What if you’re unable to download anything on phone
Isn’t it annoying when you try to download your favorite music, video, or another file, but the files do not download? This could be due to a variety of circumstances. You can simply restart your phone; most problems are resolved with a simple reboot. If you are still unable to download after rebooting your device, the following three solutions may be of assistance.
So here are 3 methods if you’re unable to download anything on phone by Technical Dost.
1. If the Android Download Manager Doesn’t Work
Sometimes the Android Download Manager doesn’t work. Often, the files it is downloading (in a temporary location called “cache”) get corrupted.
In this situation, clearing the cache should resolve the issue. However, it doesn’t work on Android 10 or newer. To clear the cache on older Android versions, follow these steps if you’re unable to download anything on phone:
- Navigate to Settings > Apps & Notifications and select “View all X apps.”
- Make sure the top dropdown selection says “All Apps,” then search for and choose “System UI” from the list.
- Select Storage & Cache, then Clear Cache.
- Restart your phone.
If it doesn’t work, or if you have Android 10 or higher, consider utilizing a third-party download manager such as Advanced Download Manager.
Download: Advanced Download Manager (free with in-app purchases).
2. I can’t find my download
By default, Android stores your downloaded files in a folder called Downloads. This directory can be found using a file manager such as Ghost Commander. Once installed, navigate to/Downloads and you should see a complete list of downloaded files.
If you don’t want to bother with this, Files by Google is an easy option. This includes a direct link to the download directory on the main page.
Download: Ghost Commander (free)
Download: Files by Google (Free)
3. I can’t play a downloaded video.
Have a problem with videos on your Android device? Try VLC Player or MX Player, which can play practically any file you can think of. However, sometimes videos in the proprietary format will not play. There is no real solution to this problem other than installing a proprietary video codec.
In the event that neither MX nor VLC player can play your video, it is probably corrupt. You will have to re-download it if you’re unable to download anything on phone.
Download: VLC Player (free)
Download: MX Player (Free).
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