How To Fix Download Issues on Chrome Browser for Android

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on June 22, 2021 by Larious

Well, there’s no shortage of download managers for the Android operating system. Android users widely use download manager apps like Turbo download manager, ADM, etc. However, you don’t need a download manager app if you use Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is the best Android web browser available out there. Downloading files from Google Chrome is relatively easy; it has a built-in download manager that works pretty well in downloading files.

But, sometimes, you might face issues while downloading specific files like download not working or download stuck in 50%, etc.

Also read: How to Use the New Screenshot Tool of Chrome for Android

7 Methods to Fix Download Issues on Chrome Browser for Android

Recently, lots of Android users have messaged us regarding the download paused error on the Chrome browser. Resuming the download does nothing, and it keeps getting paused while downloading.

So, in this article, we have decided to share a few best methods that would help you to deal with downloads keep pausing problems on a Chrome browser for Android.

1. Check Your Internet Connection

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Before trying any other method, first, make sure that your internet connection is working. If your internet is not working, there’s no point in complaining about download issues on Android.

If you are experiencing interrupted downloads, then restart your WiFi device. So, before trying anything else, make sure that your internet connection is working.

2. Restart Your Device

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Well, restarting the device can fix most of the problems, including the download stuck error messages. So, before trying any other methods, make sure to restart your Android device. Once done, check whether the problem persists or not.

3. Check the Storage Space

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If your phone lacks storage capacity, then your download will be paused automatically. Not only on Chrome, but if your phone lacks storage, you will get download issues on other apps like Google Play Store. So, head to Settings > Storage and check whether your phone has enough storage or not.

If your phone doesn’t have enough storage, then uninstall the unused app or clean up the duplicate files from your device.

4. Turn off Data Saver

Well, the data saver of Android is fully compatible with the chrome browser. But, if you have accidentally blacklisted the Chrome browser on the Data saver settings, you will get download errors.

Turn off Data SaverTurn off Data SaverTo allow the background data usage for Chrome, you need to open the Settings > Apps > Chrome browser. There you need to enable the ‘Allow background data usage’ option.

5. Disable VPN

Lots of users have reported that they have fixed the Chrome download paused problems by disabling the VPN. So, if you are using a VPN app and the Chrome downloads kept pausing in the middle, you need to disable the VPN app.

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6. Change the DNS servers

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ISPs provide you with default DNS servers. Sometimes, DNS tends to misbehave and hence causes problems with the internet. Unstable DNS servers often trigger errors related to DNS as well, and it also interrupts the ongoing downloads.

So, it’s best to use a Custom DNS server on Android to get a better downloading speed. There are many public DNS servers available on the web that you can use for free.

7. Reinstall Chrome Browser

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If all of the above methods failed to fix the download issue, you need to reinstall the Chrome browser. This will clear all cache, cookies, and history saved on the browser. To reinstall the chrome browser, uninstall the app and then restart the smartphone.

After the restart, head to the Google Play Store and install the Google Chrome browser.

So, these are the best methods to fix downloads that keep pausing on Chrome for Android. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.


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