With iOS 14, Apple finally lets you choose which browser you want to use by default, allowing you to opt out of Safari if you prefer to use a third-party alternative like Chrome or Edge. Apple also allows iPhone users to change their default email application in the updated operating system.
To be candidates for the default browser, developers had to update their applications. All browsers are still required to use WebKit as their primary browsing mechanism, which means that the main differences between them will be their user interfaces and the way they sync with other platforms, not how they basically display the web. pages. There is currently only a limited selection of browsers that can be set by default on the iPhone.
Here is a list of alternative default browsers that we can verify:
- Edge, end
Remarkably missing from this list are the iOS version of Brave (although the company has confirmed that the latest version of its browser is currently undergoing Apple̵
At the time of writing, there appears to be an iOS 14 error that returns your browser to Safari by default when your device restarts. Apple has not yet responded to our request for comment on the bug, but we expect it to be corrected with an upcoming fix for iOS.
To change your default browser, go to the Settings app, then scroll down to the browser you want to be the default. Click on it and you will see the “Default browser application” option if it meets the default conditions.