How To Set Google Chrome As Default Browser (Quick Solution)

Google Chrome is used by almost 65% of computer users, and that’s a huge market share. Today, it’s the most installed web browser. But Windows always prompts its users to use its Edge as a browser, which isn’t as good as Chrome.

So, in this article, I will tell you guys how you can make Chrome your default browser on both PCs as well as Android devices. So, let’s check those out. 

On PC

There’s a little difference in Windows 7/10 and 11. But don’t worry, I will explain all of these to you. 

On Windows 7 Or 10

When you have a Windows 7 or 10 PC, here’s what you have to do.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to Apps > Default Apps
  3. Locate the Web Browser section and Choose Google Chrome from the list.
  4. Close the Settings app.

And that’s basically it. You have successfully set Chrome as your default browser.

On Windows 11

When you have a Windows 7 or 10 PC, here’s what you have to do.

default browser set in windows 11
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to Apps > Default Apps
  3. On the textbox where it says ‘enter a file type or link type’, type .html
  4. Click on the browser which appears.
  5. Select Chrome browser from the list and hit OK.
  6. Now again, do the same for HTTP and HTTPS (Enter these texts in the textbox and select Chrome)
  7. Close the Settings app.

And that’s it. All the links will be opened in Chrome Browser now.

On Android

Every phone will have a different interface in settings, and different options. So, to make things simpler here’s a little trick you can follow.

default browser set in android
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. In the search box, search ‘Default browser
  3. You will get the direct settings in the results. Click on it. 
  4. Now choose Chrome browser from the list. 
  5. Close the Settings app.

And it’s done. Your default browser has now been set to Chrome. 

FAQs

How do you find out what browser I am using?

You can head over to settings > Apps > Default browser to see which browser you are using as your default.

Why should I change my default browser?

It is always recommended to set the default browser to the browser which you prefer the most for daily browsing. This can make things easier for you and will have less load on your PC since you won’t use multiple browsers every time. 

What is the default browser for Windows 10?

By default, Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10.

Conclusion

I have explained the process to set the default browser as Chrome on both PCs and Android devices. It’s basically a simple thing but not many people know how to do it. So, if it helps you, make sure you share it with your friends and family and you can comment down below for any queries. 

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Satish Shah

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