How to Change the Default Messaging App on 1.0/2.0 Phones

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  • Change the default messaging app


  • Moto X1
  • Moto G1
  • Moto E1
  • Moto X2
  • Moto E2
  • Moto G3


  1. Open Settings
  2. Under Wireless & networks, tap More
  3. Tap Default SMS app
  4. Select your desired default messaging app 


This can revert your messaging application back to the stock messaging app or change between Republic Anywhere and Android Messaging.

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