How to Manage Download Settings in Samsung Internet?

Learn how to manage and customize download settings on Samsung Internet. You can block automatic downloads, clear download records, and request permissions.

The download is the essential feature of every browser. Samsung Internet also allows you to download music, videos, images, documents, and so on. Download feature comes by default with Samsung Internet, you need not add any addons to enable downloads.

A few days ago, my grandfather was trying to download a video on Samsung Internet. He has tried a lot to download the video but is not able to download the video. He asked for my help, I have helped him by suggesting the best ways to manage download settings on Samsung Internet.

The Samsung Internet download menu keeps a record of all the downloaded files to date. A single tap on the download record will open the file itself if we haven’t changed anything.

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We can also customize the option to allow or disallow the download request, this will essentially help to avoid duplicate downloads. Apart from requesting for download, we can also disable the auto-downloading feature.

Download Files on Samsung Internet

If you have just started using the Samsung Internet browser then you might struggle to download any files. You can easily download files on Samsung Internet. As mentioned, you don’t need to install any extensions to do so.

Here are steps to download files or save YouTube video on Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser on mobile.
  2. Open a website and navigate to video, image, or whatever you want to download.
  3. Tap and hold the file to get a pop-up button.
    Save video from YouTube on Samsung Internet
  4. Hit on Save button to download the file.

By applying the above steps you can even download the YouTube videos. If you want to download any image then simply long press on it and you will see the save button.

View Download Files on Samsung Internet

Once you have downloaded a file, the next step is to check whether the file was successfully downloaded or not. You can easily view and delete your downloaded file records from Samsung Internet settings.

Here are the steps to view and/or delete download files from Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet on your Android device.
  2. Tap on horizontal 3bar icon menu for the options list.
  3. Select the Download menu button.
    Samsung Internet Download menuThis will open a list of all downloaded files on the Samsung Internet browser.
  4. If you want to delete any download files then long-press the file to select.
    Delete all downloads record in Samsung Internet
  5. Hit on the Delete all button.
  6. Select the Delete all files command button.

This will delete the downloaded file from phone storage as well as the record from the Samsung Internet browser. If you want to just remove the download record, then select the Remove from history option at step #6.

Block Automatic Downloads in Samsung Internet

Some of the websites you visit can download files on an Android smartphone without even asking your permission. This is the worst situation you might encounter, this becomes worse if you run low on storage. Thankfully, Samsung Internet allows you to block automatic downloads.

Here are the steps to block automatic downloading on Samsung Internet:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser app.
  2. Tap on the horizontal 3bar icon menu button.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
  4. Under the Advanced section, select the Sites and downloads menu.
    Sites and download settings in Samsung Internet
  5. Under the Downloads section, enable the toggle button for Ask before starting downloads and Block automatic downloads option.
    Download options in Samsung Internet

This will block any auto-downloading file and also request your permission to start downloads. This will also help in avoiding duplicate downloads.

Bottom Line: Samsung Internet Download Settings

The Samsung Internet offers features to block automatic downloads. This feature is quite helpful as it prevents the websites from automatically storing files on your internal storage. Samsung Internet also offers an easy way to download files.

After getting familiar with the above steps my grandfather was able to manage download settings on Samsung Internet. Now he can easily save even the YouTube videos to watch later. He was quite happy and thanked me for teaching him about Samsung Internet download settings.

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Have you managed to take advantage of the Samsung Internet download settings? What do you think about the feature to ask before downloading?

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