Questions tagged [default-applications]

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

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How to open maps using HERE WeGo or Waze instead of Google Maps?

I have installed Waze and HERE WeGo on my Moto G4 Plus (Android 6.0.1). When I search for a street name in Chrome, I get a small map in the search results. When I click on the map, it opens the ...
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Closing an active app using ADB

I need help closing an active connection in Android ADB on a rooted device. I tried everything that stackoverflow and Google can suggest for the past week. I even tried to uninstall the package. It ...
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Is the app “SIM tools kit” important

I´ve CM 12.1 without the gapps. I would like to know the importance of the "SIM tools kit" app (I don´t know if that´s the exact name in english, in Spanish for me it´s "Kit de herramientas de SIM"), ...
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S5 - Viewing Photos in Messages without using Gallery

How can I use an alternate app (not Gallery) in Messages when viewing photos? Gallery is very intrusive (wants access to Contacts, Location, and Calendar) which is ridiculous for just viewing a photo....
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I stop an option to use ringtones or another source how do l re-instate the other source

I pressed the alway use button on ringtones and now can not use any other source how do I reopen this option?
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How to Make Spotify the Default Music Player in CM13?

I cannot find any setting for the feature in Settings. I want Spotify takes over the buttons' actions in the lock screen. So drawing the next symbol should play Spotify's song instead. I do not want ...
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How to change the default action for when phone is plugged in to a computer?

When I plugged in my phone to my computer for the first time it gave me a list of options to choose for what to do when it is plugged in. I tapped one of the choices and then mistakenly tapped "Always"...
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How to configure the system to choose apps to open links/files in one click?

Every time I want to open a link or a file it asks me to choose which app to use and whether I'd like to use this app always or this time only. I want to be given the choice every time so I always ...
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App Web Links asking for Chrome TOS despite Firefox being default browser

Short version: When I click links in the Reddit Android app, it brings up Chrome. I want it to bring up Firefox, but it doesn't give me the option. Long version: I just bought a phone and ...
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Downloaded MP3 File Opens Wrong App

I downloaded an audio file (a podcast, 41MB, .mp3). After it downloaded, I tried playing the file by selecting the file via the pull-down menu. I also tried by opening up the Downloads app and ...
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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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Can't set default app?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and I was trying to open a Tumblr link from Facebook messenger. When the popup to choose a default app showed up, I accidentally chose Chrome. I tried resetting the ...
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How to set FV-5 as my default camera on XtreStoLite 3.1.1

I just installed XtreStoLite 3.1.1 on my G-920T (Galaxy S6 with T-Mobile) and then installed Camera FV-5. How do I make that my default camera? In other words, when I double-press the home button, how ...
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Cannot browse or share photos downloaded from internet

This was a problem in my S3 but now it is much more prevalent in my LG4. in 70% of cases, when I download a photo from the internet it is not available for sharing using fb or whatsapp, and I cannot ...
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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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Nova Launcher -Google problem

I have a problem with Nova Launcher. When I go to Google and press "home" , it always asks me to choose between launchers. This happens only when I use Google, it's really annoying. Model: Alcatel ...
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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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Lg g3 open an application?

I just go a new lg g3 today, and I noticed a pop-up saying to look at an app which lists all of the features. Now, I was in the app, but when I edited the app, the one time pop-up disappeared, and I ...
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how can I change my Facebook account on a app game or how to fix that error?

I am trying to change an account on a app I've downloaded (heart of Vegas slot game) I use to be able to change it before but now everytime I try to log into my Facebook account it won't let me.. It ...
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Why am I not able to select VLC player from inside the BubbleUPnP app?

I noticed after the updated of my Nexus 7 from Android 5 to 6.0.1, that my DLNA app BubbleUPnP (Version 2.5.5.1) stopped detecting video players. I am trying to view a video from my library with VLC ...
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How to remove app shortcuts from default opening types?

I like to remove some of my app shortcuts from default opening types, such as some app I already removed like browsers (some Chinese browsers I downloaded when my Chrome had some issue in China) but ...
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Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, app settings and installed updates and installed apps after every reboot

After every reboot Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, some app settings and even some of installed updates and installed apps. I re-flashed the stock firmware, then applied all the OTA updates. ...
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Can't change dialer default app

I installed Full Screen Caller ID (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androminigsm.fscifree&hl=en), but it doesn't work. I searched about it, they say you should clear defaults of ...
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Can't remove default app for an action in any way

The title is my problem. When I clicked on a song download link on the internet (mp3 file), it asked me whether to download or to play it. I clicked on "play" and "remember", which was the biggest ...
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How to reset default share target on Cogi app, G3, Android 5.0?

I shared a Cogi recording, and selected Gmail as the default share target. Now I want to unselect gmail as default. I can't find any place within the Cogi app itself to do it. Also, I tried to clear ...
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deleted the google shortcut widget which shows all the google apps

I accidentally deleted the google shortcut widget which shows all the google apps on my x play android lollipop how do i get it back?
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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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Change sim preference to call particular person in Dual sim

I recently changed the second sim and I want that second sim to call for the particular person by default, previously I have set the first sim to do that action, Now I want to set those settings to ...
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So, what type of process is Android Keyboard?

I've recently installed CyanogenMod 11 on my (now very old) LG Optimus 2X. After some tweaking, I managed to make it work much snappier than the original ROM, one of the main things being setting the ...
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Complete action to open a file using different application “always”

I'm running a Galaxy Note 3 with stock Android Lollipop. I'm aware how it has worked for years with Android when one can choose an application for a certain type of action or file type, and also ...
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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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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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How to set default file opening application on Android 5?

I have Aldiko Premium ebook reader application and it's a nice app for reading epub ebooks. I can't set it to be the default application for reading epub ebooks stored as files on my micro SD card. ...
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Mp3s open in Google play after tapping always, have already reset all app preferences. What now?

Thanks for not scrolling by after the first half. This happens in Firefox, irrespective of which site used. The first time it offered the choice of downloading using play or downloads. Naturally I ...
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Does Google+ client come preinstalled on Android phones?

Does Google+ come preinstalled on Android phones? Is having it a mandatory requirement on manufacturers to be certified by Google?
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Google Now Launcher is not displayed in Bluestacks emulator

I have latest version of Bluestacks emulator(v 0.9.25.5401) installed on my Windows PC 64bit. I installed Google Now laucher from the playstore in the bluestacks. And after installing the launcher it ...
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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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Set an app to be default without clearing old first

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 ...
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Android not remembering which music app was in use last when pressing headset play/pause button

My phone has developed an odd and hard to reproduce problem lately. I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks using BeyondPod. Throughout the day, I often pause and resume the tracks using the ...
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Image and Video Files not showing up in Gallery

I am using Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS Smart Phone, All the images and video files present in My Files(default file browser app for android) are not showing up in Gallery(default app), and Other Apps(...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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what will happen to built in apps in galaxy note 1 n7000 after hard reset such as s pen?

my gt n7000 is getting slow, sometimes it restarts by itself and some application close by itself. i presumed the low device memory was behind all f this.i want to ask if hard reset will solve my ...
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Lg g3 smart cleaning stops working occasionally

I use LG G3 and I periodically cleanup my phone with the inbuilt smart cleaning but from 1-2 weeks now when I click on delete temporary files the app stops working and every time I try to do that it ...
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Can't stop Skype from intercepting phone calls

I am using the HTC One 806w with Android 4.4.3 version. When I attempt to call from phone, it showed me a screen whereby I could select the Skype application. I selected it but I'd like to remove the ...
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Tapping an NFC tag which contains an URL. (How) can I override the default action (browser launch)?

My previous question established that when a factory reset Android device taps an NFC tag which contain an URL, the operating system launches a browser. Can I prevent that? Is that just a default ...
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Change default app for mp3 in Firefox

A little while ago I clicked a link in Firefox that led to an mp3. My thumb slipped and I tapped "always open with", ES Music Player when what I really wanted was to just save it. Now every mp3 link ...
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No Default SMS App!

I have a Huawei Honor 3C with android 4.2.2. I can't specify an app as default SMS app. In settings for Messaging (the standard SMS app in this phone) the clear default button is disabled! I turned ...
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Default behavior remains after app uninstall

I have a problem with the Wikipedia app. After I installed it, links in the Google Search result page link to the Wikipedia app, which is the expected behavior. After I uninstalled the app I thought ...
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Use new hangouts dialer from google search

The new hangouts app let's me call out from it and uses VoIP... Nice! When I google a business in chrome I often get the business card with a button to call... Nice! But... It opens the regular ...
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How many times must I set default application?

So this problem has been annoying me for quite some time. Whenever I select a link via Chrome( a YouTube link) a dialog pops up asking if I want to view the link in the browser or in the YouTube ...