This article will show you you set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on iOS (iPhone and iPad) as long as you have iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 installed in your device. Apple recently released this new functionality with iOS 14 that allows users to change the default browser from Apple Safari to any other like Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge for iOS is one of the best browsers as it offers more features than the in-built one. Previously, an iOS user couldn’t change the default browser because of internal restrictions. However, many people often want to opt-out of Safari. If you are one of them, now you can change your default browser on Windows and Mac.
What happens when you set Edge as the default browser on iOS
When you click on a link in a document or email, Apple Safari browser opens the webpage, by default. However, many folks do not want to keep using Safari since there are some other favorite browsers as well. If you set Microsoft Edge as the default browser, your phone will open all links in that browser by default.
Set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on iPhone
To set Microsoft Edge as the default browser on iOS (iPhone and iPad), follow these steps-
- Open the Settings app on your mobile.
- Scroll down to the bottom and select Edge from the list.
- Open Default Browser App option.
- Select Edge from the list.
First, make sure that you have downloaded Microsoft Edge from the App Store and it is installed on your mobile. After that, open the Settings app in your mobile and scroll down to the bottom. Here you can find the Edge logo that you need to tap on.
Following that, find out the Default Browser App option, and tap on it.
Now you can see all the installed browsers on your screen.
To use Microsoft Edge as the default browser on your iOS mobile, select the Edge from the list.
That’s all! From now onward, your phone will open all links in the Microsoft Edge browser without any restriction.
Important note: Some users have reported that restarting the device might reverse the change. Maybe it is a bog and hopefully, an update will fix this issue soon.