1. AccentAE86's Avatar
    I am just used to google and howit works. I actually hate google and use none of their products except search, which after 13 years of use, I am kinda stuck my in ways. I've tried Bing but I just seem to have a harder time finding the stuff I really want.

    Now, I just received my Lumia 810, but one thing I totally didn't anticipate was NOT having the option in IE to change the default search provider. Is there some kind of app that will let me change it to google? Kinda like the Nokia Access Point app gets around the fact that t-mobile locks out apn modifications? I tried a search but didn't find anything.

    Thanks!!
    01-24-2013 05:23 PM
  2. Greall55 said: Best Answer

    I am just used to google and howit works. I actually hate google and use none of their products except search, which after 13 years of use, I am kinda stuck my in ways. I've tried Bing but I just seem to have a harder time finding the stuff I really want.

    Now, I just received my Lumia 810, but one thing I totally didn't anticipate was NOT having the option in IE to change the default search provider. Is there some kind of app that will let me change it to google? Kinda like the Nokia Access Point app gets around the fact that t-mobile locks out apn modifications? I tried a search but didn't find anything.

    Thanks!!
    juz go to setting in IE

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  3. Greall55's Avatar
    I am just used to google and howit works. I actually hate google and use none of their products except search, which after 13 years of use, I am kinda stuck my in ways. I've tried Bing but I just seem to have a harder time finding the stuff I really want.

    Now, I just received my Lumia 810, but one thing I totally didn't anticipate was NOT having the option in IE to change the default search provider. Is there some kind of app that will let me change it to google? Kinda like the Nokia Access Point app gets around the fact that t-mobile locks out apn modifications? I tried a search but didn't find anything.

    Thanks!!
    juz go to setting in IE

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    02-26-2013 10:51 PM
  4. KorJax's Avatar
    I don't know where you got that image but I'm pretty sure there's not a single WP8 phone out there that can do the above...

    I.E. my 810 doesn't have that option at all. Last time this came up, everyone (on their phones) didn't have that option either
    02-27-2013 06:41 PM
  5. al DERY's Avatar
    ive looked as well nothing there
    02-27-2013 07:59 PM
  6. smurfercom's Avatar
    Bing & Google for tmob on 810 before Amber.
    08-09-2013 04:47 PM
  7. PB_H's Avatar
    Bing & Google for tmob on 810 before Amber.
    My after Amber installed 810 on TM still only has those two choices.
    08-09-2013 09:51 PM
  8. PB_H's Avatar
    ive looked as well nothing there
    go to Settings and you'll see system illuminated, on the right you'll see applications dimmed ( my 810 on TM) swipe left to applications
    and you'll see Internet Explorer in the menu -4th from the top OPEN Internet Explorer and go to advanced settings (tap) then scroll down beyond accept all
    and you see above the 3rd bar default search provider and BING (tap) and you see Bing and Google no Yahoo tho.
    08-09-2013 10:03 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    This depends on the country where is rom is built for
    08-09-2013 10:08 PM
  10. Kaggz's Avatar
    As another reader pointed out - the Amber update (there's a post about how to install it unofficially), enables that option. Before then, I didn't have that option of changing search providers in Windows Phone 8 either until I performed my update. I should also point out that Windows Phone 7 had this option to begin with (it's there on my HD7) - we lost it with the first release of Windows Phone 8.
    NOTE: This doesn't change the behavior of 'Search' using the hardware search key on the bottom right - that one always gives you bing results, it just changes the behavior of searching by typing search terms on the "address bar" once you have already brought up the IE browser.
    08-13-2013 03:16 PM
  11. luimende's Avatar
    I just noticed that I can switch to google, that is so weird, not that I want it, but wow.
    08-13-2013 03:23 PM

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