Set Waze as your default navigation app

If you have more than one navigation app on your phone, you can choose to use Waze by default. Here are Android's instructions on how to choose a default app:

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications And then Default apps.
  3. Tap the default that you want to change.
  4. Tap the app that you want to use by default.

Important: Settings can vary by phone. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

Android version 7.0+

  1. Open Android device Settings.
  2. Enter the Apps & notifications menu.
  3. Tap See all X apps.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Waze.
  5. Tap Open by default.
  6. Tap Clear defaults if any exist, then tap Open supported links and choose the relevant option:
    • Open in this app
    • Ask every time
    • Don't open in this app

Android version 6.0+

  1. Open Android device Settings.
  2. Enter the Apps menu (sometimes called Application Manager).
  3. Swipe over to the All apps list.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Waze.
  5. Tap Open by default.
  6. Tap Clear defaults if any exist, then tap Open supported links and choose the relevant option:
    • Open in this app
    • Ask every time
    • Don't open in this app

Android version 4.0+

  1. Open Android device Settings.
  2. Enter the Apps menu (sometimes called Application Manager).
  3. Swipe over to the All apps list.
  4. Select the app you want to remove as default.
  5. Tap Clear Defaults.
  6. Now the next time you launch the link/file type that app was associated with (i.e. address), you will be prompted to choose a default app again. You can now select Waze.
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