Resetting Default Apps on your Samsung Phone

Last Update date : Oct 15. 2021

Sometimes you may have multiple apps installed on your Android device that may be set as the default application for a certain file or data type. Maybe you have installed multiple media players or web browsers. Fact is, only one app can be the default app that opens up when you launch a file type or protocol on your device. If none has been set, you will instant get an action prompt where you are asked to select the app you want to open your selection with.

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary.

Android OS Version 11.0 (R)
1 Launch your Settings > Apps
Head into your Settings and select Apps
2 Tap on Choose default apps
Tap on Choose default apps
3 Select a Default App option
Select Default apps
4 Select your preferred default app, then tap the back arrow key to apply changes.
Select your preferred default app

Reset App Preferences

When resetting your app preferences, this will reset all disabled apps, notification restrictions, default apps, background data restrictions and permissions restrictions. 

Please Note: You will not lose your existing app data if you reset app preferences.

1 Launch your Settings > Apps
Head into your Settings and select Apps
2 Tap on three dots
Tap the 3 dots
3 Select Reset app preferences
Select Reset App Preferences
4 Tap on Reset to complete action.
Tap Reset
Android OS Version 10.0 (Q)
1 Launch your Settings > Apps
Head into your Settings and select Apps
2 Tap on three dots
Tap the 3 dots
3 Select Default apps
Select Default apps
4 Select a Default App option
Select a default app
5 Select your preferred default app, then tap the back arrow key to apply changes.
Select your preferred default app

Reset App Preferences

When resetting your app preferences, this will reset all disabled apps, notification restrictions, default apps, background data restrictions and permissions restrictions. 

Please Note: You will not lose your existing app data if you reset app preferences.

1 Launch your Settings > Apps
Head into your Settings and select Apps
2 Tap on three dots
Tap the 3 dots
3 Select Reset app preferences
Select Default apps
4 Tap on Reset to complete action.
Tap Reset
Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie)
1 Launch your Settings > Apps
Head into your Settings and select Apps
2 Tap on three dots and select Default apps
Tap the 3 dots and select Default Apps
3 Select a Default App option
Select a default app
4 Select your preferred default app, then tap the back arrow key to apply changes.
Select your preferred default app

Reset App Preferences

When resetting your app preferences, this will reset all disabled apps, notification restrictions, default apps, background data restrictions and permissions restrictions. 

Please Note: You will not lose your existing app data if you reset app preferences.

1 Launch your Settings > Apps
Head into your Settings and select Apps
2 Tap three dots and select Reset app preferences
Tap the 3 dots and select Default Apps
3 Tap on Reset to complete action.
Tap Reset

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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