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How to Set Brave as Default Browser (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac)

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Thanks to more customizability and privacy features, many PC and phone users are now switching from Chrome, Safari, and Edge to the Brave browser. If you, too, are planning to use Brave as your primary browser, here’s our step-by-step guide to set Brave as the default browser on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows PC. Read on.

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Set Brave as Default Browser on Phone

Android

On Android, Chrome is the default browser. You can select Brave and select Always while tapping on any links to make Brave the default. OR you can follow the steps below:


Step 1: Open Settings on your Android phone.

Step 2: Click on Apps > Default apps. Can’t find it? Search for “default.”

Step 3: Select the Browser app. Change it to Brave.

Alternatively, you can open Brave, tap the three-dot menu at the bottom and click on Set as default browser to land on the default apps page.

iOS (iPhone, iPad)

On iPhone or iPad, you can install Brave from App Store and follow the steps below to make it your default browser instead of Safari, as shown below:

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Here, scroll down and click on Safari.

Step 3: Tap Default Browser App at the top.

Step 4: Click on Brave to make it the default browser.

Set Brave as Default Browser on PC

Mac OS

Mac users can download Brave from the browser’s official website. Once installed, you can set it as your main browser, as follows:

Step 1: Click the Apple icon at the top left corner.

Step 2: Select System Preferences from the menu.

Step 3: On the next screen, tap General.

Set Brave as Default Browser Mac

Step 4: Click the drop-down menu next to the Default web browser.

Set Brave as Default Browser Mac

Step 5: Select Brave Browser.app.

Set Brave as Default Browser Mac

That’s it. Brave is now the default browser on your Mac device.

Windows 11

Unlike previous versions of Windows, it’s slightly complex to change the default browser on Windows 11. You now have granular controls for each file and link-type instead of direct one-click control.

To switch from Edge to Brave as the default browser on Windows 11, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings on your Windows 11 PC.

Step 2: Select Apps from the sidebar.

Step 3: Next, click on Default Apps.

Step 4: Here, search for “edge” under Set defaults for applications. Click on Microsoft Edge from results.

Set Brave as Default Browser Windows 11

Step 5: On the next screen, you’ll see all the file and link types Edge is the default app for.

Set Brave as Default Browser Windows 11

Step 6: Select each type and change it from Edge to Brave one by one.

Set Brave as Default Browser Windows 11

When you switch from Edge to Brave, it may show you a pop-up. Click Switch anyway to continue.

Windows 10 or 8

It’s pretty easy to change the default browser to Brave on Windows 10 and 8. All you need to do is open Settings and make the switch:

Step 1: Open Settings on your Windows 10 or 8 PC.

Step 2: Click on Apps.

Step 3: Select Default Apps from the sidebar at the left on the next screen.

Step 4: Click on Web Browser.

Set Brave as Default Browser on Windows 10

Step 5: Choose Brave from the list, and you’re good to go.

Set Brave as Default Browser on Windows 10

Wrapping Up

This was all about how you can set Brave as the default browser on Android, iPhone, Mac, and Windows PC. I hope this helps you switch to the browser of your choice on your phone and PC. You can always revert to the default browsers by repeating the steps above. Stay tuned for more such content around the browsers you use.

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Ritik Singh

Ritik is the Managing Editor at BrowserToUse. He is responsible for managing the website, developing the content strategy, and overseeing the articles to make sure they’re as informative as possible. He is mainly into smartphones, wearables, and IoT devices. Putting work aside, he has a great interest in personal finance and is also a keen motorcycle enthusiast.