Tuesday, 26 July 2011

How to change the search engine on the Android internet browser

 Whilst google is by far the market leader in the search engine world it's not everyone's preferred search site. If you're one of those who prefers to use Ask Jeeves, Yahoo or Bing then thanks to the in built internet browser on Android phones your in luck. To start with you will need to enter the browsers "Settings" menu, to do this you press "Menu" on the phone and then select "More" to reveal a list of options like the list to the right. When you see the screen to the right click on "Settings".

At the "Settings" menu you will need to scroll right down to the bottom until you stumble up on the "Advanced settings" sub menu. The first "Advanced setting" you will see should say "Select search engine". Clicking on this option will see a new short menu pop up (see the screen shot to the right) allowing you to pick from the in-built search engines.

A question to my international readers here (and I know I do have some of you) can you please help me and tell me what option you get instead of "Yahoo! UK & Ireland"? Is it just Yahoo! Then the name of your country or is it something else?


  1. Very useful post. Now I can set Bing as my search engine. I'm glad I found your blog.

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  2. In my case, the option is invisible no matter if I type about:debug... the command is still missing... my default search engine is yahoo. I'm from Mexico.