iOS has slowly but steadily moved during the past years to become a desktop-class operating system. Adding several features to the recent versions of iOS have been pointing towards this. Now you can use Safari on your iPhone or iPad for downloading files with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS :

Safari is having a download manager in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
Users can now download files from the Internet.
These downloads can be stored on your iOS device or on the cloud.

iOS has slowly but steadily moved during the past years to become a desktop-class operating system. Adding several features to the recent versions of iOS have been pointing towards this.

With the launch of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, it is quite certain that one-day iOS devices will be able to do almost everything that laptops do.

With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, we are witnessing the addition of support for Bluetooth mice, PS4 and Xbox One controllers, and some nifty tweaks to Safari. Safari tweak is the addition of a proper download manager with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. It is a big feature that has flown under the radar a bit.

Yes, Safari has a proper download manager now and you can download pretty much any file from the Internet on this browser now. Let us first know the basics.

Where is the Safari download manager?

Simply open Safari on iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, then tap any download link on the Internet. After that, you will see a downloads icon on the top right in Safari. Click on that downloads link and a list of recently downloaded items will appear on the screen.

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How to Use Safari on Your iPhone or iPad For Downloading Files:

Follow these steps to download files using Safari on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Firstly, Open Safari.
Step 2: Then go to your favourite website where you find things to download. Tap on the download link. You will see a pop-up asking for confirmation if you want to download the file. Click Download.
Step 3: Now you can click on the Downloads icon on the top-right to see the progress of the download. Once the download is completed, you can click on Clear to empty the list of downloaded items. This will not delete the files, it will just clear the list.
Step 4: The downloads are saved on iCloud Drive by default. To change download location open Settings > Safari > Downloads.
There you can select whether you want to store downloaded files on your iOS device locally or on the cloud.

There is also another option in the Downloads page. It is called Remove Download List Items. You can select that and choose whether you want to clear the list of downloaded items automatically or manually. That all the steps you require to download files in Safari on your iPhone or iPad.