Set Waze as default app

If you would like to make Waze your default app for navigation on your Android device, follow the steps below.

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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