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November 4, 2013

Nexus 5 – How To Change Hangouts SMS App

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HowTo change Hangouts as the default SMS app is very simple but, first as this is Google Android, that is no 3rd party apps installed like you find on a Samsung or HTC etc, where all manner of apps are installed.

You will have to download a SMS app from Google Play, for this HowTo I have downloaded Handcent SMS a very nice SMS app.

SO HowTo change the default: First you’ll want to head towards Settings, by pulling down on the notification bar or clicking any shortcut for it that you may have and you should see a screen similar to the 2nd picture

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Then click on More, you will see Default SMS app

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Tap the  Default SMS app which will open a UI like the one below. Tap the Handcent SMS or the one you have downloaded and that’s it done

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 Enjoy

More Howto for the Nexus 5 to follow

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini