iOS 14 allows third-party web browsers and email clients to become the default, so if you really don’t like Safari and Apple Mail, you now have other options.
With the latest Google Chrome update now available in the App Store, you can change your default browser from Safari to Google Chrome on iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to do it …
With iOS 14, Apple added system support for third-party web browsers and e-mail applications. In the future, they may open even more categories.
The default web browser will be used when touching a link in any application. Up to iOS 14 you can have an alternative browser like Google Chrome, but the connection actions will always open in Safari. Here̵
How to set Google Chrome as the default browser on iPhone
- Download the latest version of Google Chrome from the App Store.
- Open the Settings app and open the Google Chrome settings page.
- Touch “Default browser application”.
- Touch Chrome.
With this kit, any application that triggers standard activity with an open URL will now direct the system to open Google Chrome instead of Safari.
If you ever change your mind, you can go back to Settings and change your default browser back to Safari. If you want to use a different third-party browser other than Chrome, you’ll need to wait for the developer to update their app. The same goes for changing e-mail applications: so far we haven’t seen any compatible e-mail applications display this feature.
Obviously, all this requires the installation of iOS 14 or iPadOS 14. Right now we are on iOS 14 for beta 8 developers. Apple is expected to release iOS 14 publicly to all users later in September, with a release date likely to be announced as part from the Apple Event next week.
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