What’s default application on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge?
One of the notable advantages of Android is the endless options (Be together, not the same). For one task, you can choose many different applications based on your preferences. Some apps in Galaxy S6 apps screen may perform same operation, e.g., both Internet and Chrome on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge can open website.
When more than one app on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge can perform the same task, by default, you will be asked to choose one app to proceed.
If you want Galaxy S6 or S6 edge to remembers your choice, you can set one app as the default application for this task. Next time, Galaxy S6 will use the default application to perform the task without asking you to select.
So, it is usually convenient (save your time) for you to assign default application on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge for certain tasks.
But sometimes, you may assigned the wrong app as default application, or you may find a better app for the task. In this case, you can reset default application on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
If you want to know how to disable or uninstall apps on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, please check this guide.
How to assign default applications on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge?
In this guide, I will use ringtone setup as an example. If you want to know more on how to customize Galaxy S6 ringtone, please read this page.
For other tasks, the procedure to assign default application or to reset default application is similar.
Because I used the default media storage last time, media storage is shaded as shown below.
Now I want to use ES File Explorer as the default application for ringtones.
After tapping ES File Explorer, I have two options as shown below:
- Just Once. This means ES File Explorer will be used only in this session. Next time, Galaxy S6 will ask me to select an app again. In other words, default application is NOT set.
- Always. This means I want to use ES File Explorer for such a task in the future without asking me to select apps. So, essentially, you assign the default app (as ES File Explorer) for such an operation.
Tap Always as shown below to proceed. Now ES File Explorer is assigned as default application on Galaxy S6 for such a task.
You can then navigate through Galaxy S6 storage and find a music file as the ringtone.
Actually, assigning ES File Explorer as default application for ringtone setup is NOT a good idea. Please read on.
How to reset default applications on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge?
After you assign the default application on Galaxy S6, you will not be asked to select apps when you want to change ringtone. ES File Explorer will be open automatically.
As explained in this guide, ES File Explorer cannot access the pre-installed ringtones.
This means you cannot use the pre-installed ringtones unless you reset default applications on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. This is why I told you it is not a good idea to assign ES File Explorer as the default application for ringtone setup.
To reset default applications on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, you can follow these steps.
Step 1: Access Settings
You can access Galaxy S6 Settings in one of two ways:
- from apps screen, tap Settings.
- from notification panel (swipe down from status bar or top of the screen with one finger), tap Settings (gear) icon.
Step 2: Access Applications
In Settings page, tap Applications as shown below.
Step 3: Access Default applications
In Applications page, tap Default applications as shown below.
Step 4: Clear default applications
In the list of default applications (under clear defaults) as shown below, you can find 3 default applications were assigned.
In this guide, we want to reset default application for ES File Explorer.
Tap Clear right to ES File Explorer as shown below. This will reset default application for ringtone setup.
Step 5: Reset default applications.
In the list, you can find ES File Explorer was removed. This means the default application for ringtone setup was reset.
If you try to setup ringtone now, it should not ask you to select an app again, just like what you get before assigning the default applications.
Can you assign and reset default application on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge now?
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
For detailed guides on how to use Galaxy S6 camera, please check Galaxy S6 camera guide page.