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Change default apps Default browser Default Dialer-App Default SMS/messages app Default system launcher

Change default apps

The default apps on the OnePlus smartphone are the apps that perform a specific function each time and can be changed at any time if additional features are needed or the layout design is not appealing.

The following standard apps can be configured at any time:

  • Assistant & Voice input
  • Browser app
  • Home app (Launcher)
  • Phone app
  • SMS app
  • Camera app
  • Gallery App
  • Music App
  • Mail app
  • Opening links

More apps can be downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store.

Note: In this guide, we'll only navigate to the overview of the default apps.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
Step 3:  Tap on  Default apps
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps & notifications
  3. Tap on Default apps

Default browser

The default app for the Internet browser can be changed at any time on the OnePlus smartphone.

The various browser apps differ in layout design and also in their functionality for personalization.

The most popular browser apps are for example Chrome, Firefox or Opera and can be downloaded and installed at any time from the Google Play Store.

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

Default Dialer-App

The default phone app can be changed on the OnePlus smartphone at any time if additional functions or the design of the layout leaves something to be desired.

Additional phone & dialer apps can be downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store.

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

Default SMS/messages app

The default app for messages on the OnePlus smartphone can be changed at any time if different settings or options are desired.

The various SMS, message or messaging apps differ in design, functionality and setting or customization options.

Further news apps can be downloaded and installed via the Google Play Store.

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

Default system launcher

The home app on the OnePlus smartphone is the launcher program that is responsible for the start screen, added widgets and app shortcuts.

Other launchers can be obtained from the Google Play Store and vary in functionality and design.
Some launchers focus on an uncomplicated and customizable design, others on the variety of functions or tools.

The default launcher can be set at any time in the settings of the standard apps, although you will be asked which service to use as soon as you install another launcher app.

The most popular launchers are for example Nova Launcher, Microsoft or Evie Launcher.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps & notifications
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 & notifications
  3. Tap on Default apps
  4. Tap on Home app
  5. Choose the default Home/Launcher app

More OnePlus Guides

  1. Basics

  2. Network

  3. Connection

  4. Display

  5. Home Screen

  6. Lock Screen

  7. Sound & Vibration

  8. Apps & Notifications

  9. Battery

  10. Security & Privacy

  11. Accessibility

  12. Keyboard

  13. Accounts

  14. System

  15. Features

  16. Functions

  17. Dial-App

  18. Messages

  19. Camera

  20. Contacts

  21. Gallery

  22. Calendar

  23. Browser

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