How To Set A Different Search Engine For Safari Private Browsing

Safari has received many new features and enhancements with iOS 17. With iOS 17 Apple has also brought several big improvements for the private browsing feature, which has helped in making it more secure and private.

One of the things that has changed in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 is that now users have the ability to set up a unique search engine or Safari’s Private browsing. This essentially means that you can have two different search engines as default on your Safari browser, one for normal mode and one for private mode.

Having the ability to set a different search engine for Safari’s private browsing feature is great. With Apple offering 5 different search engine options to choose from, users can select a more privacy-focused search engine like DuckDuckGo for private browsing, while keeping Google Search for normal browsing.

Follow the steps below to set up a unique search engine for your private browsing on Safari for iPhone.

Set a different private search engine for Safari on iPhone

Here’s how you can select a different search engine to Safari’s private browsing feature.

Step 1. Open Settings and go to Safari.

Step 2. Now tap on the ‘Private Search Engine’ option.

Step 3. Finally, choose your desired Private Search Engine option.

In iOS 17 you can select from the following options.

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Ecosia

There you have it folks, this is how you can select a unique private search engine for Safari’s Private Mode.

Want to learn about other iOS 17 features? Then check our tutorials here.

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