How to Set or Change Safari Download Storage on Apple iPhone SE 2020 | Saving Safari Downloads

This post will show you how to change the default directory or location of all Safari downloads on the Apple iPhone SE 2020. Here’s how to set or change Safari download storage on the new iOS smartphone.

By default, downloaded files in Safari are saved on the iCloud Drive in the Downloads folder. 

With iCloud Drive, you can securely access your files from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and as well as through a Windows computer.

If you want to change where your iPhone SE Safari saves all downloaded items, then you can do so with the updated iOS 13 Safari browser application.

And here’s what you need to do.

Easy Steps to Set or Change Safari Download Storage on your iPhone SE 2020

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Performing the following will make you access and change the iOS settings where you can change or specify a different storage directory for all downloaded files in Safari. These steps are likewise applicable to other iOS devices that are running the same iOS version as that of the iPhone SE 2020.

  1. When ready, go to your iPhone's Home screen and then tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will launch the main settings menu that highlights the main iOS features and settings to configure.

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  2. Scroll up or down to view more items. Then, locate and tap Safari.

    The Safari menu opens next.
    Here, you will see relevant options and features you can turn on and off accordingly.

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  3. Scroll down until you get to the General section. Then, tap Downloads to proceed.

    On the next screen you will see the current directory where downloaded files from Safari are stored on.

    Again, the storage location is set to iCloud Drive by default. Thus, the iCloud Drive has a checkmark next to it.

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  4. To change this tap On My computer or Other.
    Let's just choose Other to proceed with this demo, so tap Other.

    Another window opens next. Here you will see more specific storage or location options to choose from.

    set-change safari downloads location iphone se 2020-others

  5. Simply tap to choose your preferred storage location or directory other than iCloud Drive.
    After making a selection, tap Done.

    The recent changes will then be applied.

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Tools
  • iOS 13.6
Materials
  • Apple iPhone SE 2020

You can also configure the browser to automatically delete downloaded files after a specific period.

To do so, simply tap the option to Remove Download List iTems in the Downloads menu and then tap on your preferred option. 

This is one way to manage and optimize your iPhone storage.

If you wish to set the Safari download storage back to the default settings, just repeat the same steps until you get to the Downloads menu and then tap to select iCloud Drive from the given options.

Hope this helps!

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Hope this helps!

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