How to set default messaging app on android lollipop

We have used a 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 the default SMS app on an 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 change default messaging app on android 5.1.2 lollipop. You can set Hangouts as default messaging app in your android lollipop 5.1.1 such as Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge & S6 edge plus, Nexus 7 / 9, HTC one M8 / M9, etc. 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.

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Check out below given different methods to change default apps on android 5.1.2 lollipop and marshmallow 6.0 devices.

1st way: Change the default SMS app on Android 5.1.1

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 a default messaging app on your android lollipop 5.1.2 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

2nd way: Set default messaging app on Android Lollipop

You can also set Hangouts as a default messaging app Android devices.

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 the default messaging app

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

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