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I have unfortunately set Truecaller as the default app to view contacts.

I want the standard Google Contacts app to open contacts.

In particular, when I search for a contact on the phone using the search bar and then tap a contact, I want it to be opened in Google Contacts.

I have found plenty of advice about how to clear the launch by default setting for an app.

However, Truecaller does not think that it is the default for anything.

So, I would simply like to choose Google Contacts as the default without clearing the original app first.

In general I think that first having to find the old default app is a very clunky user interface. I'd like to choose the default app I want, not search for the old app. Especially when it is not clear at all which one that is.

EDIT Ok, I found that it was Truedialer not Truecaller that had the defaults. But my original question is still valid: If I have difficulty finding the default app, is it possible to set a new default without clearing the old one?

  • There are few apps in Play Store that claims(I didn't try) to do the job(reset) for you. I found Default App Manager and Default App Reset. – Firelord May 17 '15 at 12:00
  • @Firelord Default App Manager is close but unfortunately not good enough. It does not resolve the contact app default issue that is my original problem. – Klas Mellbourn May 17 '15 at 16:11
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Updated answer: Try Better Open With app, I see they added support for dialer (I can chose from Contacts or Phone).

Old answer: Go to Settings Go to Apps Select the app that is currently the default launcher for contacts. Scroll down to “Launch By Default”. Tap “Clear Defaults”

  • My question specifically states "without clearing the original app first" – Klas Mellbourn May 18 '15 at 7:41
  • I tried the above suggested app ( Better Open With ), see it it fits your needs. – user3344236 May 18 '15 at 9:27

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