How To Change Default Search Provider In Windows Phone 8.1


In Windows Phone 8.1, the default search provider for Internet Explorer is Bing. This can be changed to Google if required.

Here is how :

Open Internet Explorer in Windows Phone and tap the dots icon. Then choose “Settings”.

mobile IE settings in windows phone

Next, select “Advanced Settings”.

accessing advanced settings in IE for Windows Phone

Here scroll down to the bottom of screen and from the “Default search provider”, choose Google.

changing the default search provider for IE in windows phone

From now on, any searches done from Internet Explorer will return results from Google.

Happy searching.


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