Web browsers on your iPhone will typically use a default search engine for queries that you type into the bar at the top of the screen. In Edge these searches occur in Bing, so you may be wondering how to change the default search engine in the Edge iPhone app.
Like many of the more popular browsers on the iPhone, Microsoft Edge provides a number of different options and settings that you can use to customize the app.
If you type a search term into the address bar at the top of the screen you can perform a search for that term. If you’ve never changed the search engine setting, then this search will occur in Bing.
But if you would prefer to use a different search engine for this, you have the ability to do so.
Our guide below will show you how to change Edge’s default search engine on an iPhone.
How to Change the Default Search Engine in the Edge iPhone App
- Open Edge.
- Touch the three dots button.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Advanced settings.
- Tap Search engine.
- Choose Others.
- Touch the desired search engine, then tap Done.
Our article continues below with additional information on changing the default search engine in Edge, including pictures of these steps.
How to Switch the Default Edge iPhone Search Engine
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 14.3. I am using the most current version of the Edge app that was available when this article was written.
Step 1: Open the Edge app.
Step 2: Touch the button with three dots at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select Settings at the top-right of this menu.
Step 4: Choose the Advanced settings option.
Step 5: Tap the Search engine button at the top of the screen.
Step 6: Select Others.
Step 7: Touch the default search engine you wish to use, then tap Done at the top-right of the screen.
This will not affect the search engine behavior for other browser apps that you may use, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
You can always using the Bing search engine by navigating directly to bing.com. The steps in this article only affect searches that are performed from the address bar.
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