How To Make Chrome Default Browser & Google Default Search Engine

How To Make Chrome Default Browser & Google Default Search Engine

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In the older days, people didn’t have many choices. But with technological advancement, things have changed. We are now bombarded with endless choices, be it choosing a school, college, food, phone, PC, or anything. Likewise, you can decide which browser or search engine to use.

If Google is your favorite, you might want to make Chrome your default browser and Google the default search engine, right?

It doesn’t matter which browser or device you are using. Here’s how to set Chrome as a default browser and set Google as the default search engine.

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How to Make Chrome Default Browser?

To make Google Chrome your default browser on Mac, follow step by step instructions below:

Mac

  1. On your Mac machine, launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Now click the three stacked dots at the top right corner.
  3. Click Settings from the drop-down list.
  4. In the left pane, click the “Default browser” section > click Make default.

Note: If you do not see the option, it means Google Chrome set as the default browser.

To make Chrome your default browser on Windows, follow step by step instructions below:

Windows 10

  1. Press Windows key + I to open Windows Settings.
  2. Clicks Apps / Apps & features option
  3. Now click Default apps from the left pane.
    default apps in windows, make Chrome as default browser
  4. Here, under the “Web browser section,” you will see the default browser (usually it is Microsoft Edge).
  5. Now, click Google Chrome in the “Choose an app” window.

That’s it. Now you can use Chrome as your default browser.

Additionally, for quick access, pin Chrome to the taskbar.

To do so open Chrome > right-click the icon present in taskbar > select Pin to taskbar.
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This way, you will be able to Google Chrome easily.

Android

  1. Open Android Settings  > Apps
  2. Tap Chrome from the list > Set as default
    set as default chrome in android, how to set google as default search engine
  3. To confirm head back to the Apps section.
  4. Tap three stacked dotes > Default apps.
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  5. Here, you will be able to see Chrome listed.

Note: Since Android is an open operating system name of option might vary, but they will be somewhat similar.

iPhone/iPad

Unluckily, iPhone or iPad users cannot make Chrome your default browser. But there’s a workaround, you can add it to your dock. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. First, make some room for the Chrome browser on your dock.
  2. To do so, select and & hold an app on the dock and drag it, release it on the home screen.
  3. Afterward, touch & hold the Chrome app icon and drag it to the dock.
  4. Press the Home button.

That’s it now you will be able to use Chrome easily without any hassle.

But what about making Google the default search engine?

Wait, we are coming to it. To know how to set Google as default search engine follow step by step instructions for each browser as listed below.

How to Make Google Default Search Engine

Wish to get search results from only Google each time you search? Here’s how you can set it as your default search engine in a different browser.

Google Chrome

Steps to set Google as the default search engine in Chrome on Windows 10

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click three horizontal dots > Settings.
  3. Select the Search engine option from the left pane.
    chrome search engine, how to set google as default browser
  4. Afterward, look at the right side and click the down arrow next to the Search engine used in the address bar.
    search engine used in address bar
  5. Select Google.

That’s it. Google will now be your search engine.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge 79 & higher versions

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Look for three horizontal dots at the top right corner.
  3. Choose Settings > Privacy and Services.
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  4. Scroll to the bottom and click Address bar.
    manage search engine in Microsoft edge
  5. In “Search engine used in the address bar” drop-down, select Google.
    select google in dropdown menu of edge

Microsoft Edge 44 & lower

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Visit https://www.google.com
  3. Next, click three horizontal dots present at the top right corner.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. From the left pane, click “Advanced.Microsoft Edge 44 & lower in advance option
  6. Scroll down and look for Address bar search.
    change search provider in Microsoft edge
  7. Here, click Change search provider.
  8.  Select Google Search > Set as default.
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Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. In the small search bar in the top right of your browser, click Search.
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  3. Click Change Search Settings.
  4. Under “Default Search Engine,” select Google.
    Default Search Engine select in firefox

Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Click the search bar > magnifying glass.
  3. Select Google.

That’s it.

Android browser

  1. Launch the web browser you use.
  2. Tap three stacked dots > Settings
    settings in android browser
  3. Tap Search engine
    select search engine google
  4. Select Google.
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Hooray, you now have Google as a default search engine.

This is all for now. We hope to use these simple steps you can set Chrome as default browser and Google as a default search engine. If you face any problem in doing either, please do leave us a comment. However, if you found the information helpful and useful, leave your feedback.

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