New iOS 14 features: how to change Safari for Chrome as default browser

New iOS 14 features: how to change Safari for Chrome as default browser
To some developers' surprise Apple gave them just a day of warning that it will be announcing the iOS 14 release to current iPhones at the September 15 "Time Flies" event, instead of waiting for the iPhone 12 in October.

People with iPhones and iPads, however, were more than pleased that they don't have to wait for the next iPhone iteration to get the iOS 14 goods like the ability to swap default apps like Safari or Mail for, say, the Chrome for iOS 85.0.4183.109 update from from 10 Sep 2020 that was the first update to support that feature.

Change your iPhone's stock browser from Safari to Chrome in iOS 14


There, one can find an option in the iOS 14 public beta settings to swap its default browser Safari for Chrome, something that Apple promised is coming with several of its stock iOS apps. 

Here's how to change Safari with Chrome as the default browser on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Download and install the latest version of Chrome for iOS from the App Store.
  2. Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad, search for 'Chrome', or scroll down to the Chrome app settings.
  3. In Chrome's settings page, chose the 'Default browser' option, then switch the checkmark from Safari to Chrome.
  4. Tab on a link in a website, and chose to open with Chrome.
  5. That's it, your links will now open with Google's Chrome browser, instead of Safari.


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