Whether on your smartphone or your computer, you surely have your favorite web browser. However, it is not necessarily configured as the default software in your operating system. Fortunately, the OS (almost) always offers a system to configure this, here is how to do it.
Whether it’s Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Opera, many web browsers are trying to become your favorite. Very often, choosing one on a medium also means adopting it on another to enjoy continuity and reinforce the coveted feeling of ecosystem.
Only problem, each operating system has its default web browser, Edge for Windows, Safari for Mac or Chrome and other browsers for Android according to the manufacturer of the smartphone. To configure your browser preferred instead of one of them, follow the guide!
Change your default browser on Android
For this tutorial, we used a Google Pixel 4 running Android 10, but whatever the brand of your smartphone, you should be able to find the menu Default applications.
On Android, unless the smartphone manufacturer has integrated its own browser, Google Chrome will very often be set as the default browser. Hundreds of competitors are available on the Play Store and if you find the rare pearl, it will be time to configure it in the settings.
In the smartphone settings, go to the menu Apps and notifications then in Default applications.
The menu of default applications allows you to manage these according to their usefulness. Whether for SMS, calls, the application launcher and above all: the Navigator. Choose this option and select your preferred browser from the list to set it as the new default browser!
The new default browser will now open all internet links that you will have to open. If it has a synchronization system, installing it also on your computer can quickly become obvious.
Change your default web browser on Windows 10
Microsoft forces, Edge is the basic browser of Windows 10, replacing Internet Explorer after years of good and loyal service. But the browser made in Redmond still suffers from huge competition.
To replace Edge with another browser, everything happens within Windows settings accessible from the start menu then in the menu Applications.
In the tab bar on the left, open the menu Default applications to configure all the software configured for different tasks and, obviously, there is the Web browser. Click on the default option to open the list of different browsers available, select your favorite and voila.
Windows users are used to changing the default web browser on their computer during the first configuration. However, Mac owners are more likely to stay on Safari, but Apple still offers a way to change that.
Change your default web browser on your Mac
On macOS, the legendary Safari is installed basic, logical for Apple since its browser is a cornerstone of its ecosystem.
But that’s not to say that Chrome, Firefox or even Edge aren’t trying to scrape a piece of the Cupertino orchard. In this regard, the System preferences macOS offers a way to choose your default web browser.
Open your Mac settings and go directly to the menu General.
On Mac, no menu dedicated to default applications, just a line in the general settings is dedicated to Default web browser. Click on it and select the lucky one from the list provided.
Choosing the right web browser is important for making the best use of your smartphone or computer. Synchronization between the two can be a system that is difficult to deprive yourself of as it is practical.
If you cannot make your choice, we have selected for you the best browsers for Android according to your needs!