No app found to open url error

Sometimes, you may have issues with the links that you click on your Android phone. You can typically encounter these errors if you open a page using the Google App and you try to click on a link to another website.

When you click this link, you’ll get the “No app found to open url” error message. This is typically cause by a glitch in your Android phone that stops you from clicking through to the link.

However, it can also be caused by you deleting the app that the link needs to use – so, make sure that you haven’t deleted or disabled the app within your app preferences, as this is the other main cause of this problem – but typically, it’s just a glitch.

Fortunately, you can fix this annoying bug in Android pretty easily by running through a few troubleshooting. Here’s how you can fix a website failing to open from a URL error.

Resetting default apps

In Android, this is the first thing you should do if you’re having issues with a specific app that won’t open an individual link – you can do this by;

  1. First, click into your Settings app.
  2. Then, click into Apps.
  3. Click on the three dot icon in the corner, and you should see a Reset App Preferences option you can select.

This feature prevent difficulties in opening links. It will effective reset your device preferences, which will often fix the issue at hand.

If not, you may want to try a few other things.

Change default browser

The issue is may be that the default browser cannot open web pages for the users.

To determine whether this is the case or not, you can try switching to a different browser on your phone to check if it helps.

You can do this on an Android device by first going into your Settings app, and then clicking into Apps.

Under General you’ll find the option for Default Apps. Switch away from Chrome if this is what you have been using, or switch back to Chrome if another browser is the cause of your issue.

Restart the Application

An error message can be displayed when an application is failing to start or has issues. Sometimes, you can fix the problem by force-closing or reopening the application.

To do this, you can use the Force stop option to make sure that the application is closed on your device.

After you’ve done this, you can then re-open your application and try opening the link again to see if the issue is resolved.

Clear app cache

When a website does not allow you to open a link on the internet, it may be because of cached files that may be corrupted.

Clearing your cache for individual apps is pretty easy – this can be done by;

  1. Going to Settings, and then Apps.
  2. Click on the App that you need to clear cache for.
  3. Then, clock into Storage.
  4. Here, you can clear cache files by using the Clear Cache button.

This is the easiest way to quickly clear cache of apps on your Android device, which may resolve this link error message.

Reboot your Android phone

Restarting your smartphone can help eliminate unexpected problems like this when you’re clicking through to certain apps. It’s a quick potential solution that’s worth trying if you’ve been having this issue long term.

You can do this by simply using the Power Button to turn your device off and then back on again.

Check disabled apps

As mentioned, this error may be present after you’ve accidentally removed or disabled apps on your Android phones.

If you disable a default browser or app, such as the Play Store, you can receive this error when attempting to use a link which requires the application.

You should also check the phone’s app list and ensure the app is active. You can look into your Settings app and then select Apps and Unused apps to see a list of apps that are unused on your device.

On some models, you can disable apps within the Settings app too. So, make sure to check your Settings and preferences to ensure that this isn’t the case.


Some Android users have observed that there is an error when clicking through to a link from certain apps that should have opened up a website. It’s similar to the “currently unable to download” error that also occurs when trying to download something.

This error can be caused by a few different things, with the solutions to the issue above.

Once you learn how you can stop this happening, it’s easy to prevent a browser error occurring that indicates that an app cannot open the website URL is displayed. Running through a quick troubleshooting session can often resolve the issue without issue.

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