How do I fix Unable to find application to perform this action?

By Muhammad Akram Abbasi, On 10th January 2021, Under Electronics and Technology
How to Fix “Unable to Find Application to Perform this Action”
  1. To begin, you'll need to locate the file or program you're attempting to run. To do this you'll need to open the file manager application.
  2. You'll need to tap the option that says 'details.
  3. In our case, this file was a .
  4. After installing the app we can visit the file manager app again.

Beside this, what does Unable to find application to perform this action mean?

chanchan05. It means it can't find an app to open it. It's like trying to open a doc file on a PC that doesn't have Word or other word processors. You either need to install an app that can open your file, or open the app and navigate to the file from there.

Subsequently, question is, how do I fix no application found to view this contact?

So just go to Settings→Applications→Disabled apps, find your app and then enable your app. If you don't find it there you can factory reset your device which will again reinstall all default applications.

Why can't I open APK files on my phone?

Open an APK File on Android
Opening an APK file on your Android device just requires that you download it like you would any file, and then open it when asked. However, APK files installed outside of the Google Play store might not install right away because of a security block put into place.

Why can't I open a file?

If a file won't open, a few things could be wrong: You don't have permission to view the file. You're signed in to a Google Account that doesn't have access. The correct app isn't installed on your phone.
Find & open files
  1. Open your phone's Files app. . Learn where to find your apps.
  2. Your downloaded files will show. To find other files, tap Menu . To sort by name, date, type, or size, tap More Sort by. If you don't see "Sort by," tap Modified or Sort .
  3. To open a file, tap it.
As far as your downloaded files, if your tablet is an Android tablet go into your settings click on Apps then search for "Drive" app and check to make sure it's enabled. If not do so and you should be able to open files.
  1. Go to your Android Settings.
  2. Select Applications.
  3. Select the application that is currently set to open a file type.
  4. Scroll down to Launch by default and tap Clear defaults.
  5. DONE.
Tap the “3 dots” icon located at the right- hand top corner. From the dropdown, select the 3rd option i.e “Settings”. Now click on “Link & Send” to open it. We've to enable the first option i.e “Connect to URL” by swiping the toggle towards the right.
What does it mean when your phone says no app found to open url? This means there is error in application preferences settings on your android phone. We are going to reset app preferences to fix this problem.
Go to the App drawer / list and find the Contacts icon or People icon, hold and swipe it to a homescreen space, and then swipe it down to the bottom dock. If you can't find it you still have options. The Phone / dialer screen normally has a Contacts tab, or start typing a name in the dialer and it should fill in.
Solution 2: Resetting System Preferences
  1. Drag down the notifications panel and click on the settings cog. Clicking on the settings button.
  2. Scroll down and select the “Apps” option.
  3. Click on the “Three dots” in the top right corner.
  4. Select the “Reset Application Preferences” and check to see if the issue persists.
Every android app will have list of urls that it can open. So you have to go to that app settings and tell that it should open in browser for the urls and not in the app. To do that go to Settings -> Apps -> scroll down to the app that you don't want URLs to open in -> Tap on 'Open by Default' and select always Ask.
It means Universal Resource Locator - it's the internet address of a computer, like this one is You don't find it on your phone, you type it into the web browser on your phone.
URL files open an Internet location, such as a web address, in the user's default browser. Usually the shortcut location can be viewed by opening the file in a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit.
There are a couple of things you need to do to fix this: Decide which URL style you want to use, www or non-www. Set up a 301 redirect so that any links to your non-preferred URL style will go to the right style. This way you don't waste link value by splitting it between two URLs.
Go to: More > Settings > Contacts to Display. Your settings should be set to All contacts or use Customized list and turn on all the options to enable more contacts to be visible from within the app.
Android App Links are HTTP URLs that bring users directly to specific content in your Android app. Android App Links can drive more traffic to your app, help you discover which app content is used most, and make it easier for users to share and find content in an installed app.
One of the following steps will most likely fix your contacts sync issue once and for all. Make sure Android Sync is activated on your phone. In order to do this, go to Settings > Data usage > Menu and see if Auto-sync data is checked. Even if it is, try turning it off and on a few times.