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Download Pages for Offline Reading in Chrome on Android

Chrome browser has a Download option, which stores the web page, files, and layout for offline access. The downloaded pages can also be shared from the Downloads folder tab.

To free up space on your Android phone, you can remove the pages that are no longer required from the Downloads.

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Download Pages for Offline Reading

When you download the website page, the images and files are downloaded to the device storage. They are available for offline access when you’re not connected to a data connection.

  1. Launch Chrome app on Android.
  2. Open a website page that you need to download offline.
  3. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon for the options menu.
  4. Hit on the Download icon at the top of the list.
    Download WebPage for Offline Reading Chrome Android
  5. Your webpage will be downloaded locally in Chrome.

It will download the website page as a normal package download. The item will be saved locally on the device storage. In this way, you can access Chrome offline pages.

Read Saved Pages without the Internet

The downloaded pages are stored in local storage and listed in the download tab within the Chrome browser. It allows you to save web pages to read Chrome offline pages without internet access.

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon for options.
  3. Select Downloads from the list of options.
    Chrome Android Downloads Tab
  4. You’ll be able to see the downloaded webpage on the download list.
  5. Tap on the downloaded page link to access offline.
    Offline WebPage Downloaded in Chrome Android

The page will be launched in Chrome Android in offline mode. If you have an internet or data connection, you can quickly hard refresh Chrome Android to connect live with the website server.

Share Offline WebPage from the Chrome app

You can also share the offline webpage from the same downloaded list. The list of sharing options varies on the apps installed on your Android phone. It is an effective way to share topics or articles of your interest. Here are the steps to share offline pages:

  1. Open Chrome Android browser.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon for the options menu.
  3. Select Downloads from the list of options.
  4. Again, tap More vertical 3-dots icon against any downloaded page in the Downloads tab.
  5. Select the Share command option.
    Chrome Android Share or Delete Downloads WebPage

The downloaded page will be shared online using the medium you select to share. Sometimes, the sharing might not work as expected since a few website files aren’t transferred while sharing.

Delete Downloaded or Saved Web Page

Since these files are stored locally on the device, you can quickly delete the website files. If the offline version is no longer needed, then deleting the page will help regain the storage space it occupies. Here are the steps to delete:

  1. Open Chrome Android browser.
  2. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon for the options menu.
  3. Select Downloads from the list of options.
  4. Tap on More vertical 3-dots icon against any downloaded page listed within the Downloads tab.
  5. Select the Delete command per need.

The downloaded page will be deleted from the downloaded list and the local device storage.

Delete the downloaded page and corresponding files using any Android files manager app. However, this will not remove the download list within the browser.

Bottom Line

With Chrome offline pages, we can always stay connected to the website. The offline feature helps to keep the long-form content handy and ready to read even if we are not connected to the internet.

The Chrome offline pages make it easy to manage the offline pages and share with others using various offline mediums like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct. As mentioned, you can always connect to an offline page with a hard reload.

Similarly, you can also utilize the offline pages feature on a Chrome computer. The offline page can be stored and transferred to anyone.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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