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How do I change the default application for an action? (Android 9 or higher)

    Valid for

    • Android™ 9 or higher

    When performing a task on your Xperia® device, such as opening a photo or tapping a link, you may receive a prompt to complete the action using a specific application. When you have selected an application, you have to choose either JUST ONCE or ALWAYS before the relevant application opens to complete the action. If you select ALWAYS, the chosen application becomes the default application for the particular task.

    If you want to change the default application for the task, you must clear the default settings.

    Clear the default settings for an application

    1. Find and tap SettingsApps & notificationsSee all [number of apps] apps.
    2. Find and tap the application you want to clear the default settings.
    3. Tap AdvancedOpen by defaultCLEAR DEFAULTS (For Android 12, 13, or 14: tap the switch beside Open supported links to disable).