Set default search engine and site search shortcuts

You can use the address bar (omnibox) to search the web. In some countries, Google Search is Chrome's default search engine. In others, you may be asked to choose your default search engine. You can change your default search engine anytime.

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Set your default search engine

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Search engine.
  4. Select the search engine 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:

  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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