how to change the default messaging app on your nexus 5x

How-to

If you own a Nexus 5x and don't really enjoy using the default messaging apps that come pre-installed such as Hangouts or Messaging, or you are experiencing issues with texting, you can download a multitude of SMS apps from the Play Store to use instead just by searching "sms app"! Here is how you can setup your custom messaging app once you've installed it to your Nexus 5x smartphone: 

  • To change your default sms app, go into Settings > Apps


  • Tap the Gear icon located in the top right corner


  • Tap on Default Apps


  • Tap on SMS app to change the default messaging app
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