How to Make Safari as Default Browser

Here's how you can make Safari as your default browser on your device.

For Mac, iPhone and other iOS users, Safari is a default browser that comes along with their device. Although, sometimes you may change your default browser settings, and you may want to revert. Many users who use iPhones or Macs are the ones who are mostly concerned about their Privacy and security, and Safari is comparatively safe to use than Chrome. Also, to open a link from any app, you need to use Safari on your iPhone or iPad. So, it’s obvious that iOS users use Safari the most, and for the same, this guide has some tips and tricks that you can use.

How to Make Safari as Default Browser

For different devices, the default browser settings are different. Hence, to set Safari your default browser, here are the steps to follow:

iPhone or iPad

Set Safari as Default Web Browser on iPhone
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  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll and search for the Safari tab and tap on it.
  • On the new window, tap on the ‘Default browser app’, and the list of all the browsers installed on your device will open on a new window.
  • Search for Safari and tap on it to select. You can check if the default browser is selected, by seeing a blue tick next to the tab.
  • Your browser settings will be saved.


Make Safari as Default Web Browser on Mac
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  • For Mac users, click on Apple Menu from the top left corner of your screen and click on ‘System Preference’ to open a new window.
  • Click on ‘General’, and a new window will appear.
  • On the Default Web browser tab, select Safari, and the settings will be saved.


Apart from iOS devices, you can also change the default browser settings on Android. To do this on Android, follow these steps:

  • Install the Safari browsing app from Play Store.
  • Once Safari is installed, go to Settings > Apps > Default Browser > Safari.
  • The settings may differ for different Android devices, but usually, this is the route to changing default browser settings.

On Windows currently, Safari cannot be used. Hence, you cannot set it as the default web browser. In the future, if Windows rolls out any feature that allows using Safari browser on their system, we will update it in this guide.

That’s everything covered on how to make Safari as Default Browser. Also, check out our guide on how to unblock YouTube videos.