71805 How do I set a default search engine? Rich Hall iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-03-21 May-June 2011 3 3 130 Internet Searching the Web iPad iPhone iPod Touch Web

imageWhen you open Safari, you see the address bar at the top of the screen, and next to it you see the search bar. The search bar has the word Google in it because Google is the default search engine for iOS devices. If you prefer Yahoo! or Bing, you can change this default with a few easy steps:

1. Open Settings >Safari and tap on Search Engine.

2. Tap on the search engine you'll like to use: Google, Yahoo! or Bing.

3. Go back to Safari and look at the search window. The name of the search engine should be displayed.


Change your default search engine to Google, Yahoo!, or Bing.