How to set default messaging app on android lollipop

We have use messaging app in our android phone & tablet to send and receive text messages and multimedia messages with friends or family or group. “Messages app” is set default messaging app on android lollipop (5.1.1) phone and tablet. You can change default messaging app on your android device.

You can install other messaging apps from Google play store on your android lollipop device such as Messenger, SMS messaging, Textra SMS, Floatify, GO SMS Pro, Chomp SMS, Group Me and other useful android messaging apps.  Below you can see two ways to set default messaging app on android lollipop.


In the latest lollipop (5.1.1) device such as Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge & S6 edge plus, Nexus 7 / 9, HTC one M8 / M9 and other lollipop devices, you can set only “Hangouts” as default messaging app then by default messaging apps. It’s quite easy to set Google hangout as your default messaging apps on your android lollipop and KitKat devices. Follow the below given steps to set default messaging app on android lollipop and upcoming android 6.0 marshmallow devices.

Steps to set default messaging app on android lollipop (5.1.1), marshmallow, KitKat

1st way to set default messaging app on android:

Step 1: Open “Settings”

Tap on more connection settings

Step 2: Tap on “more connection settings”, under connections

Tap on Default messaging app

Step 3: Tap on “Default messaging apps”

How to set default messaging app on android lollipop

By default “Messages” is default messaging app on your android lollipop (5.1.1) device

Step 4:  Tap on “Hangouts”

You can see below message on your smartphone screen.

set default messaging app on android

You will not be able to use some features of Samsung applications is you set Hangouts instead of Messages as your default messaging application. Setting Hangouts as your default messaging application may also affect your ability to send or receive messages, in which case Samsung shall not be responsible or liable.

Set hangouts as default messaging app

Step 5: Tap on “OK” to set Hangouts as default messaging app on your android lollipop phone and tablet

That’s all.

2nd way to set Hangouts default messaging app:

Step 1: Open “Settings”

Step 2: Under device, tap on “Applications”

Step 3: Tap on “Default Applications”

Step 4: Under set defaults, Tap on “Messages”

set default messaging app on android lollipop

Step 5: Tap on “Hangout” to set default messaging app

Above you can see the perfect solution to set default messaging app on android lollipop. If any issue then comment on the below box.

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