Android 11 fixes the convoluted Android 10 workflow for opening links in default apps
When Android 10 introduced a serious backlash Set the default handle handle. After tapping a link supported by multiple apps, instead of leaving it with the familiar “Always open this app” query, Android 10 will instead drag you to Settings, where you need to confirm that you want to open the link. That app always has a drop down menu. Thankfully, this behavior is a thing of the past in Android 11, which reintroduces the familiar two-layer solution.
on the left: Android 10 with its settings change. South: Dual-layer solution for Android 11.
It makes Android 11 behave like Android 9P and older and minimizes minor UI changes in popups. When you tap a link supported by multiple apps on your phone, select the app you want to open and tap the “Always” button, and voilà, you will be taken to the app of your choice without any further transfers. Once you have this set up, Android 11 will not ask for further confirmation (except when you install another app that handles the link in question).
For the reasons you have listed (and some more!) We are not happy about that
– Glenn Murphy (gmurphy) December 4, 2019
This Android 10 behavior was one of our biggest grips with the update and when AP founder Artem Rusakovsky complained about it via Twitter, a Google engineer promised to fix it. It is confusing that it is not part of anything The pixel feature drops, It’s nice to see that the old behavior is back when the latest operating system is released. Now we hope all manufacturers will provide faster system updates so that everyone can benefit from the change.
If you think about other Android default intentions, such as third-party watch apps: these were not affected by the Android 10 change and retained the old simple setup stream. Meanwhile, third-party camera apps Cannot set default No longer on Android 11.