How to Change Default PDF Viewer [Desktop & Mobile]

How to Change Default PDF Viewer on Windows

There are generally two methods to change your default PDF settings on Windows, namely File Explorer and Control Panel.

By File Explorer

You may not know what the File Explorer is, but I bet that you must have already used it in daily life. This is the file management application on Windows to browse folders and files. Windows users can then access all the files quickly and easily. Here’s the guide to changing the default PDF viewer in the File Explorer:

By Control Panel

The Control Panel on your Windows OS is the system software to manage various computer hardware and change system settings. This method may seem a bit complicated, but don’t worry. The detailed guide will walk you through how to use your control panel to change the default PDF settings:

How to Change Default PDF Viewer on Mac

Preview is the default PDF viewer on Mac, and apparently, it is far from being an all-around PDF program. The lack of the ability to edit on PDF may necessitate a dedicated PDF tool for Mac users. If you need to change the default PDF viewer Preview to any alternative one, follow the steps below:

How to Change Default PDF Viewer on Mobile Phones

PDF is a device-agnostic file format, as we all know, and consequently, it has long been utilized to distribute documents across different platforms. When mobile phones have become an indispensable element, we may occasionally receive and read PDF files on mobile phones.

On iPhone

Sorry for iPhone users, it is not allowed to set a third-party application as the default PDF viewer. Nevertheless, they can open a PDF document directly or browse the file via a PDF viewer by clicking on the “Share” button.

On Android

If you are fans of Xiaomi, Samsung, or any other Android brand, changing the default PDF viewer is not a complicated task. Have a glimpse of how to switch the default PDF viewer on Android:

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