Resetting Default Apps on your Samsung Phone

Last modified : Jul 17. 2019

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.

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

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