By default, your Safari downloads go to your iCloud drive. To access them, open the Files app, go to iCloud Drive, and open the Downloads folder. You can also access recent downloads in the page settings menu in Safari.
Hi, I’m Devansh. Whenever I download content on my iPhone 13 from Safari, I use the following methods to access it. In this article, I’ll show you where your Safari downloads go on your iPhone and two ways to access them. I’ll also answer some common questions.
If you’ve downloaded a file from Safari but can’t find it on your iPhone, keep reading!
The Downloads Folder in Files App
Whenever you download a file on your iPhone using Safari, you can find it in the Downloads folder in the Files app. Launch Files, switch to the Browse tab, tap iCloud Drive, and go to the Downloads folder. You can also tap Downloads under Favourites.
If this method seems too lengthy, there’s also a shortcut to access downloads in Safari. Open Safari, tap the page settings button next to the search field and tap Downloads.
Here, you’ll find all your recently downloaded files.
You can tap the magnifying glass icon next to a file to open its folder location. You can also swipe left and delete the file.
Here are some common questions about Safari downloads on your iPhone.
How to Clear Download History in Safari on iPhone?
Open Settings, go to Safari and tap Remove Download List Items. On this page, choose Upon successful download or Manually. If you’d like to hide your downloaded files, check this article to learn how to lock a file or folder on your iPhone.
Can You Customize the Default Save Location in Safari on Your iPhone?
Yes! You can save downloaded files locally to free up space in your iCloud drive. Open Settings, go to Safari, and Downloads. On the page, select On My iPhone.
If you want to designate a separate folder to save your downloaded files on your iPhone, tap Other and specify a custom save location.
Can You Access Your Safari Downloads from Other Apple Devices Signed Into the Same Apple ID?
Yes, but only if you save downloaded files in iCloud Drive instead of On My iPhone. Thanks to this, any changes you make to your Downloads folder stay synced across all your iCloud Apple devices signed into the same Apple ID.
Your Safari downloads go to your iCloud drive. To open or delete downloaded files, launch the Files app, go to iCloud Drive, and open the Downloads folder. You can also access recent downloads in the page settings menu in Safari.
Do you have further questions about Safari downloads on your iPhone? Let me know in the comments!