For most of us, even the thought of changing the default search engine in Android is blasphemy. However, if you are more of a Yahoo! person for some reason, or want the experience of Bing, there is a way to get what you want. Surprisingly, Chrome allows you to easily change the default search engine to any other, and then back to Google.
Change the default search engine in Chrome
Head over to the Google Chrome app on your Android device and go the “Settings” tab. Under the “Basics” menu, you can find the “Search Engine” tab, which comes with five available options.
Choose among Yahoo!, Bing, Ask, and AOL, although it is a bummer that Google Chrome doesn’t allow you to add other search engines. Once you have selected among the five choices, tap on “Location access” and select “Allow”.
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Now that you have successfully changed the default search engine, try it out by hitting up a search in Google Chrome. If you would rather get the security and ad-free experience of a search engine like DuckDuckGo, download the official app from the Google Play Store.
Are you a patron of the Google clan, or have you switched the default search engine in Android already? Let us know which is your favorite search engine in the comments section down below.
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