Android 15 Beta 1 Lets Users Set A Default Wallet App

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Android 15 Beta 1 is here, with loads of new features and abilities. It takes the customizable nature of the Android operating system and adds more flavors to it. Until now, users could select the default home screen launcher and default apps like browser, dialer, SMS, and more. Now, Android 15 allows users to choose a default wallet app, which could be pretty helpful, given that users tend to keep several digital wallets installed on their smartphones.

Why Would Users Want To Set A Default Wallet App?

Typically, Android smartphones come pre-loaded with Google Pay as the default payment app, while Samsung devices feature their own digital payments app. However, with the advent of Android 15 (currently in beta), users gain the freedom to choose their preferred app for digital transactions. 

How To Set A Default Wallet App?

Default payments app’s screenshot via Android Headlines

Those who have explored the beta version of the operating system recommend a simple process: navigate to Settings > Apps > Default Apps, select the “Wallet app” option, and then pick the app of their choice. This straightforward procedure ensures that the selected app opens up whenever users initiate an online payment.

According to a report by Beebom, the Default app section for wallets only shows Paytm and ICICI Bank’s iMobile application (as both support NFC payments). Further, Google Pay or Google Wallet app doesn’t show up unless users register a card in these apps.

Other New Features Launched With Android 15 Beta 1

Apart from this, Android 15 Beta 1 adds a new “allow WEP networks” toggle in the Settings > Network & Internet > Internet > Network preferences section. Then there’s a new “cellular network security” page in Settings > Security & privacy > More security & privacy with the option to enable/disable security notifications. Other features included in Android 15 Beta 1 include app archiving, support for braille displays, and NFC stacking. 

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Shikhar MehrotraShikhar Mehrotra
A tech enthusiast at heart, Shikhar Mehrotra has been writing news since college for an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Over the last four years, he has worked with several national and international publications, including Republic World, and ScreenRant, writing news, how-to explainers, smartphone comparisons, reviews, and list-type articles. When he is not working, Shikhar likes to click pictures, make videos for his YouTube channel, and watch the American sitcom Friends.

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