Install & download DuckDuckGo: Chrome, Firefox, app, on iPad

Install & download DuckDuckGo: Chrome, Firefox, app, on iPad

In this article, you will learn how to set as your default homepage and search engine.

Is DuckDuckGo an extension?

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that is available as an extension for the desktop version, and as an app for the mobile version. 

Why you should install DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo focuses on users' privacy. It enables automatic encryption in order to keep your data safe. Also, this allows users to surf the Internet without worrying about data collection. Another interesting thing about DuckDuckGo is that it leaves no browsing history.

How does the DuckDuckGo app work?

DuckDuckGo on mobile works like an ordinary browser. If you use Safari or Chrome, then you should know that DuckDuckGo is available for both iOS and Android. You can have both DuckDuckGo and Safari/Android and you can also set it as a default search engine if you like. In this article, we'll show you the steps to follow in order to install it. You can also check our dedicated download page where you will find detailed information about the app.

How to proceed to the DuckDuckGo download?

We recommend downloading DuckDuckGo from verified sources only - for example, you can download it from our website.

How to install DuckDuckGo on Chrome?

To set DuckDuckGo as homepage, open Google Chrome and go to DuckDuckGo homepage. Now, click Customize and control Google Chrome menu > Settings. Under On startup, select Open a specific page. Next, click on Use current pages.

To set DuckDuck as a default search provider, click on the Use in Chrome button:


Next, click on Add to Chrome:


Click on OK to install your new search engine:


Click Customize and control Google Chrome menu> Settings. Scroll to the Search section > Manage search engines. Select DuckDuckGo > Make default:


How to install DuckDuck go on Firefox?

Open Firefox and go to the official add-on.

Click on Download Now and install the DuckDuckGo Plus extension:


How to install DuckDuckGo on Internet Explorer?

Open IE and go to homepage. Click on Use in IE:


Tick to make it as your default search provider checkbox and click on Add:


How to install DuckDuckGo on Safari & Mac OS X?

On Mac OS X, Open Safari and click on the Safari menu > Preferences > General. Then, click on the Default search engine menu and select DuckDuckGo.

How to install DuckDuckGo on iPad?

The following procedure is the same for iOS as well:

  • Download the app for iOS and iPadOS.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select DuckDuckGo from the app list.
  • Tap Default App Browser.

How to install DuckDuckGo on Android?

  • Download the DuckDuckGo APK.
  • Tap Install.
  • Open Chrome for Android.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Search engine.
  • Select DuckDuckGo.

How to install DuckDuckGo on Ubuntu?

The easiest way to install DuckDuckGo on Ubuntu is via Ubuntu Package Manager and run the ddgr file. You will have to open your Terminal console and run the following command "sudo apt update". Next, after entering your password, run the following DDG search installation command: "sudo apt install ddgr".

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