How to make Google your homepage

While some of us hate to admit it, Google is the magnum opus of all search engines. It is arguably the best and most intelligent search engine around, with the added benefit of being really simple to use. What’s especially frustrating is when other search engines like Bing are set as the homepage by default. If you’re getting tired of typing out google.com every time you want to search for something, it might be a good idea to learn how to make Google your homepage. Thankfully, it’s a very easy process to make Google your browser’s landing point. No matter what internet browser you’re using, we’ve outlined here how to make Google your homepage.

How to make Google your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. At the top right of the browser, select Settings.
  2. Click on Settings and then Appearance.
  3. Click the Show Home button then select Enter custom web address.
  4. In the text box, type www.google.com and click OK.
  5. Close and reopen Google Chrome to see the new homepage.

How to make Google your homepage on Microsoft Edge

  1. At the top of the browser, click Tools, and select Settings.
  2. Click on Settings and then Appearance.
  3. Click the Show Home button then select Enter custom web address.
  4. In the text box, type www.google.com and click OK.
  5. Close and reopen Microsoft Edge to see the new homepage.

How to make Google your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Navigate to google.com in Firefox.
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  2. There is a globe icon on the left of the URL; drag this icon to the icon of the house located on the right of the browser.
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  3. When asked if you want to make the document your homepage, click Yes.
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How to make Google your homepage on Safari

  1. At the top of the browser, select Preferences and then General.
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  2. In the “Home page” textbox, type www.google.com and hit Enter.
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Android is the only mobile device that lets you set your own homepage using the in-built browser, but there are other ways around it on iOS and Windows Phone which will do as sufficient workarounds. Here’s how to make Google your homepage on mobile devices.

How to make Google your homepage on Android

  1. Open the Browser app.
  2. Select Menu | Settings | General | Set Home Page.
  3. Type in www.google.com.

How to make Google your homepage on iOS

You can’t make Google your homepage on iOS, but there is a workaround.

  1. Navigate to google.com on the Safari app.
  2. Tap the share icon at the bottom of the page.
  3. Tap “Add to Home Screen”, which will add a Google icon to your homepage.

How to make Google your homepage on Windows Phone

  1. Go to the store and download the Google Search app.
  2. Pin the tile to the Start screen.

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