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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 iPhone or iPad, 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.
  4. In the menu that appears, tap Save link or Save image.
  5. If your file doesn't download and automatically open in Chrome, finish the download manually:
    1. In the screen that opens, at the bottom right, tap Download.
    2. After the download finishes, tap Open In.
    3. Choose to open the file in Google Drive or another app.

You can cancel a download that's in progress, but you can't pause a download.

Note: On iPhones and iPads, you can’t get a list of the files you’ve already downloaded.

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