Change your browser app

iOS devices come with Apple’s Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on older iOS versions (< 14), you can’t set a different browser as the default, so when you tap links in emails or messages, Safari will open them—but most apps let you lightly tap-and-hold on links to copy the address to paste it into an alternative browser of your choice.

If you’re running iOS 14, iPadOS 14, or higher, you can set any third-party browser as the default on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Install your replacement browser app.

  • In the Settings menu, locate the section for the browser you’d like to set as your default.

  • If it has been updated to support Apple’s default browser switching feature, you will find a “Default Browser App” option in its settings.

  • Tap to make it the default. A checkmark appears to confirm it’s the default.