Change the default web browser or email app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later, you can change which app will open when you click a website link or an email address, as long as the app supports it.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that you have iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 or later, and that you have the app properly installed on your device.
  • Make sure the web browser app or email app supports this feature. If you're not sure, contact the app developer.

How to change your default web browser or email app

  1. Go to Settings and scroll down until you find the browser app or email app.
  2. Tap the app, then tap Default Browser App or Default Mail App.
    iPhone showing Default Browser App
  3. Select a web browser or email app to set it as the default. A tick will appear to confirm it's the default.

If you can't see the option to set a web browser or email app as your default, the developer may not support it. Contact the app developer to learn more.

If you delete a web browser app, your device will set Safari as the default browser app. If you delete the Safari app, your device will set one of your other web browser apps as the default. To use the Safari app again, you'll need to reinstall it on your device.

If you delete an email app, your device will set the Mail app as the default. If you delete the Mail app, your device will set one of your other email apps as the default. To use the Mail app again, you'll need to reinstall it on your device.

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