While Google prefers Google as the default search engine in Chrome, there's a way to switch to the more DuckDuckGo-targeted search engine for all your browser needs. With DuckDuckGo, the company does not capture anything you're looking for or track it from other people, so you can effectively search anonymously from your iPhone or Android phone.
You can always use DuckDuckGo as the default search engine in Google Chrome A trick that temporarily adds it to the list of options. In Chrome Version 73 for Android and iOS, DuckDuckGo is one of the options that Google offers along with Bing, Yahoo, and yourself. This makes it much easier to switch to a search engine in Chrome that does not store your data, record your searches, or keep track of and track advertisers.
: Update Your Chrome Version
Before You If you can switch to DuckDuckGo, make sure you upgrade Chrome for iOS or Android to run version 73 or higher. If you're not up to date, you'll need to use the old trick to switch search engines. This is not as easy as selecting in step 3.
Step 2: Select DuckDuckGo as Search Engine  Now, whether you're using Android or iOS, the process is pretty much the same. With Chrome open, tap the horizontal or vertical ellipses button (•••) on the menu bar. Then tap "Settings" and then "Search Engine". Next, select "DuckDuckGo" and tap "Done" (on iOS) or the back button (on Android) to complete the process.
If you're running Android, you can further customize DuckDuckGo's permissions by tapping "Location and Notifications." In Notifications, you can customize all sorts of settings, from sounds to places Under "Location Access," you can allow the DuckDuckGo site to use your current location, and "Sound" lets you allow or block the sounds in DuckDuckGo.
The DDG may let you surf anonymously, but Google will collect some information, especially the websites you visit , So you want to sign out of your Google Account. To do this, tap the horizontal or vertical ellipse (•••) on the menu bar, choose Settings, choose your name above, and then click "Sign out of Chrome."
You can also turn off Chrome Sync, which updates all other devices that use Chrome with your Chrome activity. Tap the horizontal or vertical ellipse (•••) on the menu bar, choose Settings, choose your name above, and then click Sync. Disable the "Sync" option above. If you do not want to completely disable it, you can at least turn off "Sync everything" and turn off History, Open Tabs, and everything else you do not want sync to.
Option 3: Disable the Web and App Activity for Chrome  For the last option, you can instead restrict Chrome's ability to record your web activity. Just open the link below and uncheck the box next to "Include Chrome history and activity from websites, apps, and devices that use Google services." On the following page, tap "Pause." However, first read the information that Google provides to make sure that this is the right option for you.