How to Make Chrome Your Default Browser on iPhone

Apple has always been reluctant to let people use third-party apps as defaults, but that changed with iOS 14. Making Chrome your default browser means any link shared with you will automatically open on Chrome instead of Safari.

The only requirement to make Chrome your default browser is to ensure you have the latest version, which we show you in this guide.

Note: The steps in this guide were taken on iOS 15.5.

Making Chrome Your Default Browser on iPhone

  1. Tap Settings.

    Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Chrome.

    Google Chrome Settings in the Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap Chrome.
  3. Tap Default Browser App.

    Default Browser App in the Settings
    Tap Default Browser App.
  4. Tap Chrome.

    Option to Make Chrome the Default Browser on the iPhone
    Tap Chrome to make it the default browser.
  5. If you want to change your default browser back to Safari, follow the steps above and tap Safari in the “Default Browser App” menu.

    Changing Default Browser Back to Safari on the iPhone
    Tap Safari to make it the default browser.

How to update Chrome to the latest version

You can check if your Chrome app is up-to-date by checking the App Store to see if there’s an update available. Here’s how to do it:

  1. On the home screen, tap App Store.

    App Store on the Home Screen
    Tap App Store.

     

  2. In the search bar, type “Chrome” and tap search.

    Searching for Google Chrome in App Store
    Tap Search.
  3. You’ll see Google Chrome listed below. If there’s an update available, the text “Open” will be replaced with “Update.” Tap the button, and once it’s finished downloading, you can follow the steps above to make it your default browser.

    Checking for Updates on the App Store
    If there’s an update available, instead of “Open,” it’ll say “Update.”

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