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Change Default Search Engine in Chrome on iPhone & iPad

Are you interested in changing the default search engine in the Chrome app? Learn how to switch and manage search engines on your iPhone or iPad.

Google Chrome offers multiple search engines to choose from and set as default search. We can change the search engine from the Settings menu.

You can choose from the preset list of search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex, Yahoo, and others, which will be available even in address bar search.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to change the search engine in the Google Chrome app.

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Change the Default Search Engine

Google Search is the default search engine of the Chrome browser. However, if you want to change and switch to something else, say Microsoft Bing or DuckDuckGo, the browser allows you to do that. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu for options.
    Chrome iOS Options Menu and Settings Tab
  3. Select the Settings option from the list.
  4. Choose the Search Engine tab with the Settings screen.
    Chrome iOS Search Engine Settings
  5. Select the desired search engine you want to set.
    DuckDuckGo Search Engine in Chrome iOSThe selected search engine will new default search app.

Unfortunately, we can not add custom search engines or choose apart from the available in the browser.

Chrome iOS Default Search Engine Google

These available search engine options might change to reflect regional search engines, ex: in the United Kingdom — Yahoo! UK,, etc., similarly.

Bottom Line

Chrome browser gives multiple search engines option to choose from. The default search engine can be used to search internet from the address bar or omni search bar.

Similarly, you can also change the search engine on a Chrome computer. It also offers the option to add and set the custom search engine on the computer.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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