Apple could soon allow you to set third-party apps as defaults
February 23, 2020

Finally use Chrome as the default browser on your smartphone.

One of the few quips that most users have on iOS is that Apple’s tight-knitted operating system won’t allow you to set third-party apps as defaults. While you can still freely install other apps, you can’t instruct the OS to open a specific app. So even if you always use Chrome as your browser, weblinks on iOS will always open on Safari.

But that might soon change as Apple is said to be discussing the possibility of allowing you to set other apps as defaults. This could happen as early as iOS 14, scheduled to be announced this June. If this happens, this will mark another important step in Apple’s mobile operating system.

Additionally, Bloomberg also reports that even Apple is also considering opening up the HomePod to natively support third-party services like Spotify. At the moment, only Apple Music is the only supported app on the HomePod (you can still use Spotify to stream music on it, but Siri commands and other extra functions won’t work).

We can only wait and see if this feature will be part iOS 14 and the rest of Apple’s software line. Stay tuned for more updates.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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