how to default to the google mobile on the ADDRESS bar?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TwoBytes, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    if i go to in safari on my ipod, it automatically detects my ipod and directs me to google's iphone optimized site. if i click on the address bar at the top of safari and use the built in google search, it uses the standard google interface. I would like to set this to use the iphone optimized interface ( to search if this is possible in some way....

    is there a way iphone brothers and sisters? :)
  2. djdsas macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Google Mobile Search

    Sorry I don't have the answer, but I was also thinking the
    same thing.

    It seems like apple missed the boat on this one, maybe in the next
    firmware release?
  3. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    i would have thought apple would have thought of this and this isssue is something i'm not doing right as a user! :eek:
  4. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    As far as I know (and I've been annoyed by this and looking for a solution for a while now) you can't fix it.
  5. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    I always wondered how MS got **** for shipping windows with IE but Apple can do it with Safari.

    Even on the iphone you should be allowed multiple browsers, if available, and the ability to change the default search engine.

    Not that i care at all, but I always wonder how they get away with it.
  6. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    -- Off-topic Start --

    Because they were leveraging their market share monopoly, and effectively killing off competitors through anti-competitive behavior.

    Because they punished OEMs (with higher licensing fees) who tried to change things around.

    Because they made it artificially hard to remove IE from Windows.

    And so forth and so on.

    -- Off-topic End --
  7. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    i don't mean to change the topic...................but the theme here is about google mobile and the iphone as a mobile browser and the connection between this mobile phone and mobile site.. :)
  8. cWeems macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2008
    what if u go the the regular site then set that bookmark as an icon on your home screen? i would assume everytime u click that it would take u to the same google page u want

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