On Android, when you’ve multiple applications doing the same thing, you’ll be asked to pick an application you want to use every time, at least until you’ve already set one application as default with the always action. Earlier you had to clear the default application before setting other application as default but now things have changed. It has become quite easy to set default apps on Android. You just need to follow some simple steps mentioned below. Let’s get started.
How to set default apps on Android?
Here’s what you need to do to set default apps on Android:
Step 1. Open Settings
The very first thing you need to do is to open settings option. You can do this in two ways: Either you can pull down the notification panel and hit the cog icon to jump in or you can open drawer and tap Settings icon.
Step 2. Navigate to the Apps section
Once you’ve navigated to Settings option, scroll down and find the Apps section. Location may vary from device to device. On most of the devices, it’s just labelled Apps or Manage Apps, while on others like Samsung Galaxy headsets; it may be labelled as Applications. On LG devices, you’ll find Apps under the General tab.
Step 3. Find the Default Apps
Now you’ve to find the Default Apps option. Here, things can also get a bit tricky between brands.
For Marshmallow devices, you just need to:
- Hit the cog icon in the top right corner, and tap Default Apps
While in Android N, things are quite different. Since there is no Default Apps option, you’ll need to manage everything from main app settings screen.
Also on Galaxy devices:
- The default applications option is available on second from the top
So you can easily locate it.
While on LG headsets:
Locating the Default Apps option is not so easy. You’ll need to:
- Hit the overflow button in the top right corner and then configure Apps
On Huawei phones:
- You’ll have to tap Default app settings option at the bottom of the screen
Step 4. Choose Application you want to use as the default
Once you’ve reached in the Default app settings option. You’ll need to:
- Tap the default app you want to replace and select a different application in its place, which you want to use as the new default application.
Congratulations, now you’ve successfully set a different application as the new default app.
So you’ve come across all steps to set default apps on Android. It’s time for some practical. So grab the device, apply above tips and tricks and enjoy a new application as the default app on your Smartphone. It’s indeed new and completely fresh experience. So don’t miss it. Enjoy!
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