Apple iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 launched this week, introducing many new features to the company’s smartphones and tablets – including the option to change your default browser and default email apps for services like Chrome or Outlook to handle default connections , instead of Apple’s own Safari and Mail applications. Here is a list of available third-party browsers on iOS 14.
As for email, the options available are a bit thinner at the moment. Third-party developers will need to update their apps before they can be selected as the default option on iOS 14. Due to sensitive information in email communication, Apple has told developers that email apps because they are a critical path for communication, “Must meet specific functional criteria aimed at providing personal and accurate access to users.”
For now, here is a list of alternate default browsers that we can confirm:
If you want to change your default mail app to one of the following alternatives, go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and then find the specific email app you want to set as your default. Touch the setting inside that reads “Default Mail Application,” and then touch the selected application. Regardless of the settings of the app you’re opening, other available email apps (at least those that support the new default settings for iOS 14) will also appear as options.
Gmail in particular is missing from the list, but Google announced on Friday that you will be able to set Gmail as your default email app in the coming days. It’s unclear when other email apps like Edison Mail and Yahoo will update their iPhone apps to support the new iOS 14 default option. But Apple gave developers a one-day notice when iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will be available to users, that it may take some time.
With iOS 14 you have an easier way to access your Google apps and get more done on your iPad and iPhone. Learn how → https://t.co/oSmZ1SMHDj
✔️ Add a Google search gadget to your home screen
✔️ Set Chrome as your default browser
✔️ Set Gmail as your default email app (coming soon)
– Google (@Google) September 18, 2020
While typing in iOS 14, there is an error that is worth noting that it resets your browser and default mail application to Safari and Apple Mail if you restart iPhone. So be sure to go back to the settings and change your default settings again in case you restart your device.