How to Make Chrome the Default Browser on iPhone and iPad

Posted on June 29, 2012 by

Google’s Chrome browser was released for iOS yesterday, and some of its features may have you wanting to make it your default browser. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow users to change the default browser from Safari, so clicking on links won’t load in Chrome. Luckily, there is an app for jailbroken iOS devices called BrowserChooser.

BrowserChooser does exactly what the name suggests, it allows you to change the default browser to a third party browser like Chrome. Just follow the steps and you can set Chrome as your default browser on your iPhone and iPad:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Manage tab
  • Tap on Sources
  • Then tap on the Edit button on the top right corner, followed by the Add button
  • Here enter the URL of Ryan’srepository:
  • Tap on the Add Source button
  • Tap on the Return to Cydia button when prompted
  • Now tap on the Search tab and search for BrowserChooser
  • Select BrowserChooser from the search results
  • Then tap on the Install button, followed by the Confirm button
  • After the jailbreak tweak is installed, it will prompt you to Restart SpringBoard
  • Tap on the Restart SpringBoard button and wait for your iPhone to respring
  • Then launch the Settings app
  • And navigate to BrowserChooser settings
  • Select Chrome as your default browser by tapping it

Source: iPhoneHacks

Comments (855)


  1. carlito x says:

    Works like a champ on this end, thanks