1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a webpage that displays PDFs directly in the browser along with other content. This PDF file is not possible to download for viewing - it is displayed directly on the webpage. Works withouth issue on iOS and PC.

    However, I am unable to view the PDFs on my Android phon. The only thing I am able to see is this tiny error picture icon, but the actual PDF.

    I am on Samsung Galaxy S+ with Android version 8.0.0.

    I have tested in Chrome, Opera and Firefox.

    I have attempted to download both Google PDF viewer and Adobe, however they can only help me with downloading PDFs which is not my issue.

    What can I do to view the PDFs directly in a browser?
    08-03-2018 09:42 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Not possible on mobile, unfortunately. Unless you find a PDF app with a built-in browser, documents must be open separately after being downloaded.
    08-03-2018 10:18 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Just make the file downloadable but uneditable. Then the user's choice will be to download with the browser or view in a pdf reader (or download, then read in a viewer, depending on the phone). Which is why it's a bad idea to use PDF on a mobile site.
    08-03-2018 01:15 PM

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