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How to set Chrome as the default browser



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With a market share of 64 percent on mobile devices and 67 percent for desktop / laptop in 2019, Google Chrome is currently the most widely installed web browser. This lets you set Chrome as the default browser for your device.

Learn how to set Chrome as the default web browser for Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS in this guide.

Note: To set Chrome as your default browser, you must first download and install it. Windows and MacOS can download it from the Google website, while iOS and Android use the corresponding app stores.

Set Google Chrome as your default browser on Windows

Open System Preferences by pressing the Windows key + I and then clicking "Apps". "

 Open the app settings and click

. In the left pane, click "Default Apps."

 Click

In the Web Browser section, click your current default browser, scroll through the list, and select "Google Chrome."

 Under Web Browser, click the current default, and then in the list that appears, click Google Chrome.

Close settings and you're done. Chrome is now your default web browser.

Setting Google Chrome as the default browser on macOS

Start Chrome and click Chrome> Preferences on the menu bar, or press Cmd + to go directly to the Settings menu.

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If you do not see the "Set as default" button, Chrome is already your default web browser.

Google Chrome as Set default browser for iPhone / iPad (type of)

You can not override the default browser for iOS or iPadOS – without jailbreaking – You can greatly simplify access to Google Chrome by adding the app to your device's app dock. [19659003] Make room on the dock by removing an app to free up space by holding an app on dock la Press until the symbol begins to wobble and an "X" is displayed. Then drag the app up and release it on the home screen.

 iOS iPadOS Long press Move App

Hold down the Chrome app, then drag it to the dock and release it.

 iOS iPadOS Move App to Dock

Tap "Done" in the upper right corner to save your changes.

 iOS iPadOS Tap Done to Save

If this is not quite the case for you and you still do not feel like jailbreaking, you can use the built-in Shortcuts app to Automate opening process.

First, add the "Open" command in Chrome "shortcut to your device. Once you're in the app, the link will be added to the phone or tablet sharing sheet.

The next time you open a link in Safari, tap the sharing button at the bottom of the browser. Scroll down the sharing sheet and select "Open in Chrome." The URL of the webpage is copied to the clipboard and then pasted into the Chrome app and opened.

 iOS iPadOS Sharing Sheet Open in Chrome

Set Google Chrome as the default browser for Android

On most Android phones, Google Chrome is preinstalled as the default Web browser by default. However, some devices have custom ROMs that override the default settings of the browser. You may need to install Google Chrome from the Play Store if it is not already installed.

Then, open the Android Settings app, scroll until you see "Apps" and tap it.

 Open your Settings app and tap

. Now tap on "Standard Apps".

 Tap

Scroll until you see the setting labeled "Browser" and tap it Choose your default browser.

 Scroll down and touch

Select "Chrome" in the list of browsers.

 Tap Chrome in the list.

You can close the settings. The next time you tap a link, it'll open in Chrome.


That's all. Now, when you open a link from an external app, Chrome will be the default web browser for the job.


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