The Android mobile operating system has converted the humble handheld phone into a sleek piece of technology that fits in the palm of our hands. Every upgrade that Android has got (and still gets), has bridged the gap between a smartphone and a computer, a little bit at a time.

Today, you can use an Android smartphone to perform most of the tasks that you would normally accomplish on your computer. One of them is downloading documents or files from the internet. Initially, if you wanted to place a document or file into your smartphone, you had to download it on your computer and then transfer it to your smartphone using a USB cable connection. The problem with this process was that a number of factors could stop the transfer and you had to start all over.

This triggered a new wave in the Android market with brands introducing more robust and capable browsers and a dedicated File manager that allowed you to now download and save files and documents directly on your smartphone.

Here again, we had a bit of a snag, since there were some brands that brought out great file managers, while stock android devices had no dedicated file manager, which meant users had to download third-party apps that were not necessarily safe.

However, Google has released a new ‘Files’ app, and from the first use, we can confirm that it is by far the best version of a File manager we have tested. The layout is simple, the UI is clean and fluid, and its really easy to access the files that you have downloaded with just a single tap.

Let’s see where the downloads are saved on Android.

Step 1. Open the ‘Files‘ app on your Android smartphone.

 

Where are the downloads saved on Android

 

Step 2. Now, tap on the ‘Downloads‘ tab to access all the files and documents you have downloaded.

 

Where are the downloads saved on Android

 

Step 3. If you want to access separate categories, you can choose from the list.

 

Where are the downloads saved on Android

 

This is how easy it is to access downloads on your Android smartphone. If you want to use Google Files on your device, you can click here to head to the download page.