How to Change Your iPhone’s Default Browser

iOS does not allow you to change the default browser, which has been one of the reasons why third-party browsers are not widely used. But if you’ve jailbroken your iOS device, then it is possible to change the default browser.

An aptly named jailbreak tweak called Browser Changer allows you to change your iPhone’s default browser from mobile Safari to a third-party browser.

All you have to do is follow these simple steps to change your iPhone’s default browser using he jailbreak tweak:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Search tab
  • Search for Browser Changer and select Browser Changer from the search results
  • Then tap on the Install button, followed by the Confirm button
  • After the jailbreak tweak is installed, it will prompt you to Restart SpringBoard
  • Tap on the Restart SpringBoard button and wait for your iPhone to respring
  • Then launch the Settings app
  • And browse to Browser Changer and tap on it
  • Then tap on Selected Browser option under General and select the third-party browser from the list that you want to use as the default browser.
That’s it, now when you open links from the Mail app, Twitter apps etc. will open the links in the third party browser that you had selected rather than mobile Safari.
You can also install the Browser Changer SBSettings toggle, so that you can enable or disable this feature to switch between mobile Safari and the third-party browser.
Browser Changer has been around for quite a long time, but strangely we didn’t write about it. We remembered it when Yahoo released the Axis Browser for iPhone and iPad last night, ironically though, the jailbreak tweak doesn’t support it currently.
If you want to change your iPhone or iPad’s default browser to Axis browser then you’ll have to wait for the developer to add support for it or you can select other popular third party browsers like Dolphin, iCab, Opera Mini etc.
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  • Yo Mama!

    +1

  • Jim Jack And Johnny

    I always wondered why you all never mentioned this when people were complaining in comments about not being able to change default browser. I have made mention of those one or two times in response to people complaining. When using RSSWidget and click on one of the feeds, it unfortunately will still open in Mobile Safari

  • Brando212

    this jailbreak tweak has been around for a LONG time, why is this article just now being created about it?

    • Jim Jack And Johnny

      The article states,
      “Browser Changer has been around for quite a long time, but strangely we didn’t write about it. We remembered it when Yahoo released the Axis Browser for iPhone and iPad last night, ironically though, the jailbreak tweak doesn’t support it currently.”

    • Kimk69

      Probably cues yahoo just came out with a new browser so the subject is fresh and maybe new to people who don’t know there’s a way to do this.

    • Kimk69

      Probably cause yahoo just came out with a new browser so the subject is fresh and maybe new to people who don’t know there’s a way to do this.

    • -X-

      READ THE ARTICLE you TURD!!!!!!

  • iOS5

    It’s all good because I never heard of this tweak ..

  • wittewel

    So, and which browser will be the best for an iPhone 4?

  • wittewel

    and which browser will be the best for an iPhone 4?

  • wittewel

    and which browser will be the best for an iPhone 4

  • Dookie

    Skyfire is the best around

  • iPad

    +1

  • charlie

    what is a third party browser???????????????????????HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Boomer

    This browser changer can support flash players???

  • @jakkrith

    Thank you very much. This jailbreak tweak app. help me changed default browser from Safari to Atomic on iPad (FW 5.1.1).

    * Notice: After install this app you must reboot device once time.

  • http://www.mirandylikeskpop.tumblr.com Miranda

    Thanks for posting! Fast and easy =]

  • John Cline

    Okay, so it’s not working for me. I’ve been trying for hours now. I doesn’t give me the selected browser option, but shows me supported browsers. Any help on this would be appreciated.

  • Nemanja DJ-Nelly Bulajic

    All of you can try to install Opera browser.It’s best…