Questions tagged [default-applications]

Issues with apps defined as default for certain actions, or how to define them such.

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Unable to set Signal as default SMS app

I tried to set Signal as the default SMS app on my Samsung Galaxy S23+ after I enabled the SMS permission, but for some reason, it won't let me or even make it show up on the default apps menu as an ...
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No setting to set default home app on Doogee Y9 Plus

I have an old Android 9 (it's a Doogee Y9 Plus) device on which I would like to set Nova Launcher as the default home app, but there doesn't seem to be a way to set it through the device's settings. ...
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Disable default SMS app on OnePlus

I'm trying to debranch my phone from OnePlus and Google as much as possible. In the last few days, I removed some packages and replaced them with FOSS & trusted companies' apps. I'm stuck though......
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Does Android support a default terminal application?

Considering that KDE Plasma and Windows 11 do, and the availability of brilliant terminals like Termux, this seems like it would be an obvious feature, at least configurable via Developer Settings. ...
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Cannot set my APK MainActivity as the Home Activity via ADB [closed]

I am using one these AndroidTV 11.0 S905W2 boxes from Amazon and I could not make my APK the Home Activity via ADB.exe I am using the following adb command via WiFi as connecting via a USB cable to my ...
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How can I unset Google Translator as default translator

I am having a problem. If I select a part of a web pages in my browser, I could tap on translate and then choose between various translators (including DeepL). I accidentally set Google Translator as ...
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How to open some app links in a non default browser

This is what I want to achieve (on Android): I want all links that are not otherwise linked to an app to open in my default browser (Samsung Internet) This is the default behaviour and how it ...
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Can I change the default media player on Pumpkin Android 11 radio?

I have a USB disk with MP3 music connected. Everytime when the Pumpkin radio has booted, it recognizes the USB disk and starts the preinstalled media player automatically, which starts playing the ...
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Auto-accept set default for USB device

My device uses a Qualcomm chip, Android 7 (SDK 25). I am coding an app that uses a USB camera (webcam) to record and capture. To hold permanent permission for my app. My problem is, the first time ...
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Links don't open in apps in Android 12

My phone is an LG-V60 (model is LG-V600TM). I'm on Android 12. I've seen this posted many times but every solution seems to refer to things I'm not capable of doing on my phone (or I'm missing it) so ...
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Fix/reset default app / "open with"

I have a Samsung Galaxy S21 android phone, android 12. There has been an issue with playing music from dropbox for many months now. I can't get my old preferred default music player back. If I just ...
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How to disable the "verified links" feature?

With Android 12, Google introduced the verified links feature that requires apps to verify ownership of domains for which they want to handle links. (Handling links refers to the behavior where when ...
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Remove default packages' caches

I removed a package installed default via this command (with adb): pm uninstall -k --user 0 the_package Because of -k, the command does not remove the package's cache. How can I remove its cache ...
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Prevent Termux from opening STL files

I have Termux installed and when I try to open STL (3D model) it opens a Termux instead my STL viewer. How to prevent this behavior? There is no setting for Termux "open by default".
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Are there any ports opened on an Android device by default?

Title says it all. Looking at a Samsung S10 phone and would like to know if there are any ports opened on device by default?
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default home app / launcher reset after Android 11 update

I had Nova Launcher installed and set as default. Yesterday I updated to Android 11. After the update there's a bit of mixup: mostly when I go back to the home screen, it presents the Nova Launcher as ...
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Clear app default actions in Android 10

Mi App has silently taken over everything related to documents in my Gmail and printing in general in my phone. Whenever I do any action that is "an inch close to printing) then Mi App appears. ...
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How to set which options appear on the text selection toolbar?

I'm referring to the menu that appears when you tap and hold on some text to select it. How do you change which options appear by default and which appear in the extra (. . .) menu? I have to ...
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Quickest way to note the current time

I occasionally need to note the current time so I can quickly check it later, for example the time I arrived at some place. I don't care how it's stored since I don't keep it long term. Previously I ...
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Which "app" is responsible for "open with"

Which (app / piece of software) that is responsible for this function? The dialogue box that asks for which app to use.     - complete action using:     - choose an app:     - open with: Is it a ...
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How to change download manager

Everytime i try to download anything it uses the built in android download manager.There is no download manager option at default apps . Is there anyway to force the use of my download manager? My ...
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Terminal App not found

I am new to Lineage but not new to Linux. I am running on a raspberry pi. How do I find the AppDrawer? How do I find the terminal App. Many thanks
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Where does your Samsung phone store its default ringtones? [duplicate]

So my grandma gave me a Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime from 2017, and it doesn't have any SD card inserted. So where does my phone store its defalt ringtones and notification sounds? I tried going to Android&...
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How to prevent an application from opening links with an internal browser?

Background The situation is a little bit confusing but with try to explain: I have 2 applications, A and B respectively. Application A has some links which when clicked are supposed to open in ...
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How to remove Messages app for SMS from Android 10 Wiko View 4 phone?

I want to remove the default messages application called Messages which handles sms sending and receiving from my Wiko View 4 Android 10 device. The reason I am wishing to uninstall this app is that I ...
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How can I configure Telegram to open links using Opera Browser instead of Chrome?

My Android is v6, but answers for any other modern version are OK too.
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How Do We Set the Default Camera App in Android 11?

In Android 11 Beta 3, Google is blocking the ability for third-party camera apps to handle photo/video requests on behalf of other apps. Interested developers can read the release notes for the ...
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How do I clear native PDF viewer as default?

I'm on Android Lollipop. Due to ghost touch, the native PDF viewer is selected default. I also checked Reset Default Apps in the Settings menu, but there's only e-mail and messaging.
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Default app for file type

I have a Nokia 6.1 with Android 10 (Android One). I was trying to download my account statement in Revolut app. It gives me an option to select either PDF or Excel (CSV) format to download. But ...
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How do I allow two apps on Android to open the same file type? i.e. Not have to choose a default

We have two applications that run on the Android platform that both use XML files to transfer data. (Android v8.0.0) However when we open either app, the OS always asks "Which one of these two apps ...
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Disable Wallpaper Autoresize and Scroll

My RCA Voyager Pro (Android 8.1.0) recently got a firmware update. Since the update, I have not been able to set a wallpaper without it "zooming in." Take these screenshots for example. When I select ...
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Cannot set default app for some files (PDF, TXT...) select "always" has not effect, Complete action using keeps popping up

Android 10 on Samsung s10e. Every-time I open a PDF or TXT file I am prompted to select which app I want to open the file with. It does not matter which app I select, the setting is never remembered, ...
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How can I change the default browser on MIUI 10.x?

I've read this question: How can I change the default browser? but the instructions there don't fit my Xiaomi phone, which has the MIUI 10 interface. How can I change the default browser there?
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Is Android showing app ads in share menu now?

Android is showing an Adobe app in the sharing menu and "Open with" dialog as if it's installed but will install it when I click on it. Is this a new perk of advertising with Google Play? Is ...
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Change web browser and text message app in Huawei P30 Lite

On my Huamei P30 Lite, I am using Firefox as a web browser app and Silence as text message app. Although I changed the default app in the settings, I am not able to change the app in the bottom ...
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What happens if I ignore the warning: "If you deny this permission, basic features of your device may no longer function as intended"?

If I go into the permissions settings for the Google app and change the Location permission from "Allow all the time" to "Allow only while using the app" or "Deny," I am presented with a warning: "If ...
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Open links to particular domain with particular app

I use a browser as my default, but wish that links to certain domains be opened by default with another browser. For example if an app has a button that opens a website it normally opens it in the ...
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Can't move or share files in My Files app

just downloaded some mp3 files and needed to move them from downloads to my music folder. not sure if its because of the new system update, but for some reason there is literally no option to move, ...
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Camera on Lockscreen

I have a Poco F1 running Miui. The Gcam is a much better camera than the stock one. Is there a way for me to change the camera that is opened on the lockscreen?
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Can I set Parallel App or Dual App as a default app?

If more than one browser, media player, PDF reader, etc. is on an Android phone; it asks for the default app for browsing the Internet or opening a web link, playing music, and opening a PDF file. ...
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How to replace Android's Download Manager by an other default app?

I got enough of the poor functionality of com.android.providers.downloads So I decided for a better alternative download manger. But how can I choose the alternative as preferred download manager? ...
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Looking up words easily in the dictionary

Would it be possible for an entry to be installed on the menu that shows up when I highlight a word, so that I can look up the word on a dictionary, for example from an installed app such as Merriam-...
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Install Google Phone dialer on other phones

As you know Google Pixels and Nexuses are using Phone application as default dialer. and other phones can't install it. even if we get different versions of it from ApkMirror, it does not install on ...
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Manage file type or application defaults in Android 8

I am using Solid File Explorer to browse my files. Each time I tap an image, it is opened in Google's Photos. I would like to know where this relation is defined in my Android 8.0 and how can I change ...
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Why does Android 7 reset default Home app after boot?

Edit: I've got an app that was set as the HOME app that suddenly isn't set as the HOME app. My question is in two parts: Does Android 7 have the capacity to do that on its own? If it does, what ...
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Change default clock app in Samsung Galaxy Note 9

My previous phone was Nexus 5 and I changed to a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I'm trying to customize most of the things that I used to be the same as Note 5. What I liked from Nexus 5 it was notifications ...
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Clearing Maps defaults doesn't work

Google Maps was set as the default maps app on my Samsung S8. I went into settings-->apps-->Maps-->Clear Defaults, and now it says "None set as default". However, in Calendar when I click on an ...
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How do I remove applications that android automatically downloads, and stop it downloading apps that I don't want automatically?

I have an android phone, and every now and again, when I connect to WiFi, I notice it starts automatically downloading updates. However, it also seems to download/ update a number of default apps, ...
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How to change default video player app inside Hangouts

A video appeared inside a Hangouts chat stream and when I clicked it, it asked me which installed app I intend to use for playing that video. I accidentally picked some casting app, but apparently (...
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CAN i reinstall the system apps which i have deleteed accidently during rooting?

Recently i have rooted my phone .And somehow my media storage has beeen deleted during the rooting process ans i cant play the music and watch photos .My andriod version is 5.1. So can somebody send ...
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