How to Rename File & Change Download Location in Chrome for Android

Wonder how to rename download file and change download location in Chrome for Android? The following blog post will guide you on how to do that.

Change Download Location in Chrome for Android

Chrome is a popular web browser available for mobile devices. It offers users lots of useful features which everyone wishes to have while surfing the internet. The engineers at the back end are working hard to make the browser best.

Recently the company introduced the Chrome redesign version, and there’s a long way to go for Chrome for Android. The recent activity in the Chromium Gerrit suggests that the upcoming release of the Chrome will give users options to rename download files and change download file location.

Previously when users download a file using the Chrome browser, it goes straight to Download folder without your permissions. But there might be users who want to rename the file before downloading or want to change different folder or location for downloads.

Change Download Location in Chrome for Android

Currently, the new options downloading options are enabled by default in canary and developer version of the Chrome browser for Android.

With the feature enabled, whenever a user downloads the file from the remote server, a dialog box will come up giving you option to rename the file name accompanied by an option to change download location in Chrome.

download location chrome android

To manage Chrome download settings, you need to:

Launch the Chrome browser.

Tap on the Hamburger icon available on the upper right corner.

Here, tap on the Downloads.

In the next screen, tap on the Gear icon. This will further give you Download location option. Tap on and select the location of your choice.

Note: Lots of users complaining that this functionality is not working for the users.

In case, you want the browser to ask every time where to save file during downloading; then you can turn on the option “Ask where to save files.

If you want to disable this feature, then you can also do that with the help of Chrome flags. Here is what you need to do:

In the Chrome browser address bar, you need paste and hit enter:

Chrome://flags/#enable-downloads-location-change

Here, using the drop-down, select Disabled.

enable download location change- chrome flags

At last, tap on the Relaunch now button to apply the changes. After the relaunch, the Download option from the browser will be gone.

That’s it!

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2 Replies to “How to Rename File & Change Download Location in Chrome for Android”

  1. I do not have the settings cog icon in my Downloads section. It just lists my previous downloads. I have a Galaxy S7. So, I can’t go past step 1.

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