Has your Android cell phone started showing “Webpage not available”? Do you click “Internet” and the webpage won’t load? Can you access the internet through some of the phones applications or other browsers but not by using the default internet browser that came on your phone? Does your smartphone show “Webpage not available” whether you try accessing the internet through a Wi-Fi connection or by using Mobile data? Then you’re in the right place.
This guide will go over some possible causes for this problem and best of all some solutions to get it resolved and your phone working properly once again.
Webpage not available - Possible causes
Sometimes smartphones, even Android smartphones believe it or not, can get a hiccup or experience a temporary problem with its software and won’t want to function properly.
These issues can be easily resolved with something as simple as power cycling the device. So, if you have not yet tried to power your phone off (removing the battery if possible) for 30 seconds (1-2 minutes wouldn’t hurt either) and then powering the phone back on, and then testing your internet browser, then go ahead and power cycle your cell phone. This extremely easy task should typically be the first step used when trying to resolve most issues that can occur on and Android cell phone.
So power cycle your phone, test your internet and if it fixes it then enjoy your working internet, if it continues to have issues then proceed with the suggestions listed below.
Problem with the home page
Believe it or not this issue can often be solved in a matter of seconds and doesn’t necessarily mean there is an issue with your internet service or even an issue with your phone as the fault can lay with the mobile version of your phones internet browsers home page.
To make sure that this isn’t the case open up the internet on your android cell phone and in the address bar at the top of the screen (where it shows what webpage you are currently on) click on that field and manually type in the name of a major webpage that is almost always going to be active.
My favorite website to use for this is google.com. Not only because it’s my favorite website in the world but considering the coincidence that Google owns Android I suppose it’s only fitting. But you can use just about any major website that you know of as it should be up and functioning properly.
If it doesn’t work the first time then try a few more sites, and make sure to type them in properly. No spelling errors. Once you input the websites URL that you want to visit tap the Enter key on your phones keyboard (just like the keyboard for a computer it’s usually on the right side and often has an arrow that goes down and then points left). Once you push the enter key the phone should attempt to load the website.
If the website loads properly then GOOD news your phone and its internet is working correctly and you can manually enter the website that you would like to visit using the URL field or better yet you can simply change your phones default home page to a website of your choice, one that’s working properly of course.
If the phone doesn’t load any website that you enter, not even google.com then the internet on your phone is having issues and will need to be troubleshot.
Troubleshooting the internet connection
If your phone is still having issues then I recommend reading the tips and suggestions listed at How to fix the Internet on an Android smartphone. The article will guide you through the process of getting the internet working properly again on your Android smartphone and of course solve this annoying “webpage not available” error message.
Recap and Conclusion
Hopefully the cause for this “webpage not available” issue on your cell phone was simply a problem with your internet browsers homepage. In which case manually entering your desired URL or changing your phones default homepage will once again allow you to browse and surf the web once again.
If not then getting your internet connection working properly will be your primary goal and once accomplished your working internet will allow your phone to load its web pages correctly again which means no more “webpage not available” error messages.
Thank you for reading and enjoy browsing the internet on your android phone.