How to Set Google Chrome as Default Browser [2018]

Welcome to TechPosts, in today’s post I will show you how to make Chrome your default browser on your operating system. According to StatCounter, Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser in the world with almost more than 50% internet users use it for web surfing.
Chrome has become the first choice among internet users because of its fast interface and useful chrome extensions.

Follow these methods to set chrome your default browser on your Computer and Android device.

Set Google Chrome as default browser in Windows

For Windows 10:

In Windows 10, Microsoft edge is set as default web browser. You can change it to Google Chrome from the Windows system settings.

  • First goo to the Start menu and type settings in the search box and open it.
open settings in Windows 10

  • Go to System > Default apps [ Original Version ]
  • Go to Apps > Default apps [ Creators update ]
  • Now scroll down until you find Web browser section. You might find Microsoft Edge set as default.
windows 10 default web browser

  • Tap on it to open ‘Choose an app‘ window and select Google Chrome to make it your default browser in Windows 10.
make google chrome your default browser in Windows 10

Read Also: How to customize homepage & startup page in Chrome

For Windows 7/8/8.1 or below

Use this method if you are using Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or Vista OS.

  • From the start menu, search and open control panel.
  • Open Default Programs. If you are in category view, go to Programs > Default Programs.

defaul programs control panel

  • Click on Set your default programs, wait for all the default programs to load.
set your default browser in Windows 7 / 8

  •  In the left box, select google chrome and click Set this program as default.
make chrome your default browser in windows 7

  • Click Ok to save the settings.

 Read Also: How to enable Flash in your browser

Set Chrome your default browser in Mac OS X

Click the Apple icon at the top and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

  1. In system preferences menu, click the General tab.
  2. Under Default web browser, select Google Chrome.
  3. Now, google chrome will be set as the default browser in Mac OS.


Make Chrome your default browser in Android

  • Tap on Settings on your phone home screen.
  • Under your device settings, tap on Apps or Default apps depending on your device.
  • List of all your installed apps will be displayed, click on the defaults option.
  • Select Browser and choose Google Chrome your default browser.

Note: You can’t make Chrome your default browser in iOS.

This concludes the article here. If you have any doubt with any of the methods mentioned above, let me know by leaving a comment below.

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