Apple users can now set a third-party web browser or email app as their default app on iPhone and iPad.
With the new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates, you can now select the latest version 7.53.0 of DuckDuckGo as a default web browser, for instance. DuckDuckGo spots out itself from other browsers by not profiling its users and showing all users the same search results for a given search item.
DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused web browser claims to provide protection from trackers by blocking the third-party tracking requests, unlike Google. It also promises to offer greater privacy for web searches and browsing.
The DuckDuckGo app is available to download from the App Store for free. You can simply install it, and then open the Settings app, scroll down the app list to select DuckDuckGo and then tap on the Default Browser App option.
Keeping the new default replacement feature in mind, Microsoft also updated its older version of email client Outlook and the web browser Edge for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. After installing the latest version of the app, Outlook can be set as a default mail app on your iPhone or iPad by following the above mentioned steps just as for DuckDuckGo. Google has also updated its Chrome web browser with iOS 14 support, allowing it to be set as a replacement for Safari.