How to Stop the Galaxy S7 and S8 from Setting Default Apps Automatically


Android is all about choice: like the option to use different apps for different things, or to change apps with one tap. But on the Galaxy S8 (and S7 running Nougat), Samsung changed the option to launch specific apps “just once” and automatically make them the default choice.

The thing is, that doesn’t work for most people. For example, if you don’t want to open a certain type of file with the same app every time (like when sharing), you’ll want to see Android’s default app picker every single time. That just makes sense. On Samsung’s Nougat, however, you’ll see the app picker once, then your selection will become the default.

The good news is…

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