How to Set Google as Default Search Engine on Chrome

how to set Google as default search engine on Chrome

Let discuss how to set Google as a default search engine on Chrome browser both on mobile and on PC.

When you have more than one browser installed on your PC or smartphone, each of the browser will prompt you to set it as your default browser whenever you open them.

And you can only set one browser as your default or primary browser while others are secondary.

However, if you choose to set Google Chrome as your default browser, it requires digging deep if you ever cancel the notification once.

There is no universal way to set Google as the default search engine in a browser that will affect other browsers. The only thing is that Chrome will open links by default on your PC or Android whenever you click on a hyperlink.

However, to set a default search engine differs from setting a default browser to open links. You can set your default search engine to be Google.com, Yahoo.com, Ask.com, Bing.com, searchdog.com, DuckDuckGo.com, and many others.

It all depends on your preferred search engine. It’s not necessarily mean it should be Google. Since Google is the most popular search, then, you may want to set Google to be your default search engine.

how to set Google as default search engine on Chrome

How to Set Google as Default Search Engine on Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser by clicking on the Chrome icon on your computer desktop

2. Click on the ellipsis and select settings from the drop menu

3. Under search engine click on the drop menu and select Google

Set Google as Chrome search engien

4. Google will now be set as your Chrome default search engine.

How to Edit Search Engine URL on Chrome Browser

If you are not satisfied with the default search engine URL on your Chrome browser you can edit, delete, and make default. To change the default search engine URL in Chrome kindly follow the procedure below.

1. Launch Google Chrome browser by clicking on the Chrome icon on your computer desktop

2. Click on the ellipsis and select settings from the drop menu

3. Under search engine click manage search engines

4. Click on the three dots in front of the search engine you want to edit or delete or make default and click on edit.

Manage search engines on Chrome

5. Click on the 3 dots under search engines and click on edit from the drop menu.

Set Google as a default search engine

6. Type the Google URL: google.com and click on the save button

Search engine update

Congratulations you have successfully edited the search engine default URL and you have successfully set the Google search engine as a default search engine on your browser.

Set Google as a Default Search Engine on Mobile

For mobile users here is how to set Google as your default home page on Chrome browser.

  1. Launch Chrome browser
  2. Click on the three dots to the upper right and click on settings
  3. Click on search engine under basics
  4. Select Google from the list
  5. Press the back button

Now, try to search for anything and you will see that the search engine you selected will be the one to return the result for your search.

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4 Comments

  1. What if I deleted Google and need to put it back in for my search engine?

    WHAT IS THE URL NAME to add? For GOOGLE? I cannot find this anywhere….

    Please answer how to fill this in

    5. Fill the form accordingly and click on save button to make changes.

  2. There’s no google option available in the drop menu, and it won’t let me add it to default search engines. Also, whenever I try to change the URL of the search engine set (which was unwanted), it doesn’t let me. The URL box is all greyed out and I can’t click it. What do I do?

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