Android WebView Load URL Ignoring SSL

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a request to an URL. This tutorial might help you also, if you encountered the “Blank Page” problem (I have encountered this issue when I was trying to make a request to a secure http (“https”)).

1. Create a new project and call your java class(the one that is generated by Eclipse or other IDE)”MyActivity”.

2. Go to res – layout – main.xml (if you are using eclipse you shoul rename the main.xml file) and put the following code to create a WebView:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<WebView xmlns:android=""

3. Go to MyActivity class and introduce the following code:

package com.example;

import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.webkit.SslErrorHandler;
import android.webkit.WebSettings;
import android.webkit.WebView;
import android.webkit.WebViewClient;

public class MyActivity extends Activity {
    // here you can put your url address
    private static final String URL = "";

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        WebView myWebView = (WebView)findViewById(;

        WebSettings settings = myWebView.getSettings();

        // By using this method together with the overridden method onReceivedSslError()
        // you will avoid the "WebView Blank Page" problem to appear. This might happen if you
        // use a "https" url!


        myWebView.setWebViewClient(new MyWebViewClient());


    private class MyWebViewClient extends WebViewClient {
        public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
            if (Uri.parse(url).getHost().equals(URL)) {
                // This is your web site, so do not override; let the WebView to load the page
                return false;
            // Otherwise, the link is not for a page on my site, so launch another Activity that handles URLs
            Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(url));
            return true;

        public void onReceivedSslError(WebView view, SslErrorHandler handler, SslError error) {
            super.onReceivedSslError(view, handler, error);

            // this will ignore the Ssl error and will go forward to your site

4. And now, go the AndroidManifest.xml and add the permission for Internet just after :

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
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