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 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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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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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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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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How do I change default apps used from the Google drive app on Android 6.0?

When I open a file from the Google Drive app for Android (I'm using 6.0 on a OnePlus 3), it uses some internal viewer, and not the system-wide default app. How can I select different apps as default ...
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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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How can I read PostScript files?

Is there a way to read PostScript files on Android? Currently when I click on a PostScript file web link it downloads it then takes no further action, unlike a pdf.
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Tapped Always instead of Once

I'm sorry for the stupid question, but I accidentally tapped "always" to choose the app when I meant to tap "once" (in text messaging). How do change it? I tried to tap "Clear Defaults", as ...
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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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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 ...
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Open File - All apps associated with this action have been turned off, blocked, or are not installed

I can open my text editor (QuickEdit Pro) and then, within my text editor, navigate to any file I like and anything (.md or .sh or .pl) will open without trouble. But when I open the default 'My Files'...
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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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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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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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Browsers are using default application, not themselves, to open links — how do I fix this?

Yesterday on my phone (Android 4.3.2, Galaxy 4S) Chrome started opening the stock browser (just called "Internet") when I clicked on links. That's not what I want -- a browser should use itself to ...
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How to set Spotify as default Music Player?

I want spotify to appear in the drop-down menu instead of the default music player. Is this possible? (I stream all of my music, so I don't need the default music player). (By "drop down menu", I ...
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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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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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How do I add an app-specific (i.e. Trello) URL to my home screen?

I've got an app-specific URL that opens in a particular app, rather than my webbrowser. In this case Trello, for example someone sends me a link to a Trello card, like https://trello.com/c/xyz123abc/...
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Where are built in sound file images (album art) showing in music player? (path)

Hi and thanks in advance Samsung Galaxy S 3 Mini, gt-i8190n, android 4.1.2 My problem: there are preinstaled/default/built in images for sound files that appear in Music Player (they're ugly for me) ...
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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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Keep asking for apps on every action on Marshmallow

In Lollipop, I was being asked for the app to be used for every action. For example, when I open a link, I was asked for the browser. When I have to select an image, I was asked about the app that ...
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Switch music apps depending on bluetooth connection (car/headphones)

To start, I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and a Galaxy S7. Google Music works best in my car because for whatever reason because I am able to view the "Root" menu and explore artists, songs, playlists, etc. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Galaxy s4 watchon app

How can removed Samsung watch on from notification area? This app still standby in my notification area and don't move!
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Tablet forgets default launcher

I updated the firmware on my Transformer Infinity a couple weeks back. I had been using the Nova Launcher on it and ever since the update the tablet asks me which launcher I'd like to use every time I ...
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default video player for youtube

I really want to change the video player when viewing youtube videos in the browser. It always plays videos using the default android vid player and I want to change it with mvideoplayer. help please?
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How to open youtube links on my facebook messenger app, in the youtube app?

I am unable to play YouTube videos from the links I get on my Facebook Messenger app. Here's what happens: A friend of mine posts a video link to me (YouTube link) as a message on Facebook. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Show Settings->Apps on desktop as a distinct icon?

Sometimes I want to kill a buggy application (ANR) I've deployed to my LG G3. This seems to be done on Lollipop via Settings->General->Apps. I find it quite tedious to get there, every time I have to ...
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Will a factory reset launch to the android stock launcher or can I use my own?

I was silly enough to uninstall my android 4.2.1 stock launcher and instead, installed nova launcher. I works 100% but this one annoying message keeps popping up every 5 seconds saying that the ...