search engine has been changed to whatever you’ve selected from the available options.

If you navigate back to the Chrome browser home and search for any term or keyword, the search result will not appear from Google, instead, it will appear from different search engines.

Google is my favorite chrome search engine, however, if I have to choose an alternative then I would go with DuckDuckGo.

Video Tutorial To Change Search Engine in Chrome

Watch this video demo on how to change the search engine from Google search to DuckDuckGo on Chrome for Android. In the demo, I searched, and results appeared from DuckDuckGo.

How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line: Chrome Android Search Engine

You get all the options and preferences to choose your favorite web search engine from the available list. Though the chrome browser defaults to the google search engine, however, you can change the search engine according to your requirements. Unfortunately, you cannot add a new or custom search engine in chrome android.

With the help of changing the search engine option on chrome, I was able to teach my father how to change the default search engine to one of his choices. he was extremely happy and loved experimenting with the other alternatives!

Similarly, you can also change the search engine on a chrome computer. You can choose from the available search engine options and also add a custom search engine.

Which search engine do you prefer to use on your browser? If you’ve changed the search engine, what is your new default search engine?

FAQs

How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Android?

To change the Search Engine in Chrome Android, you need to first open the Chrome browser and go to settings>Searcb engines. Now select the search engine that you want to use as default for Chrome Android.

Can I change the default Search Engine in Chrome Android?

Yes, you can easily change the Default Search Engine in Chrome Android.

What are the steps to make Bing the Search Engine in Chrome Android?

If you want to change the default search engine of Chrome to Bing then you need to open the chrome browser on your Android device. Now, click on the three dots and go to settings>Search engines. Now tap on Bing from the different search engines available.

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

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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4 thoughts on “How to Change Search Engine in Chrome Android?”

  1. Oliver Clozoff

    My default search engine is set to Google, but when I put in a search, it switches to Bing. How do I stop this? I’m on an LG G6 Android phone.

  2. Editor Staff

    Seems like a bloatware or malware app is changing your device settings. Is your phone rooted by any chance? Consider resetting your chrome browser.

  3. David

    Doesn’t really cover what to do if you want an engine that’s not on the list. For example, I want Google (UK) because using a localised Google engine has a big effect on the relevance of results.

    1. Editor

      Hi David, Google is smart enough to show the results based on your location proximity (if you have allowed Google to read your current location). However, Chrome for Android doesn’t allow to add or customize the search engine addresses as it does in Chrome computer.

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