How to Change Default Apps in Android Marshmallow

One of the freedoms Android users enjoy is being able to switch up the default options used for core apps like the browser, phone or messaging.

In previous versions of Android, you had the opportunity to make this choice when you opened one of the relevant apps for the first time, but switching to a new default app later on was a convoluted process. With Android Marshmallow, changing these choices at any time is just a few clicks away.

Here’s how to change your default apps.

1. Open Settings.

2. Tap Apps.

3. Tap the cog icon in the upper-right corner.

4. Tap Default Apps.

5. Select the Default App you would like to replace.

6. Select the app that you wish to use as the new Default App.

From then on, the app you just selected will now be launched as the default option. If you’d like to go back to a different app as your default, just repeat the above steps.


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