Set a default browser on iOS without Jailbreaking

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#3 Product of the DayJuly 28, 2018

1. Download the UpTime Web Browser app

2. Disable Safari by opening Settings.app, tapping General, tapping Restrictions, and finally setting the Safari switch to the off position. Then open any link.

3. iOS will display a pop-up asking if the user would like to open the UpTime Web Browser app. Now all links will open in Chrome.

Rick Christy
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Emmanuel Lemor
Emmanuel Lemor@exlemor · Cust. Exp., Prod. Mgmt etc are my world.
Interesting that people are pushing the limits of iOS to do new things but I'm probably the only one that doesn't think this is necessary. Safari works great, is fast, doesn't abuse my privacy like Chrome and is battery efficient - I may consider using Firefox on iOS if it was supported without using yet another app (but would never switch to Chrome).
cacarr@cacarr · PDX resident. Linux. Gadgets. Puppies.
@exlemor Your browser preference is irrelevant.
Steve Moser
Steve MoserMaker@stevemoser · iOS Developer at Levvel
Hi everyone 👋 Thanks for checking out UpTime. I know many of you are running the iOS 12 beta. Apple moved things around bit but it still works. Replace Step 2 above with: ... 2. Open Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps > Turn Safari Off ... Cheers!
Vivek Sancheti
Vivek Sancheti@evivz · Co-Founder CryptoGround.Com
This should be great thing for people like me who wants to use chrome instead of safari. One more thing "Call Recorder App" and will switch to iOS back :D
Neil Lee
Neil Lee@neilio · Product designer
Close, but not quite - certain apps (like DS Get) grab URLs unless they're uninstalled, and the URL still gets passed through Uptime before opening in Chrome. You end up with a double app animation which is jarring and not really sustainable for long term use.
Steve Moser
Steve MoserMaker@stevemoser · iOS Developer at Levvel
@neilio Thanks for the feedback! Currently this is the best that Apple allows right now. Please give feedback to Apple as every bug report counts!
Roland Clifford
Roland Clifford@roland_hovsepyan · videomaker
i think you can do it mast better))