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Manage Downloads 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 built-in download manager to handle and manage the downloaded files. You can view and delete the downloaded files from the download manager.

The browser also have Downloads settings to control the auto-downloading. It allows you to download and save files like video, images, etc to store on your device.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the download settings in your Samsung Internet browser.

Configure Downloads Settings

Sometimes, websites you visit can download files without your permission. Thankfully, Samsung Internet allows you to block these automatic downloads. Here are the steps to manage download settings:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet app on your phone.
  2. Tap the More horizontal 3-bar icon options and select the Settings menu from the list.
  3. Under the Advanced section, select the Sites and Downloads menu.
    Sites and download settings in Samsung Internet
  4. Under the Downloads section, use the toggle switch for Ask before starting downloads and the Block automatic downloads option.
    Download options in Samsung InternetThe download request will be processed in the browser based on the toggle switch status.

You can allow or block any auto-downloading file or request your permission to start downloads. It will also help in avoiding duplicate downloads.

Manage Downloaded 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 and its records from Samsung’s Internet settings.

Here are the steps to manage downloaded files:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-bar 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 downloaded 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.
    It will delete the downloaded file from phone storage.

You can also select the Remove from History option at step #6 to only remove the download record instead of deleting the file.

Save the Video or Media Files

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Note: downloading or saving the online video is not supported on every device. It works on a few. However, you can give it a try on your phone.

Here are steps to download or save online videos:

  1. Launch the Samsung Internet browser on Android mobile.
  2. Open a website and play the video, 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. Tap the Save video button to download the file.
    It will download the playback video file on your browser.

Similarly, long-press if you want to download or save any image or GIF file, and you will see the Save button.

Bottom Line

The Samsung Internet offers features to allow or block automatic downloads. This feature is helpful as it prevents the websites from automatically storing files on your internal storage without our consent.

With its built-in download manager, Samsung Internet also offers an easy way to manage and view download files.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with 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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