Daily Tip: How to change Safari's default search engine

New to iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and trying to figure out how to change the default search engine to something other than Google? For many users Google is all but synonymous with search but if you prefer Yahoo! or Microsoft Bing, it's an easy change to make. And we'll show you how after the break!

If you want to change your default search engine from Google to Yahoo! or Bing, here's what to do:

  • From the home screen, tap on the Settings app
  • Tap on Safari.
  • Tap on Search Engine.
  • Select the new Search Engine.

Once you quit settings, your selection will remain the default Search Engine until you change it again.

Bonus Tip: Just because you set one search engine as default for the search field doesn't mean you can't use others. Just enter their URL (google.com, yahoo.com, bing.com, etc.) in Safari and you can use any one you wish, whenever you wish.

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