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How to Change Default Apps on Android Mobile Phone

ByCindy J. Daddario

Apr 25, 2022
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Android, whose latest version is already number 13, allows its users to customize many aspects of its operating system. For example, the color and shape of the icons of installed applications or the navigation system. But beyond these side issues, Android also has options for change default apps which are used to make calls or write messages.

Android lets you change the default apps you use to make calls, send and receive text messages, or surf the net

You may prefer to use a specific browser instead of Android’s default one. Or that you want to stop using Google Assistant and install Alexa instead. Any app you download to your Android phone can then be set to be used as default. It can be the web browser, a spam blocker, a digital assistant or the application for sending and receiving text messages.

Below we explain step by step how to replace one of the applications installed by default with another of your choice.

-Choose an app and download: Enter the Google Play Store and choose the application you want to use to replace the one used by Android by default. Download it and install it on your mobile phone.

-“Settings”: Once you have installed the new application on your device, you must enter the “Settings” folder. In this section, among the many options that appear, click where it says “General”.

-“Default applications”: In the “General” folder, you need to select the “Default applications” section, where applications for various basic actions of the phone are configured. This folder is organized into several sections: applications for SMS, digital assistant, web browser, etc. Enter the section for which you want to modify the default application.

-Change app: On the new screen, you will see a list of apps that can perform the task in question. The default app is marked with a blue dot, and all you have to do is select the app you want to replace it with, then save the changes.