Bing is the default search engine that comes with the new Edge browser; however, for most of you, this might not be the preferred search engine. If that’s the case, the new Edge comes pre-loaded with three additional options to choose from and here we are going to guide you through the modification process.
This guide might not be useful for those running the legacy (older) version of Microsoft Edge browser. The company released a new version on January 15, 2020, and this guide will help you to choose a default search engine on the new Edge browser. If you haven’t updated your Edge browser yet, can learn more about it here.
Change search engine on a smartphone (Android as well as iOS)
Here are the steps to change the default search engine on the smartphone using the new Edge browser.
- Open Edge browser on your smartphone and then tap on the three-dot button at the bottom.
- Now, tap on Settings option from the menu.
- After that, tap on Default search engine option below the Basic heading.
- Now, choose the default search engine that you want for your browser.
By default, Edge supports Bing search engine. However, it gives you various other options to choose from such as Google, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo. If you want privacy while you venture online, we recommend that you select DuckDuckGo.
Change the default search engine (on PC)
If you are using the Edge browser on the PC, follow the steps mentioned below to select your default browser. Step 1: Open the Edge browser on the PC and then go to three-dot button > Settings at the top right.Step 2: Click on the Privacy and services tab on the left sidebar.Step 3: Scroll down to the last and then click on the Address bar option.Step 4: Now select the search engine from the Search engine used in the address bar.
That’s it. By following the above steps, you can successfully change the default search engine on the new Edge browser.
Former Senior Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant has a keen interest in social issues and international relations.