How to Change the Default Search Engine on Safari - macOS Ventura/Sonoma

If you search anything on the Smart Search field on the Safari browser for Mac, you may get results from a specific search engine, if you wish to change it, then you can follow the below tl;dr steps.

  1. Open Safari
  2. Now clear the text on the Smart Search field and you should see a magnifying glass icon as pointed in the below screenshot.
  3. Now click on the magnifying glass and you will get a list of search engines that you can choose from (default one will be selected)
  4. Choose your default search engine.
    • Google
    • Yahoo
    • Bing
    • DuckDuckGo
    • Ecosia
Change default Search Engine - Safari for Mac

Next whenever you search for something on Safari it will give search results for the set search engine.

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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