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Manage Download Settings in the Samsung Internet browser

Want to manage and customize download settings in your Samsung Internet browser? Learn how to change the download folder and settings.

Samsung Internet Browser has really user-friendly features and easy ways to handle and control the downloading options and settings. The browser allows you easily download and save files, view them, delete them, and block the automatic downloading option. All the downloaded files are stored in the Downloads folder in the Files app.

Configure Download Settings on Samsung Internet

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

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

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

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Download Files

If you have just started using the Samsung Internet browse,r 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 videos:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser on Android mobile.
  2. Open a website and navigate to a 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 the Save button to download the file.

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

View Download Files

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 delete download files:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3bar icon menu for the options list.
  3. Select the Download menu button.
    Samsung Internet Download menuIt will list 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 and the record from the Samsung Internet browser. If you want to remove the download record, select the Remove from history option at step #6.

Block Automatic Downloads

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:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser app.
  2. Tap on the More 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 the Block automatic downloads option.
    Download options in Samsung Internet

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

Bottom Line

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.

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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Suresh Choudhary

Suresh Choudhary

Suresh has done a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science and has extensive knowledge of computer technology and application. He has 5+ years of experience in technical content writing and writing how-to tutorials. He uses Samsung Internet as the primary browser on his phone. Connect with Suresh on LinkedIn.

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