Apple owners find it difficult to download any sort of files on their devices. Want to download songs? Not easy. Want to extract videos from online websites? Nowhere near easy again. Though you can download the same via other methods, it requires a lengthy procedure and time.
Anyway, one problem is about to get solved, and that is downloading files from Safari on your iPhone and iPad. You’ll be grateful to know that Safari is now offering a download manager if you have the recent update versions of iOS and iPadOS.
Safari is a default browser that comes pre-installed in Apple devices. It always lacked behind whenever it came to downloading files from it. However, Apple has worked upon the same and introduced the new feature to make your lives easy. The feature doesn’t seem obvious and is hidden in the browser, but no worries! We’ve got your back!
Below is a complete guide on downloading the files and accessing the same from Safari on your iPhone and iPad. So, let’s get started!
How to Download Files From Safari?
The steps to download files from Safari on your iPhone and iPad are:
- Launch the ‘Safari’ app.
- Search and open the website from which you want to download the files.
- For instance, you’ve opened the Free Music Archive website to download a song for free. Press and hold the ‘Download’ icon next to the song name.
- A pop-up menu will open. Select the ‘Download Linked File’ option to start downloading the song.
- Look for the download manager icon next to Safari’s address bar. Click on the same to check the downloading progress.
- Once the file gets downloaded, you can click on the same and view it.
Pretty easy, isn’t it? Now, you’re aware of using the ‘Download Manager’ feature to manage your downloads. The next big question is where you’ll find these files on your iPhone and iPad?
Where to Locate the Downloaded Files on Your iPhone and iPad?
The steps to find the downloaded files in your iPhone and iPad are:
- Launch the ‘Files’ app on your Apple device.
- Select the ‘Browse’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Locate the ‘Downloads’ option in the next menu and click on the same.
All the downloaded files will be present under the downloads section.
It is essential to note that if you don’t clear the previous downloads, you’ll see the download manager icon each time you visit Safari. Thus, you can view or open the files inside Safari.
Earlier, Safari only enabled you to download PDFs or images in your Apple device. Thus, a lot of Apple users shifted to android due to the same reason. Not only this, but the potential Apple users had to think before buying an Apple product because of the absence of the files downloading feature. Also, existing Apple users downloaded third-party apps to download files that can now finally be removed. Fortunately, the downloading feature is finally introduced, and nobody has any reason to criticize the brand.
In case you try downloading files from other browsers like Chrome, downloading won’t be possible as they still don’t have a feature that can download the files on your Apple device. However, we can expect the developers to work on the same and introduce a downloading feature anytime soon.
Have you struggled a lot while downloading music albums and other files on your Apple device? Well, you don’t have to worry about the same anymore. Try the new download manager now and begin downloading some cool stuff on your device.