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Change Default apps Default browser Default System Launcher Default messaging app Default Dialer-App

Change Default apps

On Samsung devices, a default app can be set for different types and changed over and over again. By default, pre-installed apps such as the Google Chrome Browser or the news app are set as default. If alternative apps are installed, they can also be set as default. These include

  • Browser
  • Call/Phone
  • News
  • Home screen (Launcher)
  • Device Wizard
Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 5:  Tap on desired  Category
Step 6:  Tap on desired default  app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Default apps
  5. Tap on desired Category
  6. Tap on desired default app

Default browser

On most models, the default browser is set to "Samsung Internet", and when you open web pages, they are displayed with the Samsung Internet browser.

If you want to use Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or other browsers alternatively, you can do so at any time. Usually, when you open the browser for the first time, you will be asked whether the browser should be set as default. If not, you can change the default browser at any time in the preferences.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 5:  Tap on  Browser app
Step 6:  Choose desired  Browser
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Default apps
  5. Tap on Browser app
  6. Choose desired Browser

Default System Launcher

the user interface is largely responsible for the appearance. on Samsung's devices, the One UI user interface is used. in addition to this start app (launcher), we can install many other launchers from the Play Store. in order for it to be displayed on the Samsung device, the desired start app must be set as the default.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 5:  Tap on  Home app
Step 6:  Choose desired  System Launcher
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Default apps
  5. Tap on Home app
  6. Choose desired System Launcher

Default messaging app

The standard messaging app not good enough? Samsung leaves the choice of the standard messaging (SMS) app to its users.

Note: If a screen lock is set and the Samsung device is restarted, the messaging app will not load until the device is unlocked (applies to all apps except the pre-installed messaging app).

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 5:  Tap on  SMS app
Step 6:  Choose desired  SMS app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Default apps
  5. Tap on SMS app
  6. Choose desired SMS app

Default Dialer-App

As with the Start, Browser and Messages app, the default app for Phone can be changed by installing any app designed for making phone calls.

Note: If a display lock is set up, alternative phone apps may not be able to run correctly.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Open the  menu
Step 4:  Tap on  Default apps
Step 5:  Tap on  Phone app
Step 6:  Choose desired  Phone app
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Open the menu
  4. Tap on Default apps
  5. Tap on Phone app
  6. Choose desired Phone app

More Samsung Guides

  1. Basics

  2. Network

  3. Connection

  4. Wi-Fi

  5. Display

  6. Home screen

  7. Themes

  8. Sound & Vibration

  9. Apps & Notifications

  10. Storage

  11. Battery

  12. Security & Privacy

  13. Accessibility

  14. Keyboard

  15. System

  16. Features

  17. Functions

  18. Dial-App

  19. Messages

  20. Camera

  21. Contacts

  22. Gallery

  23. Calendar

  24. Browser

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