Microsoft Launcher settings

How to set Google on Microsoft Launcher as default search engine on Android

If you're using the Microsoft Launcher, you can change the default search engine to Google, if that's something that you prefer, and here's how to do it.

On Android, the Microsoft Launcher uses Bing as the default search engine when using the search box in the home screen, but if you prefer Google, you can quickly set it as your default.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to change Bing and select Google as your default search engine using Microsoft Launcher on Android.

How to set Google as default search on Microsoft Launcher

In order to change the default search engine to Google using the Microsoft Launcher, do the following:

  1. Open Microsoft Launcher settings. (Press and hold the home screen and tap on Launcher Settings.)

  2. Tap the Search option.

  3. Select the Search engine option.

  4. Set Google as your engine.

    Set Google as default search
    Set Google as default search

In the Search page, you can also tap the Search result filters option to decide exactly what results should Microsoft Launcher surface alongside web results. Typically, you want to use the default settings, and include system settings, but you can pick from a number of filters, including documents, text messages, apps, etc.

It’s worth noting that you can use Yahoo, AOL, or Ask as your default engine starting with version 4.7 and later.

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