There are many reasons why you may need to download something with Chrome on Android. Maybe you found a picture you want to use as a background image, or you need to download a PDF for the job and you are not close to a computer. Whatever the case, it̵7;s easy to do.
Open the Chrome browser on your Android phone or tablet and go to the webpage where you want to download a file.
To download an image, just long press on the image until the menu appears.
Click on “Download image” in the menu.
The download process is displayed at the bottom of the screen. When you are done, you can press “Open” to view the image.
Chrome also shows the download progress in a message, which you can tap to open the file.
Downloading of other files can be done in the same way, or you can press the “Download” button or the icon if one is available. For example, the button below can be long pressed …
… to bring up this menu. Click “Download link” to download the file.
If you press the button directly, the download will also start.
Whether you download an image, audio file, PDF or something else, Chrome always lets you open it right after downloading.
An easy way to see all your downloads is to tap on the three-point menu icon in the top bar.
Select “Downloads” from the menu.
This will show a chronological list of everything you have downloaded in Chrome.
Downloads from Chrome are stored in the “Downloads” folder on your device. You can view this folder with a file manager. Most Android devices have a file management app pre-installed, usually simply called “Files” or “My Files.” If not, the “Files by Google” app is available for free in the Play Store.
Open your file manager and look for the “Downloads” folder. This is what it looks like in the “Files by Google” app.
No matter what Android device you have, there will be a “Downloads” folder on it. Most of the things you download to your device, not just from Chrome, are in this folder.