How to Change Default Apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

How to set or change default apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone. In your Pixel device, set default apps including message app, phone app, home app, and browser app. You can set or change the default messaging (SMS) app or any other app using the apps & notifications settings. First of all download apps from the play store want to change default apps in your device. Also, other settings include such as opening links and Assist & voice input. Allo app is a text messaging app but you can’t set Allo as your default messaging app in your Pixel device.

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How to Set or Change Default Apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Check out below given settings to set default apps on Pixel and Pixel XL devices.

Google Pixel & Pixel XL Running Android 10

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Set default apps on Pixel and Pixel XL

Step 2: Tap on Apps & notifications.

Advanced settings for change default apps Google Pixel

Step 3: Tap on Advanced.

Change Default Apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Step 4: Tap on Default apps.

You can see the Assist app, Browser app, Caller ID & Spam app, Home app, Phone app, and SMS app.

How to Change Default Apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Step 5: Select the app you want to change the default app.

Step 6: Choose an app you want to use.

How to Clear Default Apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL running Android 10

Clear Default Apps on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Settings > Apps & notifications > See all apps > Select the app from list > Advanced > Open by default > Clear default

For Pixel & Pixel XL Running Android Nougat 7.1.2

Step 1: Go to “Settings” in your Pixel and Pixel XL.

Step 2: Under the device section, tap on “Apps”.

You can show a list of installed apps in your Pixel device.

Tap on settings gear icon under apps setting in pixel XL device

Step 3: Tap on the “Settings” gear icon from the top of the screen.

change default apps on Google Pixel phone

Here you can view a list of by default set apps like home app (Pixel Launcher), phone app (Phone), message app (Messages), and browser app (Chrome). Change any default app you want from the list.

Step 4: Tap on “SMS app”.

Set default messaging apps on Pixel XL phone

Step 5: Choose your favorite app to set as the default messaging app in your Pixel device.

Another option is an Assistant app that can use to get information from the screen which you’re viewing. Some apps support both voice input and launcher to integrate with assistance. Also, the assistant app allows you to access the screen contents as text in your Pixel and Pixel XL device.

Don’t Miss This: Google Assistant – All Useful Info such as News, My Day, Personal Info (Nickname, Home & Work locations, Email updates).

That’s all. It’s quite easy to set or change the default application in your Pixel devices.

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