Changing Default Apps in MIUI: A Simple Guide

Changing Default Apps in MIUI: A Simple Guide

Hey there! Today, I want to share a useful trick with you. I’ll show you how to change default apps on your MIUI-powered device. It’s a piece of cake, so don’t worry!

Have you ever clicked on a link or opened a file on your phone, only to be taken to an app that you don’t really want to use? I know it can be frustrating. But worry not, my friend. With MIUI, you have the power to choose your default apps, so you can always use your favorites.

Here’s how it works. First, let’s say you want to change your default browser. We’ll make it happen! Just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to “Settings.”

Step 2: Scroll down until you find “Apps” and tap on it.

Step 3: Look for “Default Apps” and tap on it.

Step 4: Now, you’ll find a list of different types of apps like browsers, dialers, and more. Scroll through the options and find the category you’re interested in. In our case, it’s “Browser.”

Step 5: Once you’re in the category you want, you’ll see a list of all the apps that can be used for that function. Choose the one you prefer. For instance, if you’ve installed Google Chrome and want to use it as your default browser, just select it from the list.

Step 6: That’s it! You’ve successfully changed your default browser. From now on, whenever you click on a link, it will open in your chosen browser.

See? It’s not so complicated after all. You’ll quickly become the master of your default apps. Feel free to tweak them to fit your needs and preferences. Now, let’s explore a few more examples to give you a complete understanding.

Maybe you want to change your default music player. Or perhaps you’d like to use a different camera app. It’s totally up to you! Just repeat the steps we just went through, but this time choose the corresponding category (like “Music Player” or “Camera”) instead.

Remember, you’re in control of your device. MIUI makes it easy to personalize your experience, so take advantage of it. Now go out there and make your phone truly yours!

How to Change Default Apps in MIUI

It’s super exciting to open up your brand-new phone and start checking out all the apps and features. One of the first things most people do is set up the default settings. Yeah, it’s not as interesting when you’re doing it after a factory reset, but you still end up with the same default app preferences as everyone else.

If you’re using a Xiaomi or Redmi smartphone with the MIUI operating system, you can change the default apps on your phone. Usually, people want to change the default browser, gallery app, or SMS app.

Changing the Default Apps

The system apps on your MIUI phone are usually fine, sometimes even better than that. But they might not meet your expectations or match what you’re used to. Maybe you’ve been using certain apps on all your phones over the years and you don’t want to change that.

Let’s say your favorite internet browser is Google Chrome. That’s understandable, since it’s considered one of the best and fastest browsers out there. And you already have Chrome installed on your MIUI phone, so that should be enough, right? Well, not exactly.

If Chrome isn’t set as your default browser, every time you click on a link in a website or a messaging app, the MIUI system browser will open instead. Here’s what you need to do to change that:

  1. Grab your Xiaomi phone and open Settings.
  2. Under “App Settings” select “Installed apps”.
  3. In the top right corner, select the Menu icon (three vertical dots).
  4. Select “Default apps”.
  5. You’ll see a list of options. Select “Browser”.
  6. You’ll be taken to another screen where you’ll see a list of all the system and downloaded browsers on your phone.
  7. Select Chrome or any other browser you prefer, and then exit Settings.
  8. To confirm that your browser of choice is set, click on any link and see if it opens in what should now be the default browser.

You can always go back and change the default browser as many times as you want. In fact, changing the browser is one of the first things most MIUI users do. But you can also follow the same steps to change the default messaging app, gallery app, music app, and email client.

Another Way to Do It

Setting the default apps on MIUI is easy. Once you’ve done it, you don’t have to worry about the system apps getting in your way. But sometimes you might want more options and not stick to just one default app. Sure, you might end up using the same app over and over again, but you don’t want to commit to it.

Alternatively, there might be certain types of images and videos that you prefer to open in a different app. In these cases, you want to be asked which app to use when you perform an action. This can be helpful when you’re not sure which app you want to set as default. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Go to MIUI Settings and select “Installed apps”.
  2. Select the app you want to change and scroll all the way down.
  3. You’ll see the option to “Clear defaults”.

Now, instead of going back to set a different default app, you just leave it like that. The next time you tap on the app on your screen, you’ll be asked which app from your MIUI phone you want to use to complete the action. When you’re sure of the one you want, just check “Remember my choice” that will appear on the same screen.

Changing the Default Launcher

Using a third-party launcher has become very common. If you want your MIUI smartphone to run on Nova Launcher, for example, you have to make sure it’s set as the default launcher. There are two ways you can do this. The first way is to follow the same steps we mentioned earlier, changing all the other apps by going to Settings > Installed apps > Launcher.

But you can also do it differently. After you download and install the launcher of your choice, go to “Home screen & Recents” and select “Default Launcher”. Then, tap on the launcher you’ve downloaded. Now, instead of the MIUI system launcher, your default launcher will be the one you’ve installed.

Bringing Your Defaults to MIUI

The default apps that aren’t your choice might feel strange and awkward. Yeah, you can figure them out and use them if you have to, but why would you? All these settings are easy to go through and important, because who has time for apps that don’t feel familiar or easy to use?

What default apps do you use on your mobile devices? How do MIUI system apps compare to the ones you prefer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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