How to Download Files Using Safari on Your iPhone or iPad

How to Download Files Using Safari on Your iPhone or iPad:

Over the years, iOS has slowly but steadily been moving towards becoming a desktop-class operating system. Several features added with recent versions of iOS have been pointing towards this and with iOS 13 — as well as iPadOS 13 — they only cement the view that one day iOS devices will be able to do almost everything laptops can. With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, seen the addition of support for Bluetooth mice, PS4 and Xbox One controllers, and some nifty tweaks to Safari. One of these Safari tweaks is the addition of a proper download manager with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, which is a big feature that’s flown under the radar a bit.

Yes, Safari has a proper download manager and you can download pretty much any file off the Internet on this browser now. Let’s first cover the basics.

Where is Safari download manager?

Just open Safari on iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 and tap any download link on the Internet. Now you’ll see a downloads icon on the top right in Safari. Tap that downloads link and a list of recently downloaded items will appear.

How to download files using Safari on iPhone or iPad

Follow these steps for an overview of how this process works.

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Now go to your favourite website where you find things to download. Tap the download link. You will see a confirmation pop-up asking if you want to download the file. Tap Download.
  3. Now you can tap the Downloads icon on the top-right to see the progress of the download. Once the download is complete, you can tap Clear to empty the list of downloaded items (this does not delete the files, just clears the list in Safari).
  4. By default downloads are saved on iCloud Drive. To change download location go to Settings > Safari > Downloads.
  5. Now you can select whether you want to store downloaded files on your iOS device locally or on the cloud.
  6. There’s another option in the Downloads page. It’s called Remove Download List Items. You can tap that and choose whether you want to clear the list of downloaded items in Safari automatically or manually.

That’s pretty much the gist of how to download files in Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Originally Published at: Gadgets 360

 

How to Download Files Using Safari on Your iPhone or iPad

Recent Articles

ISRO Starts Work on Chandrayaan-3 Mission Ahead of 2021 Launch

ISRO Starts Work on Chandrayaan-3 Mission Ahead of 2021 Launch: In its second attempt to soft-land on the Moon, India began working on its third...

OnePlus 8 Pro Rumoured to Support Wireless Charging

OnePlus 8 Pro Rumoured to Support Wireless Charging: OnePlus 8 Pro has been part of the rumour mill for quite some time now, and a...

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 11,999

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 11,999: Xiaomi Mi A3 has received a permanent price cut in India. The phone...

Mee Audio X10 True Wireless Earphones Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 4,999

Mee Audio X10 True Wireless Earphones Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 4,999: Affordable audio brand Mee Audio is known for its value-for-money wireless earphones,...

Cloud Cooking India: Housewives Become Gig Economy Chefs

Cloud Cooking India: Housewives Become Gig Economy Chefs: Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India's gig...

Related Stories

Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox