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Change the Kindle Fire’s Silk Browser Search Engine

The search engine on the Kindle Fire browser is set to Google by default. You can change it – here’s how.

Launch the Silk browser on your Kindle Fire. Tap the menu icon at the bottom of the screen then tap Settings.

Kindle Fire Silk Settings

Then tap Set Search Engine.

Set Search Engine

Select to change the search engine to Microsoft Bing or Yahoo.

Kindle Fire Set Search Engine

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10 Responses to Change the Kindle Fire’s Silk Browser Search Engine

  1. argh June 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    This is useless if you want to use a more private and secure search engine like ixquick.

  2. Suzanne Mahoney January 7, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    When I launch silk I don’t get a menu at bottom, so don’t have access to settings option.

    • Erica September 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

      See below

  3. Jean Feeney March 15, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Same here I’m on a kindle fire know how.Does anyone know how to change the browser on a kindle.

    • Erica September 6, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

      See below

  4. Erica September 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    On a Kindle Fire this is what you want to do:
    -Open the Silk Browser
    -After it is loaded you want to swipe to the right from the left hand side of your screen.
    -You will see “Advanced” at the very bottom…click it!
    -You can then choose the new search engine you want.

    • Erica September 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

      Sorry. You need to click “settings” and THEN you can click “advanced”

  5. Jean Feeney September 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

    Ok,thanks! Will this enable me to send gifts and pick up gifts from my friends who lost these extras from games? Also,most importantly,will it affect my firewall and mashed protection?I saw a post on here that it will.Thanks for responding! Jean

  6. Jean Feeney September 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

    Ok,thanks! Will this enable me to send gifts and pick up gifts from my friends who lost these extras from games? Also,most importantly,will it affect my firewall and mashed protection?I saw a post on here that it will.Thanks for responding! Jean. This question has more details than the other comments,especially about security!

  7. Erica September 8, 2017 at 7:50 am #

    This is simply to change Amazon’s Silk browser’s search engine. Meaning if you prefer Bing or Google, etc. when doing an online search you can change/set up which you prefer.

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