Windows Phone 7 – IE default search Google??

I got my windows phone 7, T-Mobile HD7. Repro Steps:


1.      Launch Windows Phone 7 Home page (Tiles)

2.      Click on IE (new IE pops up to enter the URL)

3.      Now, click on the search icon



It opens Google home page



I’m expecting Bing to be my default search in IE. The bad part is, I don’t have any option to change that in IE settings. Is this settings controlled by device owner (HTC) or the provider (t-mobile).


Thank you,

Sathish (*** Email address is removed for privacy ***)

The default search engine is indeed set by the provider.  At the moment, there is no way for the end-user to override this default.  Many have asked for this feature, and I really hope we get it in a future update as the current behavior is anything but user-friendly.

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Last updated February 22, 2018 Views 6,993 Applies to: