Just like other software companies, Microsoft packs Windows with many built-in apps for its users. Mail, Maps, Groove Music, Photos, Movies & TV, Microsoft Edge are the core default apps in Windows OS. However, Microsoft doesn’t force you to stick with one app. You can use alternatives of native Email, Maps, Music Player, Photo Viewer, Video Player, Web Browser applications.
To change the native apps in Windows 10, you can follow the steps below.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Here is how to change default apps in Windows 10
- Click Start button and click Settings icon
You can also open Settings app by pressing Windows key + I.
- Find “Apps” and open it
Navigate to Apps category in the settings app and open it.
- Navigate and click “Default apps”
In defaults app section, you can find all the default apps.
- Find and click the app to replace with your favorite app
Choose default apps that you often use and replace the native ones.
These were the steps that you can follow to change default apps in Windows 10. You can also follow our “How to speed up Windows 10 computer” to make your device fast and our “How to get “This PC” icon on your desktop in Windows 10” guide to get This PC icon on your desktop.