Among the many new iOS 14 features, one of the more interesting ones is the ability to change default apps for web browsers and email clients. This means you will be able to change your default web browser from Safari, and your default email app from Mail. That’s pretty neat right? However, before you can do this the app developers need to actually update their apps to support the new feature. So far, Chrome and Edge have started supporting the feature, but Edge’s implementation is still in beta. Anyway, here is how to set Chrome/ Edge as the default browser on your iPhone with iOS 14.
How to Set Chrome as the Default Browser in iOS 14
Note: I will be showing you how to do this with Google Chrome because I don’t use Edge beta on my iPhone. However, the procedure will be the same for Edge as well.
- Go to Settings. Here, scroll down to the list of third party apps that show up, and tap on ‘Chrome’.
- Tap on the field that reads “Default Browser App“. Here, select ‘Chrome‘ from the list.
That’s it, you have successfully set Google Chrome as the default browser on your iPhone. If you use Edge Beta, you can follow the same steps for setting it up as the default browser as well. Hopefully, the feature will soon graduate from the Beta channel to the Stable channel for Microsoft Edge as well, and we will be able to set it up as the default browser without needing the Beta version.
Easily Change Your Default Browser in iOS 14
Well, that is how you can easily change your default browser in iOS 14. As I mentioned before, as of this writing you can only do this with Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but hopefully more browsers will join the list soon and you will be able to set them as your default web browser as well. So, what do you think about this new feature? Have you set up Chrome or Edge as your default browser on your iPhone? Or are you fine sticking with Safari? Let us know in the comments down below.