That said, you can use Gmail or Google Chrome – or whatever app of your choice – and leave Safari and Apple Mail behind for good. It’s a big step for the iPhone ($ 699 on Amazon) and iPad ($ 239 at Back Market) User, and one that was painfully overdue.
The process of switching your default mail and browser app is very simple, but also a bit hidden. Apple doesn’t make it as easy as Android, which has its own section for setting default apps. You need to know where to look and below we’ll show you where that is.
Before we start, you should know that there was an error in iOS 14
When starting iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for the first time, there was an error that reset your default app selection every time you restart your iPhone or iPad. Apple fixed the bug with iOS 14.0.1. If you are facing this problem, check for a software update on your phone or tablet and make sure you are up to date before you begin.
Set your standard email or your standard browser
After the app of your choice for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 has been updated and support has been set as the default app, here’s what you need to do:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Scroll down until you find the app you want to use. For example, find Google Chrome if you want it to be your main browser. Or Outlook if you want to use it as an email app. Then tap on it.
3. Either select the appropriate option Standard browser app or Standard email app.
4th Select the app and exit the settings.
With a new default app set, your preferred browser will open every time you click a link. Or tapping on an email address will launch your email app. It’s time Apple added this feature. If only this fix could be released, we wouldn’t have to keep rolling it back.
Standard apps aren’t the only hidden feature in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 – we found a lot. Of course, there are some headlining features that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad, and there are even some new ones.