Android has long allowed you to set your favorite web browser and mail client as the default, while Apple iOS has obstinately forced you to use Safari and its own Mail apps in iOS whenever you click on a web or mail link. Until now.
With iOS 14, you finally have a choice. Apple has not implemented the capability in an obvious way, though, so here’s how to have all links open in your browser and email app of choice.
Apple’s mobile browsing system is frustrating. If you open a web link from an app or an email message, you’re plunked into Safari, where synced passwords and other settings are lost if you usually use a competing browser on the desktop. Ditto for email links, which is especially irksome for users of the very popular Outlook for iOS email client.