Questions tagged [default-applications]

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

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Galaxy S8: Set default app for left swipe?

Is it possible to set a default app to open on left swipe on Home screen? Currently Bixby app opens on left swipe, I would like to change it to some other app.
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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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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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How to set Google dialer as the default dialer in Sony Xperia Z3+?

I hope you are well. I have recently switched from a Google Nexus 5 to a Sony Xperia Z3+. However, I'm slightly annoyed at all of the default apps that Sony bundle with it. I have already replaced the ...
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Whats ASKS Security Software and Device Protection Manager?

My phone updated and when i check about device i got something i never know about that ASKS Security Software thing and a new appication named Device Protection Manager with no accessable interface ...
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How to change messaging and calling app in oppo r9s

Is there a way to change messaging and phone call apps without the phone defaulting to stock on an unrooted oppo r9s. Thanks
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How to unlock Surelock without uninstalling/factory reset/without password

I have a Lenovo Tab 4 10 locked down by surelock. I don't know the password and I don't want to uninstall/factory reset my tab. I just want it to stay there in the side while I can use my tab normally ...
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Change the default app in “Open with” dialog

I have at one point chosen Truedialer as the default app for opening contacts. I would now like to set Google Contacts as the default app. I have cleared the Launch by default setting for Truedialer....
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Stop automatically setting apps as default

I have an AT&T Samsung Note4 currently running Marshmallow 6.0.1. In the past it and all other Android phones used to prompt me for and app to open files or links with. The menu wold have a ...
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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 an android phone; it asks for default app for browsing Internet or opening a web-link, playing music and opening pdf file. Like this there ...
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Change the default video player on Galaxy S8+

I'm trying to change the default app for videos on my Galaxy S8+ but cannot find the app to clear its defaults. Normally for any other app I would find it under Settings > Apps and clear its defaults....
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How can I change the default browser?

I need to change the default browser in my Android device to Opera. Is there any way to do that?
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Stopping an app from hijacking browser downloads

I have an app (EBookDroid) that automatically opens all PDF links instead of letting me download them. Is there any way to stop this without uninstalling the app? I'm on unrooted Android 4.2 and ...
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Change dialer suggested when phone# clicked

When I have disabled my native dialer (can't uninstall it) and set Phone by Google as my default dialer. However when I click a phone number the popup bubble still suggests dialing with the native ...
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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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How do I remove a duplicate entry under “Open with”?

If I open a web link from GMail, first it opens within GMail itself. There is then the menu option in GMail to "Open in Chrome". If more than one app is registered for this purpose, it becomes "Open ...
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How do you clear share actions bound to ‘copy to clipboard’?

I accidentally set a sharing intent to always copy to clipboard. I know that usually to unbind these defaults, you go Settings > Apps > All > [bound app] and hit the 'Clear defaults' button from there,...
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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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Android's in built browser's “launch by default” cant be removed

Mobile- Yu yunique (lollipop) Problem- My mobiles inbuilt android browser named as 'BROWSER' launches by default when I click on Google-drive/Telegram/Youtube links while browsing in google-chrome ...
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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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I cannot set Chrome (or any app) to open links by default

My initial issue is: Whenever I click a link, I get a selection of apps to open the link with. Pressing "always" does not change that. If I go to the settings of Chrome (just as example): Settings > ...
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How to assign default app to unlisted file type

in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is it possible to assign a default app to a file type that isn't listed yet? Specifically, I have *.notes for plain text notes, and *.md files for markdown. Windows is set ...
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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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Open links in corresponding app instead of browser

When I click on a link, it is always opened in browser, even if I had installed corresponding app. For example youtube, reddit, etc. In Settings -> Apps -> Configure apps -> Opening links -> YouTube ...
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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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How can I change the default browser on Xiaomi Mi Max phones?

How can I setup in my phone (Android 7 mimax 2) in way that every link or pop-up will be opened by chrome. In the past I was able to choose how to open. Now the called "browser" browser only does it
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Remove Google App from non-rooted phone

Is it possible to Uninstall Google App without root permissions ? It consumes more internal memory and drains battery. I already gone through a thread to disable it but uninstalling may free-up ...
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URLs not opening in native app

Samsung Galaxy S7, stock Android 7.0 I have the Meetup app installed. If I go to App settings → Meetup → Set as default → App links: Go to supported URLs is set to "Via this app". Supported web ...
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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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make chrome default browser

I'm using Galaxy Note 2 Nowadays, every link in FB app and in Whatsapp is opened in the native browser I want to make Chrome the defualt browser for all actions including these two apps. How can I ...
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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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Videos are directly streaming onto my default player. Want to open in Opera so I can download it

I have been using Android for the last week. I have Opera for browsing. I download videos from a website directly thru Opera. While downloading it asks me whether to open the video in Opera or ...
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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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Google Play won't allow me to update applications

Google Play will not allow me to update my Facebook Application. It keeps saying that I can't update Facebook because of its default location. [1] My phone is an Android 4.4.4, Gualcomm® snapdragon ...
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MTK Logger Application

At the moment I am using an ALCATEL ONE TOUCH PIXI android mobile. im currently deleting apps that I don't use. And I was wondering if u could please tell me and explain what the "MTK Logger" app is ...
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Wrong music player when connecting to car after Android update

I have a Huawei P10 and I use BlackPlayer for playing music. When I start my car and my bluetooth is active my car (Volvo V40) automatically connects to my phone and starts playing music. Yesterday I ...
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How do I set a default calendar-app in Android (Jelly Bean)?

I've installed PocketInformant and use it as my calendar app on my phone with Jelly Bean. However, when I get appointment/calendar event reminders, it's the stock calendar that notifies me. This is a ...
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Mi Max 2 Xiaomi apps as default immutable setting

I'm using a Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phone. At the last time I was able to open links with a browser of my choice. But now, the "browser" only is imposed. Additionally, there is a lot of Xiaomi tools and apps ...
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How to change Android's Google Chrome's default downloader? (not under app - set default)

I set Android's Google Chrome's default downloader to ES File Explorer and now I want to reset it back to Google Chrome. I found this to be impossible on Android 7.0 - I tried to uninstall both Chrome ...
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Is 'Boost' a feature or a virus?

The app 'File Manager' now has a new look, a look that has more of a virus feel and lees of an 'android' feel. Force stopping file manager gets rid of the addition to the notification bar thingy and ...
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Permanently setting launcher in Nox

In Nox (3.8.1.1) running Android 4.4.2, I'd like to change the launcher from Nox Launcher to Smart Launcher. I set the default home app through settings, but every time I restart Android in Nox (or ...
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How to associate a file extension with an app?

I have a number of files with some extension and I have an app that can open the files - it is not the default format of this app, but it can import and display it. At the moment when I attach USB ...
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

I would like to uninstall the default camera app and instead use the FOSS Open Camera. And I would also like to access the camera from the lockscreen. How can I do this in Android 6?
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How to manage settings on an Android device remotely

I need to manage an Android device remotely. It is a tablet running Android 6.0 used by an elderly person, which alters the setting from time to time. (Or maybe the person does, who knows). I live ...
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Choose default music player to play / pause music on hands-free button press

I like the feature to use button on the hands-free (headset) to play / pause music. I have a bunch of music players installed on my phone: Apollo, Sony Walkman, Play Music, etc. When I use the hands-...
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How do I change the default file association in ES file Explorer?

When I click on a .bin file in ES file Explorer, the default action is to move it to the recycle bin. How can I stop this behavior? I am on a Samsung S4 running Lollipop, TouchWiz ROM. I have looked ...
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I don't want ANY action to take place within the Google Now launcher for default browser

This seems to be a totally unanswered topic, please enlighten me but... I don't want ANY action to take place within the Google Now launcher for default browser. I simply want to click on the search ...
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playing WhatsApp videos with your default MX Player on Android

in the past WhatsApp videos opened by default in the video player you annoted on Android as the default video player. in my case all videos in my Android phone (an Xperia z ) will open with MX player ...