document cannot be opened because it's not a valid pdf-document. have managed to open the file on their tablets (android/windows). . This is why if you download the file first and then open it in Acrobat it all works fine. If you can't open a PDF file on your Android device, then continue Make sure that the PDF file/s that you want to open is stored on your. For example, if you want to open a PDF file that was sent as an If Adobe Acrobat Reader is your only PDF reader, you won't be If you can't get a PDF that's in a browser or an app, do the.

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Why can't I open PDF files on my Android phone, despite having PDF readers installed? Enter a name, wait 10 seconds, see results (this is addicting). Want to open PDFs on Android such as invoice, eBook, tax form, and the likes? cannot open pdf files on android phone. You can use. Adobe Acrobat Reader is the most reliable, free global standard document management system available. View, edit, sign, and annotate PDF documents by .

I think I changed the defaults by accident I did not assign one before. How do I change that, if ever?

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. 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.

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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.


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.

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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. 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. I'm using Chrome for it. Maglabe K.

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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.

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. But if the option is missing, tap on Open by default followed by Clear defaults.


Select the app and tap on Always. So follow the above methods to change the default PDF viewer of your phone and then it will be changed for WhatsApp too. Issue 1: Cannot Identify the App Some phones only show the app icon and not the name in the recent apps screen. To find the name, tap and hold the app icon in the recent apps screen.

The name will be revealed. In case, the name is still not visible, you need to identify the app from its icon and then follow the steps mentioned above. It's possible that one of the recently downloaded apps might be causing the problem.

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Usually, browsers such as UC Browser is downloaded accidentally by clicking on ads. These browsers come with PDF viewer capabilities and apps built-in.

Such apps are responsible for taking over the default PDF viewer app. So check your phone if you've recently downloaded any such app. Then clear its defaults as mentioned in the above method.The viewer has some unusual touches, starting with a double-page view and an animated page flipping effect.

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The app offers several themes, dual page mode, and tones of auto-scroll modes among a dozen other features. It keep showing"can't open file. Select the PDF. Chahk Chahk I tried your workflow on a friends iPad but I wonder if you can share the process, so I might be able to do it on android or PC.

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