Probably one of the applications most used by almost all mobile phone users is your mobile phone browser. The mobile phone browser has extensive use ranging from searching the web for shopping online, finding out the meaning of a word, open links your colleague has sent you, to watching videos for entertainment and even more.
It is rightly said that our choice to choose our preferred browser can make or break our internet browsing experience, because with use you become fully aware of the menu and other options present on the browser which allows you to to locate it on your screen in no time.
Most Android smartphones have built-in browser apps that are preinstalled by the manufacturer. For example, Xiaomi smartphones have their browser named MI Browser, which is preinstalled on all Xiaomi phones.
Why choose the perfect browser?
There may be various reasons why one may prefer to use a different browser over another. While you’re not sure which browser you should prefer to use as your default browser, go over the positives and negatives of each and then make your final decision.
You might stumble upon a browser that has all the features you could imagine built in, but these browsers require more memory than average to function properly on your device.
On the other hand, a browser can be spectacular when it comes to security issues but does not sync properly between devices etc. So, you have to choose your favorite browser according to your priorities.
Android provides an option in settings that allows you to change the default apps on your phone. We have used a “SAMSUNG” brand Android device to show you all an example through this article.
Steps to change your default browser
Now is the time to go through a step by step guide that will help you easily change default browser on Android device:
- First of all, you need to open the Settings app on your smartphone.
- Then press applications option displayed on screen. Once you are done, you will see a list of the apps installed on your smartphone.
- Subsequently, you must select the menu option and then click on Default apps option.
- Then go to the Browser application and identify the browser you want to set as the default browser on your device.
- Here is! Now you are good to go. Enjoy your favorite default browser.
And yes, if you are unable to find default app settings on your device, don’t worry. Instead, tap on the Settings app, then go to the Apps section and click on the Manage apps option. Now find the browser which is currently set as default.
Then go to the advanced settings and click on the option Clear default values. Great, next time you will be prompted to choose an app automatically every time you click on a link.
How to download and set a default browser?
If you prefer to download a new browser app and want to use it as your default browser, carefully follow the steps below:
Step 1: If your favorite browser has not been installed on your phone, you can do so by going to the Google Play Store.
Step 2: During installation or the first time you run it, you will be prompted to make this newly installed app your default browser. You need to choose an appropriate option based on your needs.
Step 3: If you choose not to configure it during installation, you will be prompted to do so the next time you click on a link. Make sure that you have checked “Remember my choice” (or “Always” instead of “Once”) when selecting your preferred browser, and your default browser will be set automatically. Here is! Now you are good to go.
Hope this article solved your problem. Stay tuned for the next updates! If you have any other doubts on how to change default browser on Android device, let us know in the comments below.