Using Samsung Internet on Android 8.1.0.

Whenever I type an URL in the top bar, it performs a Google search with that parameter. The worst thing is that in some cases, the target URL is not in the list of the search results. Thus, I cannot go to the intended URL.

Is there any solution for this, so I can visit the target URL in Samsung Internet Browser?

2 Answers 2


You can simply disable the automatic searching for entered values in the address bar:

Open Settings -> Search engine and disable "Suggest websites and search terms"

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Afterwards if you enter a valid DNS name like exampleabc.com you will get directly to the page (in this case a generated error page as the domain does not exist).

If you just enter some search terms like holiday a Google search will be performed.


A workaround:

  1. Create a "phantom" group in WhatsApp, where you are the only member (add another person and then remove him/her).
  2. Send the URL to that group. Or you can send the URL to any other contact, if that is not a problem for you and the other.
  3. Click on the URL in WhatsApp.

It will open the browser and navigate to the URL.

Plus, you can save the bookmark now.

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    What does your answer uses WhatsApp? This app was not mentioned in your question, hence from my perspective your answer does not make sense to me.
    – Robert
    Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 15:42
  • @Robert - The question does not require use of WhatsApp, but it does not preclude it either. The answer shows a method that, using WhatsApp, leads to the intended objective. I used it and it worked. I would not understand what do you find strange about this. Commented Dec 25, 2020 at 18:22

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