Fix Unable To Open Email Attachments On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

One of our past tutorials covered how you can be able to handle the error that prevents you from downloading an email attachment without saving the email first. Supposing you cannot open an email attachment on Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus let alone being able to download it. What can you do about it? This is similar to being unable to attach attachments to Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus.

There have been indications that this particular issue is triggered by a PDF attachment. The Galaxy S9 Plus users who receive emails that have a PDF attachment are likely to face troubles when trying to open the attachment. The same issue applies when you are trying to save the PDf attachment before you can access it.

Whether you press open or save button, there are high chances that you will briefly see the Adobe program icon on the display. However, this doesn’t complete as Adobe will disappear instantly. After, there will be no trace of your attachment content.

Did you just try to open the file and unfortunately their looks like there is nothing in there? Well, there is content only that you have to follow the following procedure to access the contents.


Fix Unable To Open Email Attachments On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus:

  1. Ensure that you have the app that is required to open that particular attached file.
  2. Delete your email account from your Samsung Galaxy S9 plus and add it once again
  3. Reset the phone to factory settings and restore the software so as to get rid of any error


Go to play store and try to search for the app that you need to open the document. This way, it will be easy to tell whether the app is actually missing or not. When you select the app, Uninstall or Open options will be displayed if the app is already installed on your phone. If it is not installed, use the install option so that you can download the application. It is also possible to open the file using another PDF viewer application for the PDF attachments that you cannot open.

However, as mentioned above, removing the email account and reconfiguring it will help you solve the issue. This option should work with the stock email application and a third party email application that you might be having on your phone. When you want to remove the email application, follow the following procedure:

  1. Tap the Apps icon to open the apps menu
  2. To switch to the accounts, tap on the tab labeled “Accounts”
  3. Click on More
  4. Click “Remove Account”


After removing the third-party applications, you can simply reinstall them:

  1. Open the general settings application
  2. Tap on Add account
  3. Select Email
  4. Follow the guides that appear to register a new email account all over again


If this option doesn’t work, you now have to back up all the data that you don’t want to lose. This includes your photos, videos, text messages, etc. once you have done this, reset the phone to factory defaults after reconfiguring the phone, you should be able to open the email attachments on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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