This would only be effective until the next app breaks it – the only long-term fix is an update from Apple.
If you’ve already updated to i OS 11, Apple’s new operating software for i Phones and i Pads, you’ve probably noticed a handful of changes.
Short version: there is currently no fix for this – we’re waiting on Apple to resolve.
A reboot sometimes temporarily fixes the issue, and turning off Java Script gets Google search results working again.
When you tap a link in i OS, the system looks through the database of installed apps supported URLs to see if it matches a pattern an installed app can handle.
App developers put an app association file on their website which lists which types of URLs the app can open.