iOS 17.4.1: How to Change Default Search Engine in Safari on iPhone, iPad

Now you can change the default browser on the iPhone and iPad, its not necessary to keep the Safari as your default browser, learn how to do.

Hi friends, today here I’m going to explain to you how to Change the Default Search Engine in Safari in iOS on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch? By default, all brand new iPhone and iPad comes with the default search engine Bing. In more, sometimes after resetting all settings most of the customized settings are removed, and sets all the default values. But for those guys who don’t like Bing, don’t worry.

The brand Apple offers alternative three search engines for the Safari browser, and it is respectively Google, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo. To make the change in safari settings on your latest iOS running iDevice then following a quick guide will help you.

Guide to Change Default Search Engine in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Change Default Search Engine in Safari in iOS on iPhone iPad iPod touch
In Latest Update you will more search engine options, Baidu, Yandex, Sogou, 360 Search..
  • Step #1. Launch the Settings App looks like a Gear icon on your iOS device home screen.
  • Step #2. Navigate Safari.
Tap on Safari Settings on iPhone
  • Step #3. Tap on Search Engine under the SEARCH section.
Tap on Search Engine on iPhone iOS 11 or later
  • Step #4. Here you can appear on Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. Out of all, Bing comes as a default search engine.

in iOS 14.3 and later update – Apple added one more new search engine into the list called Ecosia, so users can utilize something new if they want.

Even, if you are using google chrome a little bit along with Apple’s Safari browser, then you should learn google chrome for iOS tips and tricks, I hope, it will be worth it for you. especially when safari comes with a bug in the iOS update (for instance, safari crashing on your iPhone or iPad often).

Bing is a default search engine of safari on iPhone iPad iPod touch

Now settings a default search engine just tap on a search engine name, and you will appear tick mark next to your selected engine.

That’s it!

For instance, on my iPhone 11 Pro and iPad Pro 10.5, I always use Google as a default search engine. Cause according to my opinion it gives me the perfect result of my search query. But by the way, if you like other search engines instead of Google then you can set Bing, or Yahoo, or DuckDudckGo for your Phone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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That’s it.

Now, ever you open your safari browser and searching for anything then you can get the result from DuckDuckGo.

Want to add another search engine? that Not Given in the List of Default Search Engine, Under the Safari Settings page (Go to the “Settings” > “Tap on Safari” > “Quick Website Search), you can find another option called: “Quick Website Search” –

That saves any live website webpage using URL. This Quick Websites Search Shortcuts are added automatically by searching within a Website. Apple is improving more in the future with some smart security preventions.

Please give us a reply in the comment box. What search engine provides you the best result or which one is you would like most?

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