XDA Basics: How to download Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on a Mac

XDA Basics: How to download Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on a Mac

Macs are Apple’s personal computer lineup — iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and more. They offer great capabilities that rivals, in some cases, find hard to catch up with. Protecting your MacBook Pro with a case will only make it last longer, so make sure to buy one if you haven’t yet. One of the handy features of macOS is the ability to use third-party browsers, if Safari doesn’t get your work done. Here’s how to download Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on a Mac.

How to download Google Chrome a Mac

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  • Click on Download Chrome in the middle of the screen (or upper right corner).

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  • Choose whether you want the Intel or M1 chip version, depending on your Mac’s processor.

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  • Allow the download to come through and wait for it to complete.

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  • Double click on the .dmg file once it finishes downloading.

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  • Drag the Chrome icon to the Applications folder, as instructed.

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  • Wait for it to finish copying.
  • You will then see the Chrome icon in the Launcher. Click it.

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  • Allow macOS to launch it.

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  • Customize the settings you get the first time you launch the app.

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  • Voila! You can now use Google Chrome on your Mac.

How to download Microsoft Edge a Mac

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  • Click on Download Chrome in the middle of the screen.

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  • Choose whether you want the Intel or M1 chip version, depending on your Mac’s processor.
  • Agree to the Terms of Service, after you read them, by hitting Accept and download.

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  • Allow the download to come through and wait for it to complete.

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  • Double click on the .pkg file once it finishes downloading.

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  • Go through the straightforward installation process and close it once it finishes.

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  • Click on Move to Trash, when prompted.
  • You will then see the Edge icon in the Launcher. Click it.

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  • Customize the settings you get the first time you launch the app.

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  • Voila! You can now use Microsoft Edge on your Mac.

Which browser do you use on your Mac primarily? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. He can be reached via [email protected] or the provided social links.