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Fix No app found to open URL

by Fahad Saleem

Apps in search are a big deal and by every single day, they are becoming a bigger deal with Google, Bing and even Apple. Unfortunately, there seems to be an issue that some Android users are facing using the Google Search App. When they search for any programming question from their Android devices, they see the Google search results as usual including a lot of SO links but, when they try and click any of them, they get a mysterious message: “No app found to open URL”.

This issue has been reported in 2013 as well, probably more often. But now there is a large spike in complaints from Android users who expect their apps to open to the appropriate content based on their query. Instead, they are being given the error message: “No app found to open URL”. People are worried and looking for any solution that might work for them and they get rid of this issue. In this article, we mention a few solutions that people have suggested on various forums and that worked for them. Here are following that you can try:

  • Uninstall the Android System WebView. It solved the problem for some users.
  • Some users have suggested to sign out of Google and then sign back in to get rid of this issue.
  • To solve this problem, many Android users have suggested to go to Settings > Apps. Now tap on Menu and ‘Reset All App Preferences’. This will remove all your preference for all types of URLs. You could also clear SO apps preferences by installing SO app and navigating to its settings.

Android users have tried various other options that did not work for them. These are mentioned below:

  • Uninstalling and reinstalling Google Chrome or Google Now.
  • Clearing the cache, cookies, etc.
  • Resetting all the applications to default.
  • Clearing cache and data from the Google apps.
  • Restarting the phone.





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