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iOS 14 Tips: Change the default browser or email app

Users who have upgraded their iPhone to iOS 14 or later can now change their default browser and email, which means that when the change is successful, links to websites or emails will open through the specified app, provided that the third-party app supports the feature.

Before you begin.

Make sure you have the appropriate third-party App installed and that your device has been upgraded to iOS 14 or later.

Make sure that the Web Browser App or Email App supports this feature. If you’re not sure, ask the app developer.

To change the default web browser.

  1. Go to Settings, then scroll through the screens until you find the desired third-party app.
  2. Tap the app, and then tap “Default Browser App”.
  3. Select a web browser to set it as your default browser. A checkmark should be displayed next to this browser to confirm that it is the default browser.
iOS 14 Tips: Change the default browser or email app

When you uncheck a web browser app as your default browser, iPhone automatically sets another web browser app as your default browser. For example, if you uncheck a third-party web browser App as your default browser, iPhone sets Safari as the default browser until you change it.

To change the default email app.

Go to Settings and scroll through the screens until you find the desired third-party app.

  1. Tap the app, then tap Default Mail App.
  2. Select an Email App to set it as your default email client. A check mark should be displayed next to this email app to confirm that it is the default email client.

If you want to make iOS Mail the default email app, but have previously deleted it, you will need to restore it. Go to the App Store and search for “Mail”. Then, tap the Restore button. iOS 14 Tip: Change the default browser or email app. Wait for the app to be restored, then open it from the Home screen. Follow these steps to set iOS Mail as your default email app.

If you don’t see the default browser/email option when you follow the steps above, it means the app is not currently supported.

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