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Feb 10, Find out how to open PDF on Android easily. Some Android devices can open a PDF file without the need of installing certain apps while some won't. By default, files downloaded from your Android phone's browser. The pdf files open normally when using?dl=0 or?raw=1 but they don't when There is problem only in Google Chrome, the default browser of my android. You can Save Web Pages as PDF Documents on your Android Phone or Tablet you won't be needing anything more than the Chrome or Firefox web browser.

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downloading with tablet/phone I get file, which only has some html When a browser like Chrome on Android gets a PDF link and offers. When using browser, I go to Broomall Fire Company. While on that site I can In secure area the PDF won't donwnload. JPG files download. Apr 2, Found my own answer and it was so much simpler than where I was looking. My page with the download link is in an iframe. Something in the.

Look here for the PDF file as an example: There is nothing wrong with tha PDF files. Gmail to my Android devices they open normally! Go to solution. Could you try replacing the "? Walter Community Moderator Dropbox https:

Sorry for posting this on the Web apps, didn't know there was an Android Enthusiasts. I checked the defaults, it did not have one. I just uninstalled the update for Google Drive as a temporary solution. Thanks for the help! You can do this on Android 4.

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Next time you try to open a PDF, a pop-up should present you with options of all the installed apps that handle PDF viewing. I fixed it by, in Firefox, going to about: Btw, that "browser. Seems redolent of the old browsers wars.

I just had this problem on Android 7. Will be set to some value, set it to something other than "Open in this app". I set it as "Ask every time". This worked for me. I believe you will have to clear the defaults for Google Drive.

Have you installed the PDF viewer from the play store? If you have you should clear its defaults for sure. This video may be of use to follow along.

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If you couldn't find the default applications settings it may be because you are on a different version of android if that's the case you may also be able to find under just "Applications" in the settings menu. This then gave a choice after phone reboot of PDF Readers This is what worked for me. None of the other well meant suggestions worked. In my case these instructions meant that I reverted to the older version of chrome that came with my tablet.

When I clicked on a PDF file within that old version of chrome and was asked for my choice of viewer, I emphatically chose something non-Google, to be used every time. The step that I have to add to those instructions is that after following them I tried updating chrome to the latest version. The new choice of PDF viewer is still in place.

So long as I never return to the Google viewer I should be able to change my default viewer again. Now download a PDF. While opening that file, you will get an option to pick your default PDF Viewer. Choose Adobe and tap on always open with. I too had this problem. I use a Samsung note 2 and believe me the handset is not the issue nor is android.

It was working fine. Then it stopped and for every pdf downloaded through google chrome app it displayed whole pdf in drive but after storing it just didn't open in any other pdf viewer..

Google is getting into a sick habit of giving so called updates to its apps and messing perfectly running things I tried a number of options previously used but none worked on getting chrome to use the default pdf viewer previously set on the device in my case, Foxit Then, opened file manager again, completed the process again and it worked to set Foxit as the default PDF app as far a chrome was concerned.

I too was struck with this issue. Google drive hijacks the downloads, and then Adobe wants 9.

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Uninstalling any Google Drive updates and then disabling it will also solve the problem The results are in! See what nearly 90, developers picked as their most loved, dreaded, and desired coding languages and more in the Developer Survey. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. My phone's a Samsung S5.

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I'm using Chrome for it. Maglabe K.

Maglabe 69 1 1 5. Which OS version is it currently running? Note there is an app called google pdf viewer and a a function within drive called drive pdf viewer, wich are different. The first one can be unistalled in application manager.

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Scroll down to the Launch by default section and tap the "Clear Defaults" button. Chahk Chahk For me, there's no separate PDF viewer app, and clearing defaults for the Drive doesn't help. I had the same problem using Firefox on Android - totally maddening - but fixed it.

Shouldn't it be there in Chrome, under the hood somewhere? For example, add a subject and recipient if sending by email. If you're using Bluetooth, make sure your other devices have BlueTooth enabled as it requires you to choose a paired device or create a new pairing. Press "Send" within the app to send your PDF.

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Connect your Android to your computer with the included USB cable. Wait for drivers to download, if it's the first time you've performed this action. Pull down the status bar on your phone or tablet and choose USB storage or disk drive as the connection type. Open your phone as a disk drive on your computer.

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For example, Windows users can open it as a lettered drive from "My Computer. Navigate to the location of the PDF on your phone and select the file.