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
- On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app .
- Tap More Settings .
- Tap Search engine.
- Select the search engine that you want to use.
Recently visited and used search engines may be added as options for your default search engine.
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:
- On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
- Find and tap Chrome.
- Tap Location Never.