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  1. JeffB99's Avatar
    Hi all. Just purchased my first Android device and boy...is this a learning curve! This forum is great and generally so far, so good.

    I wanted to play a few .mov files which I just copied from my PC. Of course Google Play Movies doesn't work so -- as some suggested -- I downloaded RockPlayerLite which worked fine. But launching Play Movies, I mistakenly selected Use Always which associates video files (including .mov files) to the Google App. Of course, the error box says "Can't Play This Video" but I don't see a way to undo my "Use Always/Just This Once" selection. While I can just launch RPLite and watch, I would like to reset the association in Play Movies.

    Please note....I already looked at Settings/Apps/Google Play Movies/LaunchByDefault but the Clear Defaults button is greyed out.

    I hope the above makes sense. How do I clear the file association in Play Movies so I can get the "Use Always/Just This Once" choice back?

    Thanks!

    --Jeff
    11-08-2012 09:59 AM
  2. dwr3ck3d's Avatar
    Settings > Apps > Scroll over to "All" > Menu button at the top right (3 dots) > Reset app preferences
    11-08-2012 10:27 AM
  3. JeffB99's Avatar
    That was it, thanks!!! I missed the "scroll over to All"!! Never saw that option on top.

    --Jeff
    11-08-2012 10:30 AM
  4. dwr3ck3d's Avatar
    You're very welcome. Glad to help... and welcome to Android! Hope you like it
    11-08-2012 10:37 AM
  5. Rachel Epperly's Avatar
    Thank you, that's a frustrating setting. They should add a loop that re-sets the query if you try the same action three times in a row.
    02-01-2013 05:33 PM
  6. Channan's Avatar
    dwr3ck3d's method resets all app preferences.

    Say you had Chrome set as your default browser, Google Voice set as your default texting app, and Play Movies set as your default video player. If you only wanted to reset the default video player, do what dwr3ck3d said but, after scrolling to All, find and click on the Play Movies app and scroll down to Clear defaults. That'll clear your default video player, but Chrome and Google Voice will stay your default browser and texting apps.

    Also, installing or uninstalling another video player will reset video player defaults.
    dwr3ck3d, Aesthete18 and mkhilario like this.
    02-02-2013 03:16 PM
  7. Leti Martinez's Avatar
    I accidentally pressed the always button to use only android message tones and now I cant use zedge ringtones.how do I reset it? I already went to settings and all and the buttons are grayed out.someone please help.i have a galaxy s4 active
    08-24-2013 11:33 PM
  8. Channan's Avatar
    I accidentally pressed the always button to use only android message tones and now I cant use zedge ringtones.how do I reset it? I already went to settings and all and the buttons are grayed out.someone please help.i have a galaxy s4 active
    Try downloading another ringtone app. That should reset the defaults.
    08-25-2013 07:36 AM
  9. subhadra sarkar's Avatar
    Hi!!
    I have a new Samsung Galaxy S4. I was trying to set a ringtone for my mobile. While doing this I press "Add" button at the bottom. Then it asked "Just Once" or "Always"....I pressed "Always" button. But now want to reset it. can you please me to go back to previous setting.

    Subhadra
    08-26-2013 12:11 PM
  10. Alfredo Aguiar's Avatar
    Thanks a lot, You save me a ton of time
    10-21-2013 05:06 PM
  11. Queen_nookiej's Avatar
    Omg!! The same thing happened with me like I have a T-mobile android and I cant get my **** back. My ex was like for me to call the company n **** n im like I guess so idk what to do?
    10-25-2013 06:21 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Omg!! The same thing happened with me like I have a T-mobile android and I cant get my **** back. My ex was like for me to call the company n **** n im like I guess so idk what to do?
    Welcome to Android Central! Can be a little more specific? What is it that you can't get back? What you wrote got bleeped out.
    10-25-2013 10:14 PM
  13. Deb63's Avatar
    Just used your advice to reset after accidentally selecting always for google photos rather than Gallery. Thanks very much.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-08-2013 12:21 PM
  14. regression's Avatar
    The app 1Tap Cleaner will show you all your defaults and let you clear all or a subset of them.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...phone.acc.free

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-08-2013 02:21 PM
  15. Castleroy's Avatar
    I pressed 'always' by mistake while selecting the instant message option between whatsapp and original phone sms app. I tried every thing to reset the just once / always option for my instant messaging app (between default sms and whatsapp). Nothing seems to work. I can not add new ppl to my whatsapp contacts, neither can I send whatsapp messages through my contacts. because every time I choose to message someone from my contacts list, the app takes me to default sms app. Every time I reset the defaults, it comes back on. Don't know why and how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
    12-12-2013 04:42 PM
  16. regression's Avatar
    I pressed 'always' by mistake while selecting the instant message option between whatsapp and original phone sms app. I tried every thing to reset the just once / always option for my instant messaging app (between default sms and whatsapp). Nothing seems to work. I can not add new ppl to my whatsapp contacts, neither can I send whatsapp messages through my contacts. because every time I choose to message someone from my contacts list, the app takes me to default sms app. Every time I reset the defaults, it comes back on. Don't know why and how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
    Download 1Tap Cleaner and clear the defaults.
    12-12-2013 07:04 PM
  17. Tran Nguyen2's Avatar
    I tried to uninstall the MX Player app but it didn't work even I have to install another app that is same function. My device is Nexus 10.
    12-15-2013 11:00 AM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I tried to uninstall the MX Player app but it didn't work even I have to install another app that is same function. My device is Nexus 10.
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you trying to uninstall MX Player, or are you trying to clear its default setting?
    12-15-2013 11:47 AM
  19. Arsalan Shakoor's Avatar
    Settings > Apps > Scroll over to "All" > Menu button at the top right (3 dots) > Reset app preferences
    Tran Nguyen2 likes this.
    12-21-2013 10:32 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Was this a question, or an erroneous post?
    12-21-2013 11:51 PM
  21. rxgadget's Avatar
    I pressed 'always' by mistake while selecting the instant message option between whatsapp and original phone sms app. I tried every thing to reset the just once / always option for my instant messaging app (between default sms and whatsapp). Nothing seems to work. I can not add new ppl to my whatsapp contacts, neither can I send whatsapp messages through my contacts. because every time I choose to message someone from my contacts list, the app takes me to default sms app. Every time I reset the defaults, it comes back on. Don't know why and how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
    Go to Settings - - Applications - - scroll down to the app you want changed - - click it. Somewhere in the description and other wording is a Choice to Clear all Defaults. This is the same with any chosen similar app. Example, I hit Always on Internet but wanted Chrome. I got thru the settings.. apps.. Click on Internet and Clear all defaults.

    This Allows me to cover again next time.



    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
    12-25-2013 05:41 PM
  22. Sona Malik's Avatar
    I accidentally pressed the always button to use my Facebook videos. How do I rest it ?. I want complete action using.. always/just once
    Horrnitto Wolf likes this.
    12-31-2013 10:23 PM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I accidentally pressed the always button to use my Facebook videos. How do I rest it ?. I want complete action using.. always/just once
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you tried any of the methods mentioned above in this thread?

    Also, could you be a little more specific? Which app did you select to play your Facebook videos? If you know which app it is, go to Settings>Apps>All, select that app, then tap "Clear Defaults."
    01-01-2014 02:48 AM
  24. s_nelson's Avatar
    When sending a text message from my Nexus 5 I received a warning before the text was sent saying 'this number will text you back and it will cost' and I then clicked 'never allow'. After this my message will not send. I've been into app settings and tried reset but it doesn't seem to work on messages. Help! I now need to text this number!
    01-23-2014 08:08 AM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Since you have a Nexus 5, I assume you're using Hangouts for text messaging. Open Hangouts, make sure you're on the main page (and not in one of the messaging threads), tap Menu>Settings>[your Google account], then scroll all the way down and tap Blocked people​. Do you see the number there?
    01-23-2014 12:33 PM
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