You can get to Chrome faster when you add shortcuts in the Today view or add Chrome to your iPhone’s dock so as to Open Chrome quickly on iPhone or iPad.
Apple doesn’t let you change the default browser on your iPhone or iPad. If you tap a link, it will open in the Safari app. Instead of doing the copy-paste dance, use this shortcut to automatically open links in Chrome.
If you’re not aware, Shortcuts is the built-in automation tool available on the iPhone and iPad (found on iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and higher). Don’t let the automation word scare you. You don’t need to create any automation yourself. You can use automation shortcuts created by someone else, which is exactly what we’re going to be doing today.
You can’t make Chrome the default browser on your iPhone, but you can move the app to your Dock, making it easily accessible
Add Chrome to the Today view
- On the home screen of your iPhone or iPad, swipe right until you see a list of widgets.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.
- Under “More widgets,” to the left of Chrome – Quick Actions, tap Add .
- In the top right, tap Done. You should see Chrome shortcuts in the Today view.
Add Chrome to your iPhone’s dock to Open Chrome quickly on iPhone or iPad
After installing Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, find and open it more easily by adding it to your dock:
- Make space by touching and holding an app on the dock.
- Drag the app up, and release it on your homescreen.
- Touch and hold the Chrome app .
- Drag the Chrome app down, and release it on your dock.
- Press the Home button.
If you’re on an iPhone 6s or later, you can press deeply on the Chrome app to initiate a new voice search, open a new tab, scan a QR code, or access your most visited sites.