Your iPhone browser is set by default to Safari. Safari is not so bad, but there are better ones out there. However, it’s not like on a Windows or Mac computer to switch the default browser. You can’t just install Firefox or Chrome and your’re all set. There are a few more steps involved.
Here’s how to change your iPhone default browser:
- First of all, your iPhone must be jailbroken. If it’s not, then you cannot change your default browser as of yet.
- Launch Cydia from your Springboard.
- Type in Browser Changer in the Search field.
- Open, install, confirm, restart and choose from the browser options what you’d like as your default browser.
If you’re one of those like me who doesn’t have a jailbroken phone, well, you can either wait until Apple gives such an option. Or you can jailbreak your iPhone which I don’t recommend. Doing so voids your Apple support or iPhone repair warranty and can posibly “brick” your phone, turning it into a useless paperweight. A few good reasons for jailbreaking your iPhone is to open up lots of free apps, Facetime over 3G, and to use another phone wireless network. A good reason for going with another iPhone browser is so you can sync your bookmarks with your desktop computer, have cool add-ons, better integration with your iPhone and more.