How to set your default search engine locally


How can you change the default Chrome browser search engine locally on one device.


  • Chrome brower local settings
  • Search engine


Follow the steps described below to set your default search engine:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More > Settings.
  3. Click Search engine.
  4. Next to Search engine used in the address bar, click the Down arrow.
  5. Select a new default search engine.

If you've tried to set your search engine but it doesn't work, you may have malware. If this is the case please consult: Get help restoring your Chrome settings.


You can use the address bar (omnibox) as a search box. It automatically uses Google, but you can set another default search engine instead on Android iOS and Supported Desktop OS.