How to change default Android apps

Written by on April 25, 2011 in tweaks, Uncategorized - 5 Comments

Android makes many apps on your mobile default such as the launcher app. What if you want to change the default to a different app? Android doesn’t make this easy so just follow this guide.

1. Open the settings app
2. Press Applications
3. Press Manage Applications
4. Press the tab at the top called All
4. Click on the default app such as your Launcher app
5. Scroll down to the bottom and click the button called Clear defaults

Now when Android opens up the default app you will be presented with a dialogue box with a choice of apps you can open. If you want to set a default then tick the box at the bottom before choosing an app to open.


About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

5 Comments on "How to change default Android apps"

  1. Liran May 11, 2011 at 9:08 am · Reply

    This doesn’t work for me :(
    Every time I set a new default launcher, two seconds later its deleted from the “default” and all launchers defaults are erased, leaving me without a default launcher, and with a mandatory “choose launcher” every time I press “Home”

  2. SV September 15, 2011 at 5:41 am · Reply

    Hey, I wanted to do the same thing and was searching for an app on the market which could help. Found one luckily called Default App Manager. Could set/clear default apps for Audio, Video, Image, Browser, Home Launcher etc…Here is the link to the market: Check it out!!

  3. agus January 23, 2012 at 9:28 am · Reply

    good solution to clear default app in android

  4. echohi March 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm · Reply

    i hate u caleb

    • calebk March 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm · Reply

      Ummmmmmmm good to know, lol!

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