When users enter a search term in Safari to iOS, the application displays Google search results. That’s because the company pays Apple billions (!) of dollars every year to be the default search engine for Apple products. However, your iPhone does not prevent you from replacing it with another one. There are many reasons why someone would not want to use Google’s service. This includes having more private options that even let you disable ads for free, like DuckDuckGo. Here’s how to change the default search engine on Safari for iOS.
How to Change the Default Search Engine on Safari for iOS
- Launch it Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and click Safari.
- You can choose Google, yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGoor Ecosia. Select the one you want as your default search engine.
- So ! Now when you search in Safari, you get results on the website you chose. You can replace it with another at any time.
Personally, I use DuckDuckGo by default because, as I mentioned, it’s more private and allows me to opt out of ads in search results. Different users will have other reasons for choosing their primary search engine. The Cupertino giant lets you choose between five popular options. Rumors have surfaced in the past about the possibility of Apple releasing its own search engine. However, there are no expectations or signs of when (and if) we will eventually see it.
Depending on my usage, sometimes Google provides more accurate search results. Additionally, it lets you include personalized results that pull private data from other Google services you use. As someone who doesn’t rely on what the company offers, this feature is useless to me. While DuckDuckGo is not as accurate than Google, it still works great for quick, everyday searches.
Which search engine do you use the most and why? Let us know in the comments section below.