How to Fix It When Safari Keeps Redirecting to Bing on Mac

It’s safe to say that Bing isn’t the most popular search engine. Mac users who prefer Safari over Chrome tend to stick with Google’s search engine. But even if you’re not a fan of Bing, there is an issue on Mac where Safari redirects you to Bing. 

Hello, my name is Andreas, and I’ve used Safari long enough to know how to fix the most nuanced issues and allow myself a seamless browsing experience. Safari used to redirect to Bing, but I found a few ways to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

So with all that said, let’s explore the solutions together. 

Fixing Safari Keeps Redirecting to Bing on Mac

You need to do four consequent tasks in order to stop Safari from redirecting to Bing. Let’s start with the first one:

Task 1: Clear Safari Browsing History and Cache

Step 1: Launch your “Safari” browser.

Step 2: Click on the “History” menu button.

Step 3: At the bottom of the menu, choose “Clear History”.

Step 4: You will see a drop-down menu with four options. Choose “All History”.

Step 5: Click “Clear History”.

Task 2: Remove Extensions that Redirect you to Bing

After clearing the Safari history files and cookies, what you need to do next is to get rid of malicious extensions that may be causing Bing to reroute you.

Step 1: Open the “Safari” browser.

Step 2: Select the “Safari” menu bar.

Step 3: Select “Preferences”.

Step 4: Select the “Extensions” tab at the top of the window.

Step 5: Select the unwanted extension you want to remove.

Step 6: Click “Uninstall”.

Task 3: Change the Default Homepage 

Once you have finished the previous tasks, it’s time to change your default homepage. Follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Start the “Safari” browser.

Step 2: Select the “Safari” menu bar.

Step 3: Select “Preferences”.

Step 4: Click on the “General” tab.

Step 5: Change the default “Homepage”. Type in a trusted URL such as Apple.com.

Task 4: Change the Default Search Engine

The last task is to change the default search engine. To do so, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Start the “Safari” browser.

Step 2: Select the “Safari” menu bar.

Step 3: Select “Preferences”.

Step 4: Click on the “Search” tab.

Step 5: Change the default “Search Engine” to “Google”

That’s it! Following these steps will stop Safari from redirecting to Bing.

What to Do If Bing Still Redirects on Safari Mac?

You Mac has probably been caught by malware. Scan your Mac with a third-party security software to detect the virus and remove it if found.

Conclusion 

The four solutions explained in the article should help you continue browsing without interruptions and avoid Safari to redirect to Bing. Do let me know in the comments which solution works best for you.

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