Steps To Set Default Apps on Android

Android provides you with various applications to perform the same task, just as messaging apps, browsers, phone app or keyboard. If you have downloaded more than one application for one task, every time Android will prompt you to pick which application will be used. However, if you have decided the default app for the same action, it reduces the time taken in opening or selecting an app and also one less tap.

You can set default applications for the most used apps in an easy way. However, you need to figure out the placement settings on your Android phone as they are placed differently.

In this post, we have discussed a method in which you can manage your default apps on Android

Steps To Manage Default Apps on Android

No matter which phone manufacturer it is, you need to locate Settings first.

Step 1: Locate Settings


Note: Either look for Settings on Home screen or you can get it on the notification panel.

Step 2: Under Settings, look for Apps or Apps & Notifications.

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Step 3: Once on the Apps & Notifications page, look for Default apps

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If you have Samsung, then navigate to Applications. On LG phones, you need to locate Apps, then General tab.

Step 4: Now you need to carefully scour as per your phone’s brand as on every platform, you need to see where “Default Apps” could be seen.

If we talk about Marshmallow, version 6.0, you need to click on cog icon located at the upper right-hand corner, then click Default Apps.

In Android Nougat, you can’t find Default Apps settings, however, you can manage it from the app settings page.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy, then you can choose Default apps under Settings-> Apps-> Default Applications.

However, for LG phone, go to Settings-> Apps->More button, locate from the upper right side of the screen and click Configure apps.

For Huawei phones, under Settings-> Apps->Default app settings located at the lower part of the screen.

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Note: When we install a new application and make it a default one to perform certain tasks, this action will reset the earlier set default preference for the same category. You will be prompted to set the freshly installed app as default. In case you want the old settings back, you can use the above-mentioned steps.

So, these are a few popular smartphones which have a different way of setting default apps. With these steps, you can set default messaging apps, phone app,  launcher, browser, and more.

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