How To Change Chrome Download Location on Android Phone (The Easy Way)

In this article, you'll learn the easy ways to change the Google Chrome download location on your Android device.
Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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Have you had the thought of changing your Google Chrome download location on your Android smartphone before?

One of the conveniences Google Chrome offers is downloading files directly into our devices. However, by default, chrome downloads often end up in a specific location that may not always be ideal.

If you have tried and failed to change the location for downloaded files in your Google Chrome browser, here is what to do.

In this article, you’ll learn the easy ways to change the Google Chrome download location on your Android device.

How To Change Chrome Download Location on Android Phone

All downloaded data are saved in a folder named Downloads in Google Chrome. The folder is used as the default location to save things downloaded from Chrome to your phone.

Google Chrome provides several options for a new download location. However, you can select from various folders on your device, such as internal storage, SD card, or any other available directory on your phone.

If for any reason you choose to change the Chrome default download location on your Android device, the steps below will walk you through the process.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

On your Android phone’s Home or Menu screen, find and open the Google Chrome app.

Open Google Chrome

Step 2: Tap the Menu Icon

Once Chrome opens, tap the three-dot menu icon located in the upper-right corner of the screen to display a dropdown menu.

Tap the Menu Icon

Step 3: Select Settings

Scroll down the menu and select Settings. This will open up a new window with various options for customizing your browsing experience.

Select Settings

Step 4: Tap On Downloads

While on the Settings menu, find and tap on Downloads. This section allows you to manage your download settings, including changing the default download location.

Tap On Downloads

Step 5: Click on Download Location

Click on the Download Location option. By default, it is usually set to the device’s internal storage or a specific folder.

Click on Download Location

Step 6: Change Download Location

When you click the Download Location option, you’ll be required to choose a new Download Location.

Step 7: Save the Changes

Once you’ve selected a new download location, tap Done to save the changes and Chrome will automatically start saving your downloaded files on it.

Save the Changes


By changing the download location in Chrome on your Android device, you can streamline your file management and ensure that downloaded content is easily accessible and organized according to your preferences.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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