1. Obi Huy Tran's Avatar
    Hi everyone. My phone is on Android 4.2.2. I want to set Google's Messenger as my default SMS app to replace the Android Messaging app. Anyone know how I can do it without rooting my phone? Thanks a lot!

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    08-15-2015 08:55 AM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    Hello. Have you downloaded it already.
    It's suitable for devices from 4.1.
    There should be a setting in Messenger to make it the default messaging app.
    08-15-2015 09:57 AM
  3. Obi Huy Tran's Avatar
    Hello. Have you downloaded it already.
    It's suitable for devices from 4.1.
    There should be a setting in Messenger to make it the default messaging app.
    I've been using it regularly, just can't make it the default app. When I go to settings, this is all the options I have. Even in the Advance. Is this a bug, should I contact Google? Thanks.

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    08-16-2015 01:02 AM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    I've been using it regularly, just can't make it the default app. When I go to settings, this is all the options I have. Even in the Advance. Is this a bug, should I contact Google? Thanks. [ATTACH]

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    Hi.

    I found two areas on Android 5.1 where you can change the default SMS, and if you also go to Apps - All (or most columns) - 3 dot menu, you can Reset (all) App Preferences, but this will enable disabled apps and set other default apps (easy to change back).

    The two paths are Settings - More - Default SMS App
    and Message app - SMS Enabled

    ALSO: Thanks for the screenshots but I would now edit and remove the first one.


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    08-16-2015 05:48 AM
  5. Obi Huy Tran's Avatar
    Unfortunately I'm stuck at 4.2.2. I've followed the 2 path you suggest and find out none of those options exist, I think either it's some software issue which Docomo is the one to blame (my phone was imported from Japan), or it's just the nature of Jelly Bean. About the "Reset app preferences" option, I'm still a bit hesitant to do it. Thanks for your advice, I'll update if I choose to do the last option

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    08-16-2015 06:14 AM
  6. anon8380037's Avatar
    Unfortunately I'm stuck at 4.2.2. I've followed the 2 path you suggest and find out none of those options exist, I think either it's some software issue which Docomo is the one to blame (my phone was imported from Japan), or it's just the nature of Jelly Bean. About the "Reset app preferences" option, I'm still a bit hesitant to do it. Thanks for your advice, I'll update if I choose to do the last option

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    Yes, sorry, you did say 4.2 - those white screens threw me. I had devices on 4.1 and 4.3 so I would be sure you could change sms default as long as there were message apps available.

    Like you say it might be specific to Docomo but it's odd.

    There is an Android OS and Android Legacy forum where they are still asking questions. You could ask again in General Help and How To (Android Central Community), or ask some experienced ambassadors if you say hi in the Introductions forum.
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    08-16-2015 07:08 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    Default App Manager will take you to the right place to set or unset a default app. It's the same place you'd do it manually, but the manager app makes it easier to get there.
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    08-17-2015 01:54 AM
  8. Obi Huy Tran's Avatar
    Default App Manager will take you to the right place to set or unset a default app. It's the same place you'd do it manually, but the manager app makes it easier to get there.
    Hi, I've tried the app you introduced and it did manage to set Messenger as the default app. But, sadly, it didn't solve the problem I had with the Omni Swipe app. When I want to send a text message to a contact from that stupid app, it still picks the Messaging app, and if I disabled the Messaging, it simply don't respond at all. But I'll keep this app for future use!

    I finally decide that this is too minor of a problem in day to day use. So, really appreciate all of your advices here, thank you.

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    08-17-2015 07:58 AM

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