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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Default Search Engine in Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Internet users always grow from time to time. It triggers the emergence of many new websites that provide various information for the users. To help you find the webpage and/or information you're looking for in Internet with ease, then you can use a search engine. The search engine will help you to find a webpage contains with the information as same as the search term you have typed in the search field in the search engine. By default, when you type a word in the address bar of the Internet app, then you'll be given with the search result of the word you have typed by using the default search engine.



How to change default search engine in Internet app?
By default, the Internet app uses Google search as the default search engine. However, if you want to use another search engine as the default then you can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open Internet app.
  2. Tap the box in the left side of the address bar and you'll see some search engine options displayed in the drop down menu:
    • Google search: select this option if you want to use google.com as the default search engine in Internet app.
    • Ask Jeeves: select this option if you want to use uk.ask.com as the default search engine in Internet app.
    • Yahoo! UK & Ireland: select this option if you want to use uk.search.yahoo.com as the default search engine in Internet app.
    • Bing: select this option if you want to use bing.com as the default search engine in Internet app.
  3. Select the desired search engine you want to use.
  4. Type the search term in the address bar and then tap Go. The Internet app will automatically search the search term by using the search engine you have selected before.
  5. In the search result page, you can tap the link to open the webpage in the currently opened tab or you can long tap the link and then select Open in new window to open the webpage in the new tab.
  6. To make you easier to find the webpage you have found through the search engine, you can bookmark the webpage or save the webpage to read it later offline.

FYI, the selected search engine won't change even when the phone is restarted or turned off, it will only change and re-use Google as the default search engine if you clear the Internet app data from the app info or from the application manager. From the four search engines available, I prefer to use Google search as the default search engine because it gives me more accurate and relevant result. So, how about you? Which search engine do you like best?

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