There are many reasons why you might need to download something on Android using Chrome. You may have found an image you want to use as your wallpaper, or you may need to download a PDF to work and you are nowhere near a computer. Whatever the case, it̵
Open the Chrome web 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 the image until the menu appears.
In the menu, tap on “Download picture”.
The download progress is shown at the bottom of the screen. When you’re done, you can tap Open to view the picture.
Chrome will also show the download progress in a notification that you can tap to open the file.
Downloading other files can be done in the same way, or you can tap the Download button or icon if one is available. For example, the button below can be long pressed …
… To access this menu. Tap “Download Link” to download the file.
Tapping the button directly will also start the download.
Whether you’re downloading an image, audio, PDF, or something else, you can always open it in Chrome immediately after downloading it.
An easy way to see all of your downloads is to tap the three-dot menu icon on the top bar.
Choose “Downloads” from the menu.
This will bring up a chronological list of all the files downloaded in Chrome.
Chrome downloads are stored in the Downloads folder on your device. You can view this folder with a file manager. Most Android devices come pre-installed with a file manager app, usually known simply as “Files” or “My Documents”. If not, the “Files from Google” app is available for free from the Play Store.
Open the file manager of your choice and look for the Downloads folder. This is what it looks like in the Files from Google app.
Regardless of which Android device you have, there is a “Downloads” folder. Most of the things you download to your device, not just from Chrome, can be found in this folder.