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Download a file

To save a file or image on your computer or device, download it. The file will be saved in your default download location.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to the webpage where you want to download a file.
  3. Touch and hold what you want to download, then tap Download link or Download image.
    • On some video and audio files, tap Download Download.

To download an app, learn how to find and download apps on Google Play.

Pause or cancel a download

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Downloads.
    • If your address bar is at the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap Downloads Download.
  3. Next to the file that's downloading, tap Pause Pause or Cancel Cancel.

View a downloaded file

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap More More and then Downloads.
    • If your address bar is at the bottom, swipe up on the address bar. Tap Downloads Download.
  3. You'll see a list of items you've downloaded from Chrome.
    • To delete a file, touch and hold the file you want to delete. Tap Delete Delete.
    • To share a file, touch and hold the file you want to share. Tap Share Share.

To see all the files you've downloaded to your device, open the Downloads app. Learn more about managing downloaded files.

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