1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have android version 5.0.1 on LG Leon. I want to use Facebook's Messenger app as default for text messages. I see no way to uninstall or permanently disable the native Messaging app.

    I set Messenger as default for SMS, but recently this default has not been "sticking" and Messaging keeps taking over again.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    01-13-2017 02:47 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Just to be sure, have you gone to Settings>Apps​, selected Messaging, and looked for the Disable button there? Is it greyed out or not available?
    01-13-2017 10:43 PM
  3. cuyocksol's Avatar
    Apps > Messaging does show Disabled as greyed out.
    I have also tried 'Force stop' i think which doesn't seem to help...

    thanks
    David (original poster)
    01-14-2017 02:11 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, sometimes manufacturers don't let you disable the stock messaging app. Do you have any power-saving modes turned on, or 3rd party power/battery-saving apps installed? If so, it might be temporarily closing the FB Messenger app, which makes the system revert back to the stock Messaging app.
    01-14-2017 03:36 PM

Similar Threads

  1. I have the Mate 9 and S7 edge...which one should I keep?
    By Retinella in forum Huawei Mate 9
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 02-23-2017, 03:47 AM
  2. How do I enable WiFi calling ONLY for international calls?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-25-2017, 12:28 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-22-2017, 10:10 AM
  4. where do I get that flip case for the Acer zest plus
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-13-2017, 10:53 PM
  5. Sim unlock code for q link wireless
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-13-2017, 10:48 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD