Friday Pro Tip: You don’t have to use your smartphones integrated file manager



Google bundles its own, traditional file manager application into every build of the Android operating system it distributes. Although it’s adequate, many manufacturers tend to remove and replace it with their own version. Unfortunately, though, these always seem to be extremely overwhelming and way too difficult to use. However, you may be unaware that you can actually replace your default file manager to one of your choosing and what’s more it’s super easy to do.

Swapping your default file manager is simple, but you must ensure you have more than one manager already installed on your device otherwise you will not see the option to select one as your default. If you don’t, head on over to the Google Play Store to download one, then here’s what you have to do next:

  1. Open up Settings.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Tap on the file manager you wish to make your default.
  4. Check the box that says Make default.
  5. Press Save.

Voilà! You have successfully changed your file manager. If you run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.