Article ID : SX506002 / Last Modified : 01/29/2020

How do I set default apps? (Android 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0)

    Information

    In Android version 6.0 or higher it is possible to replace a default app with a third-party app, for example by changing browser from Chrome to Firefox. You can change the following default apps:

    • Assist & voice input
    • Browser app
    • Home app (Android 7.x and 8.0)
    • Phone app
    • SMS app
    • Tap & pay (Android 8.0)

    Solution

    To set a default app

    Android 8.0

    1. Find and tap SettingsApps & notificationsAdvancedDefault apps.
    2. Tap the type of app you want to set, and then tap the app you want to use as default.

    Android 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1.1

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap SettingsApps.
    3. Tap the gear icon .
    4. Tap the type of app you want to set, and then tap the app you want to use as default.

    Android 6.0

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap SettingsApps.
    3. Tap the gear icon Default Apps.
    4. Tap the type of app you want to set, and then tap the app you want to use as default.

     

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