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Set your default search engine

You can use the address bar (omnibox) as a search box. It automatically uses Google, but you can set another default search engine instead.

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Set your default search engine

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Basics," tap Search engine.
  4. Select the search engine you want to use.

Using Google as your default search engine

When Google is your default search engine, your location is used for your searches in the address bar and on Google. Learn more about sharing your location.

To stop using your location in searches, turn off Chrome's access to your location:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the settings app.
  2. Find and tap Chrome.
  3. Tap Location and then Never.

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