On stock Android and 2.x ROMs on SGS2, default apps could be set in Settings -> Applications. However, when I go there with the ICS ROM, I don't see where I can set which default applications for certain actions.

Where are these settings found in SGS2 with Android 4.0?

  • I believe you can only CLEAR defaults, not set it. Once an action is performed that needs a user's input to select from multiple apps, a popup should appear allowing you to choose and set the default app for that action.
    – Sparx
    Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 17:54
  • Yes, that describes more properly how it works. The question still is, where do I clear the defaults on SGS2+ICS? Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 21:35

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Go to SETTINGS > MANAGE APPLICATIONS or APPS (depending on your ROM and version). Scroll through the list of apps and tap on an app that is the default for some action. This will bring up the app's properties that show the size of the app and other relevant stuff.

If the app is set as the default for a particular action - the CLEAR DEFAULT button will be active, else it'll be grayed out.

As an alternative - check out Default App Manager - it's an app that has similar functionality.

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