How to Change Search Engine on iPhone


Read this guide to know how to change search engine on iPhone: from Google to Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo in iOS Safari.

June 30, 2015


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The default search engine of Safari on iPhone is Google. There is no need to change the search engine if you are into Google Search, or you may want to change a different one on your iPhone. With iOS 8, you can choose to switch your browser's default search engine from Google to something else like Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo.

- Google: The default search engine. It returns results from Google in your local territory.

- Bing: Microsoft's alternative to Google Search.

- Yahoo: It is built by Yahoo. The results will be similar to Bing for Yahoo is powered by Bing.

- DuckDuckGo: A new option that is available in iOS 8. It proclaims itself to be the "search engine that focuses on smarter answers, less clutter, and real privacy."

Also Read: How to Sync Safari Bookmarks to iPhone >

How to Change Search Engine on iPhone

Step 1. Go to the home screen of your iPhone, tap on the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap on Safari.

Step 3. Tap on Search Engine.

Step 4. Select a new Search Engine like Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo.

How to Change Search Engine on iPhone

How to Change Search Engine on iPhone

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You can still use other search engine even if you set one as default for the search field. Just enter the URL (,,, etc.) in Safari and you can use any one to get the results as you want.

The Bottom Line

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