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Set default apps Default browser app Default launcher app Default SMS messages app Default phone app

Set default apps

On the Huawei smartphone, you can select standard apps with which an action should always be carried out. For example, you can set the music app so that you are not always asked for it before opening files. Apps can be set as standard for the following functions:

  • Assist app
  • Browser app
  • Home app
  • Phone app
  • SMS app
  • Camera
  • Gallery
  • Music
  • Email
  • PDF document
  • Word document
  • Excel document
  • PowerPoint document
  • Text file
  • Zip file
  • Autofill service
Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 4:  Tap on  More default
Step 5:  Choose a  Function
Step 6:  Choose a  Standard App
  1. Open the settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Default apps
  4. Tap on More default
  5. Choose a Function
  6. Choose a Standard App

Default browser app

We can set the default app for the internet browser on the Huawei smartphone to be able to choose between the different layouts and functions of each other.
More browser apps can be downloaded from the Play Store, such as Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 4:  Tap on  Browser app
Step 5:  Choose the  default browser app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Default apps
  4. Tap on Browser app
  5. Choose the default browser app

Default launcher app

The launcher is the startup application on the Huawei smartphone and is responsible for the home screen, the widgets and app shortcuts used on it.
The different launchers also differ in functionality and design. Some focus on a customizable home screen, others on a variety of features or tools.
More launcher can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The most popular launcher apps include the Nova Launcher, Microsoft, and Evie Launcher.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 4:  Tap on  Home app
Step 5:  Choose the  default home / launcher app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Default apps
  4. Tap on Home app
  5. Choose the default home / launcher app

Default SMS messages app

The default app for SMS and MMS messages on the Huawei smartphone can be set at any time. The apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and differ in functionality and design.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 4:  Tap on  SMS app
Step 5:  Choose the  default SMS Messages app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Default apps
  4. Tap on SMS app
  5. Choose the default SMS Messages app

Default phone app

The default phone or dial app on the Huawei smartphone can be changed at any time to take advantage of the different features of other phone or dial apps. More phone apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Android 10 (EMUI 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 4:  Tap on  Phone app
Step 5:  Choose the  default Phone app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on Default apps
  4. Tap on Phone app
  5. Choose the default Phone app

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