The default apps play an important role to work faster on Android Smartphone. If an app has been set to default then the related task will be launched with the default app. For example, You have set MX Player as a Video player default app, so when you will want to open any type of video then it will always open with MX Video Player. Same as if you have set Chrome browser as default for Browser app and when you’ll open a web link then it will open only with Chrome Browser.
On Android, you can set the default app for Home Screen, Keyboard & Voice Input, Messaging, Calling, Browser, Video Player, Music Player, and for other files open. This provides a terrific faster experience but causes problems sometimes. If you have set mistakenly an app as default then how you can reset default apps on Android Oreo 8.0 on Android Nougat 7.1.1, in this post I will explain.
Reset Default Apps on Android Oreo 8.0
On Android Oreo 8.0, an app the default apps can be reset via two easy ways:
Method 1: Android Oreo 8.0 “Default apps”.
For resetting Default apps option on Android Oreo, you’ll need to go in the Settings. And In the Settings, tap on the Apps & Notification. When you come in the Apps & Notification, tap on the ∨ Advanced, after this the list will be expended and you’ll get Default apps option. Tap on this to go insight.
In the Default apps, tap on the app, which you want to reset from default application. As I here resetting SMS app, but you can choose as you want from Assist & Voice input, Browser app, Home App, Phone App, SMS app, Opening Links etc. After tapping on the app, you can choose another app from the list.
Method 2: Clear Defaults:
This method works for all types of default apps. Means if you’ve installed two or more apps for doing same work and one from you have set as default. As an example, you have installed two Document reader apps and from them, one is selected for default apps. Then Open with the screen will not appear where you can choose the desired app. So if you want to get back Open with Screen then follow the method below:
On Android Oreo, go to Settings >> Apps & Notifications >> App info and tap to select a default app from the list which you want to reset. Here I’m resetting Google Chrome, On next screen tap on the Open by default option. Now in the Open by default simply hit the CLEAR DEFAULTS button
The app has been cleared from the default app and you will again start seeing Open With screen where you select another app for doing same work.
Reset Default Apps on Android Nougat 7.1.1
To do reset an app from default apps list on Android Nougat 7.1.1, you can follow these two ways:
Method 1: Android Nougat “Configure apps”.
If you use this way, you’ll need to go insight the Smartphone Settings and in the Settings, tap on the Apps. When you come insight the Apps section, tap on the top right Gear icon. Now Configure apps page will appear, here you can reset default for Opening links, Assist & Voice input, Home app, Browser app, Phone app, and SMS app. Tap to select the app which you want to reset and on small screen select another app to set it as default.
For an example, if you want to reset default for SMS app then tap on SMS app and choose the appropriate option from the list. And the newly selected app will be set as the default app for messaging.
Method 2: “Clear Defaults”:
As I told above, If you’re resetting apps and want to get back Open with the screen on the Android Nougat 7.1.1. The app can be cleared from Default apps list using this way:
Go to Smartphone Settings >> Apps, and choose the main app from the list. App info page will appear, tap on Open by default option. On next tap on “CLEAR DEFAULTS” button to reset and the Open with screen will again start appearing.
So this is the process for clearing & resettings apps from default apps, if you’re looking how to clear default apps on old Android versions then read this article. If you any question related to the post, share with us via comment box. We will happy to assist you.