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How To Change Siri's Default Search Engine

How To Change Siri's Default Search Engine

February 24, 2013
Whether you’re new to iOS, or just want to pick up some useful tips and tricks, we're here to help. This is iOS Advice. Using Siri to search the Web can be very helpful. By default, Apple has given Siri the ability to search Google. Luckily, there’s a way to change the default search engine used by Siri and Safari. This can be helpful if you prefer searching the Web with Yahoo or Bing. If you’d like to learn how to change Siri’s default search engine, watch the video or follow the steps below:

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Step 1: Launch the Settings app, then scroll down and tap on “Safari.” Step 2: Under the “General” section at the top, tap on the “Search Engine” row. Step 3: Next, select a preferred search engine from the list. This will change Siri and Safari’s default search engine. Also, if you’d like to search for something on Google, Bing, or Yahoo, you can always ask Siri. Just say something like, “search for tigers on Bing” and Siri will search the requested website for tigers. You can replace the website name with any of the three iOS integrated search engines. Now that you’ve learned how to change Siri’s default search engine, if there’s something else you’d like to see on iOS Advice, please let us know. Send us an email with your question or comment and we might feature your suggestion in a future article. If you need a little more advice, check out our other helpful tutorials.

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