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
    Commented May 17, 2015 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. Commented May 17, 2015 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" Commented May 18, 2015 at 7:41
  • I tried the above suggested app ( Better Open With ), see it it fits your needs.
    – ares777
    Commented May 18, 2015 at 9:27

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