Dan Gookin shows the difference between default apps that complete common actions, such as the SMS app, and default apps chosen to open specific file types. Learn how to reset default apps, such as the device's web browser. Deal with the always or just once cards and reset your default choices.
- [Instructor] Default apps imply two things…on an Android mobile device.…The first is which app handles a basic task…such as making a phone call or browsing the web.…The second type of default choose those apps…that open certain types of documents,…or complete specific actions.…To review or set default apps, open the settings app.…Choose Apps & Notifications.…Tap Advanced so that you can see the Default Apps item.…
In older versions of Android,…in the settings app you choose apps,…and then tap the gear or settings icon…to locate the default apps setting.…This list represents apps that complete actions…related to device services.…For example you tap a phone number in the address book…and the default phone app runs.…The browser app, called opening links, on some devices,…represents the default web browser app.…When you choose a link in any other app,…the default browser app completes the action…opening the link and displaying the web page.…
And the SMS, that's the text messaging app.…To set a new default app, choose an item.…
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- Finding and managing apps
- Shooting video
- Editing images
- Managing contacts
- Listening to music
- Exploring Google Assistant
- Printing from your Android