How to Change Default Browser on Any Android device

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Have you ever wondered whenever you click on links and the default browser opens! But surprisingly you don’t want that browser app to be opened as a default phone browser. 

In this article, I am gonna teach you how to change the default browser on Android.  It will be a super easy tutorial with a lot of images and videos. That can help you. 

This thing also happened to me when I was trying to open a link from my WhatsApp, Instagram and even from telegram links are always opening from the default brave browser.

I had mistakenly selected it but I didn’t get the settings to change the default browser. 

And I realise that everyone is facing this issue. Whenever you try a new browser app it will automatically be selected as your default phone browser. 

It’s the worst right! So let’s directly move on to the tutorial to change the default browser on Android. 

How to Change Default Browser Android 

So basically there are two easy ways to change the phone’s default browser. First of all, you’re gonna see the way that could work in the latest smartphones. 

Don’t be worried if you have an old smartphone. I also have an effective method for it. 

  • 1. Select App Managment in Settings

    The first thing we change phones before the browser is to open your mobile settings. Scroll down or find and select app management. 

    Some of you don’t know that there is an option in Android smartphones or in Android settings that shows all the list of default apps that have been selected whether we talk about calling default apps for the messaging app. 

  • 2. Tap on Default Apps

    After getting there you will see a few options like default apps, app list, all apps for apps that have special permissions. These are some options that you are going to see there. But here you have to tap on the default apps.

  • 3. Now Select Default Browser App

    In the default app menu, you have to tap on the browser app AKA default browser app. Here a completely new window will open where all the browsers are listed that are installed on your phone. Select any one of them which you wanted to set as your default Android browser. 

    After selecting it just press back back back and all the settings will just save it automatically. 


Now next time whenever you tap on any link from any app it will open in that particular browser that you have selected as your phone’s default browser.

Even one of my friends, one of my childhood friends Aditya, was Worrying because he has downloaded the fastest browser app but it is selected as the default automatically and now he wanted to change it. 

So as usual he came to me and asked me a question to solve his query. So I just talked to him about how to change the phone’s default browser.

However, he has a Samsung smartphone so guided him step by step. 

Video Tutorial: To change the default browser 

To change default browser

One of the frequent visitors recommended embedding videos from YouTube but why are YouTube videos?

They Were too long and didn’t cover the main thing for a few minutes.

So I decided to upload my videos that are under the 30 second to 1-minute mark which might be more helpful than the YouTube videos. 

Method#2: How to change the default browser 

The above method didn’t work on the device then here is the technique that you could use. 

  1. Open your mobile settings. Find and tap on apps. 
  2. Here select any browser app. 
  3. In the app info settings, you have to scroll down and select “Open by default”. 
  4. In this menu, you have to tap on clear default selections. 
  5. In that way whenever you open any link from anywhere your phone will ask you to choose the browser app if you need to open that link. 

Video Tutorial #2: Changing Default Browser on Any Android Device

how to change default browser android

And at that particular moment, you could set your default browser. it’s that is a right

Okay, so that is how you could change the default Android browser or the default smartphone browser easily. 

I hope you found this article useful. If yes then I know there are only 5% of people who just make sure to share this article or at least to encourage others by leaving a comment below. 

I believe that you are from that 5%. It takes a second to share. 

By the way, this article is a part of a how-to tutorial guide you could check out for the guides if you need to. 

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Kunal Kashyap

Kunal Kashyap

Hey, It’s Kunal; I'm a professional writer and problem solver. I mainly write about Android OS, apps or games, or even tutorials to troubleshoot your errors and games. I’ve been making content since 2017. I started as a YouTuber now I’m a Blogger.

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