How to Set the Default Browser in Android Marshmallow

Last updated on May 20th, 2023 at 12:12 am

While the Android version of Chrome is an excellent Web browser, and consistently ranks as one of the top-rated options by users, you may have another browser that you would prefer to use instead. However, you may be finding that Web page links that you open in emails or text messages are opening in Chrome instead of the browser that you would prefer. This is due to the default browser setting on your phone.

Fortunately you are able to set the default browser in Android Marshmallow, which means that you can specify something other than Chrome, if that is what you wish to use. Our guide below will show you where to set the default browser for your phone.


How to Change Your Default Browser on a Samsung Galaxy On5

The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5 using the Android Marshmallow version of the operating system. Note that you will need to already have the desired browser installed on your phone if you would like to set it as the default browser. The browsers that are listed as options for the default are the ones on your phone that are currently detected as browsers.

Step 1: Open the Apps folder.

open the apps tray

Step 2: Touch the Settings icon.

tap the settings icon



Step 3: Scroll down and choose Applications.

open the applications menu



Step 4: Select the Default applications option.

android marshmallow default applications



Step 5: Touch the Browser app option.

choose the default browser on samsung galaxy on5



Step 6: Tap the button to the right of the browser that you would like to set as the default browser for your Android phone.

how to set the default browser app in android marshmallow



Now any action that you perform which opens a Web page in a browser will use the browser that you just selected.


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