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.
Step 2: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose Applications.
Step 4: Select the Default applications option.
Step 5: Touch the Browser app option.
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.
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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