“I tried to open a PDF file on my Nexus 7 and I accidentally chose to do this via my Kindle app. This has created a problem because now every time I try to open that PDF, it opens in Kindle. I would rather have it available for editing.” Simon Booth, via email
This problem sounds like it has
arisen because instead of
opening the PDF in your Kindle
app ‘just once’ when you were prompted
as to how you wanted to view it, you
made it a permanent choice so that now
every time you want to open the PDF,
Android will delve into its history and
always associate it with needing to be
opened in the Kindle app.
The option over whether or not to have a
certain document open in a particular app
once, or always, can be useful if you know
that you always want to associate it with
the one app. That way, it will speed up
Thankfully the answer to your
problem is quite simple. By going to
your Settings and then locating the app
manager, you can select the app that is
causing the issue – in this case Kindle
– and then select Clear defaults.
Now when you go to your email, you
will be able to choose whether you
want to open the PDF in the Kindle app
just once, or always, and this time you
should choose the former.
And if you want to open it in a
different app, such as an office suite,
then select another app, but maybe,
again, choose just once if you feel you
want to retain some flexibility.