I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of the mobile version of Chrome on my iPhone and iPad. I use Chrome for Mac almost exclusively, and having all my bookmarks and browsing history available to me on the go is really the killer feature.
Alex has already shown you how to set Chrome as the default browser if you have a jailbroken iOS device, but what about those of you (like me) who don’t want the hassle of a jailbreak? How can we quickly hop over to Chrome on our iPhone? Turns out, it’s pretty easy.
Anyway, here’s what you can do to make your own Safari to Chrome bookmark.
First, copy the following bit of code from Abrams’ site into mobile Safari.
Then bookmark this page, Abrams’ page, or any page, really. Then open Safari’s bookmarks from the little book icon in the upper left of the Safari screen. Tap Edit, then the bookmark you want to become your new “Open in Chrome” bookmark.
Rename it to, oh, I dunno, “Open In Chrome” or something similar, and paste the bit of code you copied into the area where the URL is. Tap out of the Edit Bookmark drop down and you’re ready to go.
Now all you need to do when you’re sent to Safari by default, via a link on Twitter or in an email, is to tap this bookmark, and you’ll go right to Chrome instead. Slick, huh?
- Source Jon Abrams
- Via iPhone Hacks