change default browser in ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrdinh, May 5, 2011.

  1. mrdinh macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    is it possible to change the default web browser to something else ie. atomic then use the safari browser? everytime i get a url link from email or else where...the default is always safari...can this be changed?
  2. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    You would be able to do that if you were jailbroken. But if you aren't, at this time there isn't a way to do that.
  3. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    I have Terra on my iPad2, and every now and again, it asks if I want to make Terra my default browser. Haven't said yes yet, as I'm still testing it out, but I'm darn close, as I can't seem to find any issues with it (fast, multiple tabs, incognito mode, etc). But since it asks, I assume there is a way to do it (and no, I'm not jail broken). I'm just worried if I let Terra set itself as my default browser, I might not be able to change it back if I change my mind.
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I've been wondering this myself. What does it do if it's default? Does it open Twitter's links instead of Safari? Also, how would we change it back? Just delete Terra?

    Also what are people's thoughts on privacy when using Terra or other browsers? I'm a bit hesitant to enter my credentials in a browser that isn't Safari. Am I crazy?
  5. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2009
    Long Island
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    All the "make default" option does in terra is show you how toove the safari app off the dock and move the terra app onto the dock.

    Had me fooled and confused when I saw the option too.
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
  7. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    This has been something I've been waiting for, for over a year now.
    And Apple have done nothing about it.

    I have been in contact with one of the 3rd party web browser devs and he told me, himself and other devs have requested this from Apple also, but still no change.

    It must be the most simple of changes to do, and yet nothing.

    It's so annoying for the many many people who prefer a more advanced browser than the very basic Safari that does not even render web pages correctly like a desktop browser, and every time you click on a web link in another app, Safari loads up.

    If Apple don't put this fundamental change into iOS 5 then we will know for certain that they just don't give a dam. In fact, Apple are not stupid and much know how frustrating it is, so if it remains unchanged I can only assume it's being done deliberately to punish those who prefer a 3rd party browser against their own :(

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