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How To Change The Default Browser On Android, iOS and Windows

By KWS Adams Sep5,2022
Change the default browser in Android

Changing the default browser allows you to switch to the preferred browsing app of choice on Android, Windows, and iOS devices. Whether on iPhone 13/12/11, iPad, iPod, Mac, Samsung A53, Windows 10/11, etc, such changes allow the user to maximize usage of the choice of browser including installation of extensions, plugins, add-ons, themes, etc.

Different browsers have different limitations, just like they do have the good about them. For example, some will lag when playing video, others will not fully load pages with multiple tabs open; others will limit you on the extensions to install, others will consume a lot of storage space, others won’t support multi-device synchronization, etc.

That is why changing to that browser that supports your device activities is one way to maximize the use of your Samsung A23, iPhone 13/12/11, or Windows 11/10/8/7 device. If you want to change the default browser on Android, iOS 15, and Windows, follow the instructions below to switch to the preferred option that will give you peace of mind.

Change the default browser on Android

  • Tap “Apps”
  • Tap “Settings”
  • Tap “Apps”
  • Tap “Default Apps”
  • Tap “Browser App”
  • Choose “Your Preferred Browser”

Select your preference depending on what you want. If your smartphone is running Android OS 10 plus, you can use the search option in settings by typing the word “browser” and tapping on “Default browser app” results. You can then select the app of choice that gives you access to the internet in addition to displaying links that you tap on.

Change the default browser on iOS (iPhone 13)

  • Tap “Settings”
  • Tap “Default Browser”
  • Choose “Browser App” of choice

Your selection depends on what you want to set. You can choose between Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc. You are ready to enjoy everything including blocking an email address in Gmail once you make changes to your iPhone 15/14/13/12/11 including iPad and iPod tourch.

Change the default browser on Windows 10/11/7

  • Click “Start”
  • Click “Settings”
  • Click “Apps”
  • Click “Default Apps”
  • Click “Web Browser”
  • Choose “Your Preferred Browser”

You can choose between Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Brave, etc., depending on your choice and what you installed. The same procedure should be followed when manually switching browsers in Windows 11 with an option to launch settings using shortcut keys “Windows + I keys”

For Mac users, click the Apple icon >> System Preferences  >> General >> Default Browser App >> Choose preferred browser.

Alternative option

You can as well switch to another browser and manually make it default by launching Mozilla Firefox, for example, clicking settings, and checking the box on “default browser”. This setting is available in all OS including mobile and PC.

By KWS Adams

My name is KWS Adams . (Call me Kateregga). I am an IT addict who loves playing around with computers and internet. Computers help me try out different things while turning them into reality, while the internet powers me stay live online. Besides computers, I am a project planning and management professional with an Award obtained from MUK, one of the oldest and best Universities in Africa. Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. Find more on how to contact me using the contact me page.

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