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android – Load HTML file into WebView

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment


I have a local html page along with several other resources pointed by it (css files and Javascript libraries) that I would like to load into a WebView . How could this be achieved ?

Perhaps not the best way to procede but I’m still experimenting.

How to&Answers:

The easiest way would probably be to put your web resources into the assets folder then call:


For Complete Communication between Java and Webview See This

Update: The assets folder is usually the following folder:
This can be changed in the asset folder configuration setting in your <app>.iml file as:

<option name=”ASSETS_FOLDER_RELATIVE_PATH” value=”/src/main/assets” />
See Article Where to place the assets folder in Android Studio


probably this sample could help:

  WebView lWebView = (WebView)findViewById(R.id.webView);
  File lFile = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "<FOLDER_PATH_TO_FILE>/<FILE_NAME>");
  lWebView.loadUrl("file:///" + lFile.getAbsolutePath());


In this case, using WebView#loadDataWithBaseUrl() is better than WebView#loadUrl()!


url: url/path String pointing to the directory all your JavaScript files and html links have their origin. If null, it’s about:blank.
data: String containing your hmtl file, read with BufferedReader for example

More info: WebView.loadDataWithBaseURL(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)


The Accepted Answer is not working for me, This is what works for me

WebSettings webSetting = webView.getSettings();
    webView1.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());