One of the neat new features in browsers today is that you can use the address bar as a search engine directly without having to open a search engine. This not only saves you time but is also a convenient way of searching as you have one less URL to remember. However, while most browsers limit you to one particular search engine results only, Safari for iOS allows you to handpick which search engine to use when looking for the results for your queries. You can pick from Bing, Yahoo and Google as your preferred search engine by default in Safari.
To do this is really simple, just follow the steps below and you will be sorted. It is worth noting that just like Chrome, the default search engine on Safari is actually Google, so if you are happy with that you don’t really need to fiddle around.
Make sure you are on iOS 7 as this tutorial will only work then as described. You can confirm your iOS version by going to Settings-> General-> About and there look for the Version, if it says 7 and beyond, you are good to go.
To change the search engine, go into Settings and look for Safari underneath.
Under Safari, click on the first option that you see, it would be of Search Engine under the heading of General. You can pick any of Google, Bing or Yahoo here.
That is it, you are set to use the preferred search engine to help you look through your queries. You might have to restart the application after quitting it once for the change to actually reflect. Needless to say though, that we kept coming back to Google for obvious reasons that it is the most comprehensive search engine, plus was always the fastest with results, though if you use Siri a lot for search, you would want to use Bing for Safari too, in order to maintain a consistency.