As we’ve already covered, the second day of Google I/O, annual developers’ conference, brought number of notable announcements not only for Android users, but for those keen on iOS too! Soon after the immediate release of Google Chrome for iOS, the excitement was becalmed by the fact that Google Chrome cannot be set as a default web browser on iOS, meaning that any link which automatically invokes the browser will open up Mobile Safari no matter what happens, due to the restrictions by Apple.
Number of tweaks has been suggested to make Google Chrome the default web browser on iOS, but the sad thing is that all of them introduced so far have only been valid for Jailbroken users. However, the rest of the users have yet been left without this luxury.
Due to Apple’s tight hold over how iOS devices are used, the Cupertino Company is believed never to implement the option to change the default browser on a device in the future.
We have provided the guide on how to get this up and running, so check the simple tutorial below:
Once you make sure the code is copied, activate Mobile Safari and navigate to any webpage, tap the action button present at the toolbar center and save the current page as a bookmark with the name ‘Open Chrome‘.