How To Change Safari From Yahoo To Google

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Safari is a web browser created by Apple that runs on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It’s designed to make surfing the web easy and secure. It uses Apple’s WebKit engine which means you get the same experience across all devices you own. The browser also uses iCloud so all your bookmarks, history, and passwords stay in sync across your devices.

If you’ve been using Safari with Yahoo as your search engine and want to switch to Google instead, this guide will show you how. All you need to do is follow these steps:

1. Open Safari > Preferences from the top menu bar.
2. Click on Search in the preferences window that opens up.
3. In the Search Engine menu, select Google from the drop-down list of options (you can also select Yahoo!, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Ecosia).
4. To make Google your homepage in Safari, open Settings > Safari from the top menu bar then select Preferences from there.
5. Next to the New windows open, select Homepage from the drop-down menu and enter “” in the field below it.
6. To make Google your default search engine in Safari, click on Tools at the far right of the browser window then select Internet Options>Search section>Settings>Google>Set as default>Close…
7. You can now start using Google as your search engine in Safari!

We hope this guide has helped you set up Safari with Google as your search engine—enjoy!

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Why Is Safari Using Yahoo Instead of Google?

It is possible that your Safari browser is using Yahoo instead of Google due to a browser hijacker virus. Browser hijacker viruses are malicious programs installed on your computer without your permission. They redirect web searches from Google to Yahoo in order to earn revenue from clicks on Yahoo ads. To get rid of the Yahoo virus, you’ll need to reset your Safari settings. To do this, open Safari and go to the “Safari” tab in the top menu bar. Select “Preferences” and then click on the “Privacy” tab. From there, select the option to “Remove All Website Data” and then click “Remove Now.” After that, open Safari and go to the “Safari” tab again, select “Preferences,” and then click on the “General” tab. Change the default search engine from Yahoo back to Google and then close out of Preferences. Your Safari sould now be using Google instead of Yahoo.

Switching Back to Google on Safari

To switch back to Google on Safari, first, open the Safari browser and choose Safari > Preferences. Then, click on the Search tab at the top of the window. Next, select Google from the drop-down menu next to ‘Search Engine’. Finally, click ‘OK’ to confirm your changes and you’re all set – you’re now using Google as your search engine in Safari.

Opening Safari to Google Directly

To get Safari to open directly to Google, you’ll need to make some changes to your browser’s settings. First, open your Safari browser and click on the “Safari” menu in the top Apple menu bar. Select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. On the next page, select “General” and then look for the section labeled “New windows open with”. From the drop-down menu, select “Homepage” and enter “” into the text box below. Finally, click on “Set to Current Page” and then click on “OK” to save your changes. Now when you open a new window in Safari it will open directly to Google!

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Switching from Yahoo to Google

Switching from Yahoo to Google is an easy process that just requires a few clicks. First, open your web browser and click the Tools icon at the far right of the browser window. Next, select Internet Options from the drop-down menu. In the General tab, find the Search section and click Settings. This will bring up a new window were you can select Google as your search engine. Once you have selected Google, click Set as default, then click Close to complete the process. Now, any time you enter a search query into your browser’s address bar or search box, it will use Google instead of Yahoo to return results.


In conclusion, Safari is a great browser to use for Mac users and it has many great features. It allows you to customize your homepage and default search engine to Google, which makes searching the web fast and efficient. With its built-in security features, you can feel secure when browsing the web knowing that your personal data is protected. Finally, with the ability to customize settings and preferences, Safari is a great choice for Mac users looking for an easy-to-use browser.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.