Today the thing we are about to discuss is used by the developers to configure a default homepage. Yes, we are talking about the “content://”. This is basically a code that is used in different browsers to change or alter the default homepage.

Suppose you buy a new android smartphone. Now upon opening the integrated browser, a home page will open on your device screen. This is the default home screen of the browser. Now the thing is some people do not like the format and interface of the default home screen and desire to change it.

Here the “content://” comes into play. By applying this code you can totally alter or change the complete interface of your default home page.

We can ensure that by the end of this article you will be well guided so that you can change the interface of your default home page by using “content://”. But as this is a completely new subject for most of the readers. So let us start by giving a brief idea about what “content://” is and how exactly it works.

“Content://”- Code Concept

As mentioned earlier “content://” is basically a code that is used by some unsatisfied Android users who want to change the contents and the interface of the default home page of the integrated browser.

The basic idea is that every time you buy a new smartphone it comes with some applications. Now some of these applications use your browser to open itself. Now for that purpose, the application uses a coded link to open your browser: “content://”.

Like the applications you use on your Android devices, browsers also come in a wide range of varieties. Like if you are using Google Chrome on your device, the other user might use Firefox or Opera Mini as their default browser.

But you cannot judge a person’s browser choices as every browser comes with different contents and user interface. Now there is a question of like and dislike. And it is very much evident that people do not like the default interface of their browsers.

Therefore, no either you are using an old or a new smartphone you always have the liberty to change the interface of your default browser by just using “content://”. But you have to keep one thing in mind that in order to get the content of your browser altered you must possess some prerequisite knowledge of Android.

Now if you do, then you must know that most of the settings on different Android devices resemble each other. But some new android devices have different settings. That is not the point to worry about. By using the content:// code you can change the interface of your default browser on any smartphone.

Content:// Steps to set a Browser homepage on your Android Device

Here in these sections, we have provided a complete guide to set up Google Chrome as your default browser and the procedure to apply the content:// code to change the contents and interface of that browser.

So follow the below steps in order to alter your default homepage. Now, these steps are generally applicable to most of the smartphones.

  1. Open the default web browser on your device. 
  2. Now go to the settings sections by tapping on the three dots placed on the top right corner.
  3. In the settings section, you will find an option saying, “Android Browser Settings”. Click on that option. 
  4. Open the General settings option.
  5. From here click on the set homepage option. 
  6. Now enter the URL of the page you want to make the default page. Or just choose the blank page. 

So if you cannot find these options on your Android device. Then the developers might have kept it hidden. But still, you have another option to carry out these steps. 

  1. First, you need to open the site that you want to set as your homepage. 
  2. On that website find and press the menu button.’
  3. Now save the website link in your bookmarks.
  4. Again press the home button.
  5. After this, go to the bookmark history.
  6. In the history, section look for the link you have just saved as a bookmark. 
  7. Tap on that link and hold it. 
  8. You will get the option to set that link as your homepage. 


Change the default web browser in your Android Smartphone (content://

It is not necessary that you have to use your default web browser installed in your system. Rather there are several options of browsers available in the Google Play Store. For example, you can opt for Mozilla Firefox or Opera Mini.

These web browsers can offer much more than your default browser. So if you are feeling bored by using your default browser again and again then there are a lot of options waiting for you in the Google PlayStore.

A good web browser makes a big difference on your Android smartphones. Many applications demand to access your default browser to function properly. Having a good web browser always benefits the user to make the most out of their applications.

In the End

Using the content:// code is a great way to change the home page of your default browser. But apart from using the content://, you can always opt for using a completely different web browser for your Android Device.

As mentioned earlier, if you go to the Google Play store, you will find some great alternatives to your default Android browser. So just download whichever you like and start experiencing something new.