How to Change iPhone Default Search Engine

Your iPhone is equipped with the default safari browser that should be familiar to you as you browse websites using safari browser. The default search engine that comes with iPhone is Google search engine. Google is often considered a great search engine to find anything on the web and is very good at answering local queries such as finding a local restaurant or convenience store. If you use Google on the desktop web then the iPhone default search option of Google search engine should be fine and adequate. However, if you are interested in using mother search engine on your iPhone, you can change iPhone default search engine to Yahoo or Bing. Note that as of 2012 Yahoo Search is being powered by Microsoft Bing. Follow the simple steps outlined below to change default search engine in iPhone.

How to Change iPhone Default Search Engine

1. Search for the Settings icon in your iPhone. The icon looks like this iPhone Settings Icon. It is typically located in the home screen and has a gear icon.

iPhone Settings Home Screen

iPhone Settings Home Screen

2. Choose Safari to change iPhone default search engine
iPhone Settings Safari Options
iPhone Settings Safari Options

3. The Safari options will display your current default Search Engine. It will mostly be Google. Choose Search Engine.

iPhone Safari Settings
iPhone Safari Settings

4. Google is ticked as the iPhone default search engine, we will choose Bing as our new default search engine. You can also pick Yahoo

iPhone Safari Change Default Search Engine

iPhone Safari Change Default Search Engine

5. You have successfully changed the iPhone default search engine to Bing. Now, next time you search in Safari browser, your results will automatically be displayed from Bing.

Change Default Search Engine in iPhone

Change Default Search Engine in iPhone

Change iPhone Default Search Engine

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