If you're new to iPhone, get helpful tips to use Chrome with this step-by-step guide.

Make Chrome your default browser

If you make Chrome your default browser, any links you click will open automatically in Chrome.

Set Chrome as your default web browser

If you don't have Google Chrome on your computer yet, first download and install Chrome.

Windows 11
  1. On your computer, click the Start menu .
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Apps and then Default Apps.
  4. Click Google Chrome.
  5. Under each file type or link type you want to change, click the current setting.
    • For the best Chrome experience on Windows 11, be sure to make Chrome default browser for any of the following file or link types that appear on your computer: .htm, .html, .shtml, .xhtml, http, and https.
  6. Click Google Chrome and then OK.
  7. To exit, close the settings window.
Windows 10
  1. On your computer, click the Start menu Start menu.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Open your default apps:
    • Original version: Click System and then Default apps.
    • Creators Update: Click Apps and then Default apps.
  4. At the bottom, under "Web browser," click your current browser (typically Microsoft Edge).
  5. In the "Choose an app" window, click Google Chrome.

To easily open Chrome later, add a shortcut to your taskbar:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the Windows taskbar at the bottom, right-click on Chrome.
  3. Click Pin to taskbar.

For more help, watch this step-by-step video (1:00):

Setting up Chrome on Windows 10
Windows 8 and below
  1. On your computer, click the Start menu Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and then Default Programs and then Set your default programs.
  4. On the left, select Google Chrome.
  5. Click Set this program as default.
  6. Click OK.
Mac
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "Default browser" section, click Make default.
    • If you don't see the button, Google Chrome is already your default browser.

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