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    Default Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    Has anyone here had any problem downloading attachments such as app files, PDF documents, etc. to their android from Gmail? I cannot download attachments to my Asus Fone pad and have searched many times now using different search key words on Google and can't seem to find an answer on how to solve this problem.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    You cannot save to the device?

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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    I cannot download Gmail attachments - e.g., app files, PDF documents, to my Asus Fonepad.

    Why?
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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    You should have a view or save option when you press the 3 dots to the right of the attachment field. What version of Android are you using? Are you using the native gmail app?
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock Lolipop 5.1.1
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - Lolipop 5.1.1
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock Lolipop 5.1.1
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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    I've tried downloading attached Gmail files, mainly apps and some PDF documents, from both the browser (Chrome) Gmail and also the Gmail app on the device. Interestingly, when I download using the Gmail in the Chrome browser it shows that the files are downloading - 30%, 50%, 75%, etc. - but then ultimately the message is that the file was "unsuccessful" in being downloaded.

    I then uploaded various documents to Google Storage and I still could not download any files on to my Asus Fonepad.

    So I'm wondering if the people here have had any similar problems and how they fixed it. Again, I have no problem downloading Gmail app and PDF files on Nexus 7 and 10.
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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    YES!! PLEASE HELP!! I have the same problem with Gmail and AOL mail since "upgrading" my Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.1.2). Attachments simply will not download. The progress bar shows, the attachment's underline gets sparkly, and the circle spins round and round... but NOTHING ever downloads. IMAP settings are per specs. General settings are set to sync schedule and to download everything, including all attachments. I have cleared the caches and toggled the phone off and on. Nothing so far has helped. What else is there to do? Are we missing something vital?
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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    I don't know why, but when I use my LAN wiereless signal, I can't download from Gmail. However, when I use another wifi connection, I can download files such as app files and PDF documents from Gmail and save them to my Asus Fonepad. I don't know why it won't work with the wireless LAN connnection. It won't work with a lot of connections, actually.
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    Default Re: Can Not Download attachments from Gmail to Android

    Super Easy!!!
    Uninstall your gmail app not your gmail account then install the latest gmail from play store, that simple!
    If you're not able to uninstall your gmail which means your gmail is stick in the android system folder and it's a system app.
    So you'll need to root your device in order to uninstall gmail using 'titanium backup' or other tools which is able to uninstall system apps.
    After the gmail app is uninstalled successfully then restart your device.
    Once restarted, you are now able to install any version of gmail.
    Open your gmail, wait for syncing and try to view or download attachments that you were failed to open before.
    I'm sure that is already solved your problem because I did that to my phone either!
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    It Started downloading but the progress is always 0 even with a 3g speed.

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