FIX: You May Not Have A Proper App For Viewing This Content Solution

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There are many errors in the android phone which are really annoying and “you may not have a proper app for viewing this content” is one that error which is really annoying and time-consuming too.

Sometimes when you download an apk file from a website/ WhatsApp/ FB messenger or some unknown file then your mobile says this error mostly.

This error popups mostly when your device doesn’t have any proper app/ software to execute and open that file. Mostly this error comes while opening PDF, Excel, Xlsx, Docs, Contacts, etc files.

FIX: You May Not Have A Proper App For Viewing This Content Solution

This error is seen in many different conditions of smartphones. That’s why there are many possible solutions for this error according to the issue.

That’s why we have enlisted different scenarios and solutions for specific conditions.

A. Universal file opener

If you have a very different file on your device and to open it your device hasn’t any supported app, dont worry you will have to download an app/ software and that file will open easily.

1. Universal file opener for Android

There are many Android file openers that support more than 150+ file extensions. File Viewer for Android app is one of the best apps in this category so download it and open your file easily.

2. Universal file opener for Windows

There are many Windows Universal file openers that support more than various file extensions.
Universal Viewer is one of the best apps in this category so download it and open your file easily.

B. Installing APK:

If you download an APK file from the internet in this case, if you try to install it from the browser itself then it may show the “you may not have a proper app for viewing this content” error.

So, in this case, go to your File Manager and go to the APK section here you may find your downloaded APK file.

If you don’t find the app then try searching it in the downloads section of your File Manager.

After finding tap on it to install it. Still, if you are not able to install it then try rebooting your phone Or try to Update your smartphone if possible, Now it will not show any error.

C. Viewing Unkown Format file:

If you have downloaded an unknown type of file and you aren’t able to open it and it is showing the same error then try to open it in another app. To open it in another app long tap on that file and try finding another file to open it.

If you are still not able to open the file then try to find its type. You can know the type of your file easily by using the fileinfo.com site. Also, you can visit filext.com which will also help you to find the extension of the file.

After knowing the file type of the downloaded file you can easily open the file by using a particular supported app.

D. Whatsapp :

If you have a dual/ Clone app on your phone then “You May Not Have A Proper App For Viewing This Content” is very common.

Most people use double Whatsapp using the Clone feature. Clone apps have very little permission allowed.

To solve this issue you should go to Settings > Apps > App Manager > Whatsapp(Any app) > App Permissions and allow all necessary permissions to storage. After allowing your issue will be solved.

E. Mail :

Similar to the previous case if you are trying to mail someone and it says “You May Not Have A Proper App For Viewing This Content” then you should allow permission to that particular app for mail.

F. Update your device

If you are still not able to open the app then try to update your device. Updating your device’s operating system will help patch security gaps and improve your device’s overall performance. It also solves many problems of bugs.

If any of the solutions worked for you please comment other please also want to hear from you.

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