15 Best Tips and Tricks to Use DuckDuckGo on iPhone, iPad

🗓️ July 8, 2021 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Well, if you are tired of using Google but not yet able to find the best alternative to Google, this guide is for you. We’ve shown the best tips and tricks to use DuckDuckGo on iPhone. This will not force you to use even Safari; DuckDuckGo is a separate application available in App Store, works solely known for safeguarding the user’s security and privacy. Although, from the past few days, several iOS users recommending Apple add DuckDuckGo as iPhone’s default search engine, we don’t if it is ever going to happen.

This article is for the DuckDuckGo users or those who want to download the DuckDuckGo app; besides, we’ve also prepared an article for the best tips and tricks for Google Chrome on iPhone be much helpful.

15 Unique Tricks that you should know to Use DuckDuckGo on iPhone, iPad

Note: Please Make Sure to Update the DuckDuckGo App before following the article.

#1. How to Close Tabs and Erase Browsing History DuckDuckGo

One of the most impressive features that I love about DuckDuckGo is closing and clearing tabs. No matter how many tabs are currently active, it takes less than a second for you to remove them, with a fantastic fire effect that, of course, is a creating part that I’m talking about.


When you are done with browsing and need to clear tabs and browsing history, simply touch and hold the Fire Symbol in the middle, the bottom of the screen, and choose Close Tabs and Clear Data. A message Tabs and data cleared will appear notifying you.

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#2. How to Change Theme on DuckDuckGo

If I were you, the first thing I’ll search for after downloading the application on iPhone is Dark Mode. DuckDuckGo offers you three options to choose from, System Default, Light, and Dark. If you choose System Default, then the app will follow your iPhone’s settings, and if you don’t want to use the System Default Settings for Themes in DuckDuckGo, select from Light or Dark. Upon tapping, the app will immediately turn into the theme you’ve chosen, as simple as it is.

  1. Go to the DuckDuckGo App browser on your iOS.
  2. Tap on the three dots, if you are on some website or tap on Settings Gear on the upper-right corner if you are on Home Page.
  3. Select Theme, and choose whichever you want.How to Change Theme on DuckDuckGo iPhone iPad

#3. How to Bookmark Website on DuckDuckGo

If you found a website helpful and want to visit further, then bookmarking the website is the correct choice to access back again, without forgetting the website’s name. For me, it’s hard to remember websites, but this bookmark feature keeps track of my favorite websites so that I never miss an update from them.

  1. From the DuckDuckGo App, open the website that you would like to Bookmark.
  2. Tap on three dots on the top-right screen.
  3. Select Add to Bookmarks.

#4. How to Add Website into Favorites on DuckDuckGo

It is similar to Bookmarking the websites; however, if you feel like the Bookmark tab is getting full, few websites need to be given higher priority and then add them to the Favorites section. Alternatively, if you are professional and want to keep your personal and business interests differently, in that case, the Favorite section can be used to keep your personal interests and Bookmarks for professional work.

  1. Open the DuckDuckGo App.
  2. Go to the webpage to add it to the Favorite.
  3. On the upper-right corner, tap three dots.
  4. And select Add to Favorites.

#5. How to Share a Webpage to Someone Else on DuckDuckGo

We always share the website with friends and colleagues to help them learn something unique. Often sharing a website on a PC is easy, but not all the time we are on the computer; that’s why you should look at how to share a website on DuckDuckGo.

  1. Open the website to share on DuckDuckGo.
  2. Tap on three dots icon near the URL.
  3. Tap Share
  4. From the iPhone Sharing Sheet, select the App to share.
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#6. How to Find in a word in a webPage DDG

If you are looking for a particular phrase or word on the website, but don’t want to read the entire article for a single word, then use the Find in Page feature like Control+F in PC to search for a phrase.

  1. From the webpage, tap on the three dots to expand the menu.
  2. Then tap Find in Page.

#7. How to Make Website Fireproof in DuckDuckGo App

You might be thinking, what is the Fireproof Website option in DuckDuckGo? There are many instances where we have to sign in to websites to access data; however, when you clear browsing history, the sign-in data gets removed. To prevent this, DuckDuckGo offers a setting called Fireproof Website; when you enable it for a particular website, the sign-in data will stay safe. The cookies will remain in the DuckDuckGo app for that website.

  1. Navigate to the DuckDuckGo App.
  2. Go to the website on which you want to add Fireproof.
  3. Then on the top-right corner, tap on three dots and select Fireproof Website.

Alternatively, if you want to make Fireproof Websites without following tedious steps, here’s how it can be done.

  1. From the Home Page, tap on Settings Gear or tap on three dots on the upper-right corner and choose Settings.
  2. Under Privacy & Websites, tap Fireproof Websites.
  3. Enable When Signing in.
  4. On enabling this feature, the DuckDuckGo will ask you to make Fireproof Website when you visit and sign in to the website.

#8. How to Request Desktop Site on DuckDuckGo Search engine iOS App

In any instance, if you need to change the mobile website to the desktop site, like other browsers, DuckDuckGo lets you do so.

  1. Go to the DuckDuckGo App.
  2. Open the webpage that you want to make it to Desktop Site.
  3. Tap on the upper-right three dots and choose Request Desktop Site.
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#9. How to Report Site is Broken on DuckDuckGo

The DuckDuckGo App browser comes with a unique feature that helps the developer improve the website if you find it broken or not working. Here’s how to report site is broken.

  1. Tap on the three horizontal dots and choose the Report Broken Site.

#10. How to Print a Webpage on DuckDuckGo iOS Browser

The printing webpage is as simple as we used to do from computers. Connect the printer to the iPhone, and here’s how to print a webpage on DuckDuckGo on iPhone.

  1. After opening the webpage on the DuckDuckGo.
  2. Tap on the three dots on the top-right corner, and select Share.
  3. Then, choose the Print

#11. You Can Open Website from Another Browser into DuckDuckGo

With the latest update on DuckDuckGo, now you can open the website into DuckDuckGo. For instance, you’ve opened the website in the Safari app or any other web browser, but now you are no longer interested in using Safari. Then, right from the Safari App, that webpage can be redirected to the DuckDuckGo.

  1. On the Safari browser, tap on the Share icon next to the URL.
  2. Then select Open in DuckDuckGo.

#12. Rearrange Tabs in DuckDuckGo

It is often difficult to keep track of tabs after opening more than ten tabs in a row, but DuckDuckGo allows you to manage the tabs in your preference; you can keep the most used tabs in front least used at the end. To do so,

  1. Open the DuckDuckGo App.
  2. Touch and hold the tabs icon.
  3. Then, long-press the tab and reorder.
  4. Also from the same screen, if the tab is not useful then the Swipe tab to close it.

#13. Change App Icon Color

With App Icon Colors, DuckDuckGo took the customizability to the next level, and you can choose from a total of six App icons; all the hot colors are available, pick one that suits your iPhone’s home screen.

  1. Go to the DuckDuckGo App.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear, on the DuckDuckGo homepage.
  3. Select the App Icon.
  4. Pick the one.

#14. Lock DuckDuckGo using App Lock

The DuckDuckGo App has an inbuilt app lock feature available; it’ll use the iPhone’s Touch ID, System Passcode, or Face ID when anyone try to open the DuckDuckGo app.

  1. From the DuckDuckGo App’s home page, hit the Settings gear.
  2. Under Privacy & Security, turn ON Application Lock.

#15. Enable Open Links in their Associated Apps

Opening the related links in their associated apps makes it easy for us to access what we are looking for since we are already familiar with the app interface. So I’d recommend you enable this option.

  1. Navigate to the DuckDuckGo App.
  2. Tap on Settings gear.
  3. Scroll down to the end, and Toggle ON Open Links in their Associated Apps.
Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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