Nexus One: How to Change the Default Application

If you have set the default application for a file type of action and wish to change it to another application, you will find that the solution is not very apparent. By following these steps, you can easily clear the defaults for an application so that you can choose a new default application.

1. Go to the Home screen.

2. Select the Menu key.

3. Select Settings.

4. Select Applications.

5. Select Manage applications.

6. Select the application that you wish to clear the defaults for.

7. Scroll down to the Launch by default section and select the Clear defaults button.

The next time you open the filetype or action that launched the above application by default, you will be prompted to select a default application.


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  • Anonymous

    No use as this button is grey-out for almost all applications…
    I need to replace the default video player and I can’t.

    • Blewittj

      Did you ever find out how to do this? I am running into the same problem. Appreciate any help you can provide.

      • Kslawko

        nope, still without success 🙁

  • Glenwallis

    how can i reset my xperia will its locked it locked me out bye trying to unlock the key pad lock

  • Nexus 7 user

    Thanks,that was helpful.