How to set Google Chrome as default browser on iPhone

– July 15, 2015 5:40 PM –

Google has a full set of web services which is used by most of us in our daily lives. From plethora of web services like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Fit, Google Chrome, Google Maps etc, Google Chrome is something that is being used widely over our desktops and that is the only reason we prefer to use it on our portable devices too. However, like any other app, iOS framework does not allow you to make it your default preference.

Whenever you are tempted to open any link, it will always redirect you towards Safari browser. In some of the cases it might ask you whether you want to open this link in Chrome or Safari but most of the time it doesn’t. Well, this is a usual norm that Apple follows while approving the apps available on App Store. They can never allow any other application to get hold over default Apple apps. However, today at GizmoStorm, we will be talking about a solution which will change default browser on iPad or iPhone.

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This is obviously a cydia tweak, hence you will need a jailbroken iPhone to set Google Chrome as default browser on iOs.

Steps to set Google Chrome as default browser on iPhone

Step-1 Open Cydia and install an app named ‘Open in Chrome’.

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Step-2 Go to Setting and check whether this app is enabled or not.

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Step-3 Now try to open a link from your mail. You can also try to click the links available on your Instant Messenger apps or the bookmarks saved as shortcuts on your home screen. You’ll be auto redirected to Google Chrome by default.

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That’s it!! now you can see that the link has actually opened in a Google Chrome tab. So this small tweak will help you to change default browser on iphone. Apart from this, ‘Open in Chrome’ does not offer any other feature. Do let us know you faced any issues while following the steps mentioned above.

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