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

  1. Click Start button and click Settings icon

    You can also open Settings app by pressing Windows key + I.

    A screenshot of start menu button in Windows 10

  2. Find “Apps” and open it

    Navigate to Apps category in the settings app and open it.

    apps option in settings of windows 10

  3. Navigate and click “Default apps”

    In defaults app section, you can find all the default apps.

    default apps tab in windows 10 settings app

  4. Find and click the app to replace with your favorite app

    Choose default apps that you often use and replace the native ones.

    replace default apps with your fav apps

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.

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  1. You can go to the windows 10 settings to change the default app from the Windows 10 which will surely help you to get as per your need apps.

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