Monday, November 19, 2012

How to set default App on Android?

Alright, so now we have installed multiple Internet browsers of our choice. How will we set the preference of which browser to launch to open links from, let’s say your mail box?

The answer is by setting a default application. Default apps settings in Android happen by default! Meaning, in case of web browsers, when you try to open a link from some application and if you have multiple browsers installed and if the default is not already set, you will be presented with the options screen as shown.

Observe the Use by default for this action checkbox. If you check this checkbox and then make a selection then that app will be set as default app for your current action! Isn’t that neat?

Alright, now that we have set the default app, how can we clear it so as we can set a new default by above way?

Okay so here we have a direct Option. Do this.
  1. Goto Manage apps screen
    • ICS - You can go directly from home page or from System settings
    • Gingerbread – Goto System settings->Applications->Mange applications.
  2. Select the app that was set as default and you will be presented with App Info screen.
  3. Scroll down and go to the Launch By Default section to see a button called as Clear defaults. Just hit that and you are done!

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