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Yahoo seems to have grabbed my iPhone Search bar. How do I get it back to Google?

Asked by Buttonstc (27597points) June 26th, 2010 from iPhone

I did a hard reset, which normally erases all temp files, but those pages just won’t go away.

Google has always been the default in the Safari browser search bar, which was just fine with me.

Yahoo seems to have hijacked it somehow which annoys me greatly. Short of manually typing in Google’s address each and every time, how can I get rid of this sorry state of affairs ?

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jrpowell's avatar

Settings—> Safari—> Search Engine

Buttonstc's avatar

Thank you, John.

Now I’m trying to figure out how this happened. I thought that the Mac and iPhone OS were protected from malware which hijacks browsers.

I know it happened after several websites I visited but am not entirely sure which one it was.

It definitely was not due to my changing any settings. I didn’t even realize that Yahoo was an option in settings. I always assumed it was Google only since that’s what it’s always been.

I’m really dismayed that it’s apparently possible for some weirdo website to hijack the iPhone browser.

Now I’m wondering what other unknown vulnerabilities there are.

jrpowell's avatar

Did you just upgrade to iOS 4? They just added a option for Bing as search. Maybe something got wonky in the upgrade.

Buttonstc's avatar

No. Actually I haven’t upgraded for quite a while since somewhere in the twos.

It’s caution about wonky stuff that partially kept me from upgrading.

rawrgrr's avatar

When you visit from your iPhone it usually asks you if you want to make Yahoo your default search engine. You might have clicked “OK” by accident.

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