1. steve1279's Avatar
    Im not sure what's going on but if i were to search for an image through google, long press the image so the prompt "download image" appears, i hit download, the download arrow appears at top of phone and says "download complete" but the image is nowhere to be found on my phone. None of the folders in the gallery have it, the file manager doesn't show it. Im not sure what is going on. My LG V30 when i did this would save it to the download folder and it would be immediately available.

    Am I doing something wrong?
    12-05-2019 08:44 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Does the web browser (or Google app if you're going through that) have the STORAGE permission enabled? If not that might be why it's not saving.
    12-05-2019 09:07 AM
  3. Nofear01's Avatar
    Im not sure what's going on but if i were to search for an image through google, long press the image so the prompt "download image" appears, i hit download, the download arrow appears at top of phone and says "download complete" but the image is nowhere to be found on my phone. None of the folders in the gallery have it, the file manager doesn't show it. Im not sure what is going on. My LG V30 when i did this would save it to the download folder and it would be immediately available.

    Am I doing something wrong?
    No, you aren't. Its just Google being Google. They will download into a temporary folder (I cannot remember where right now). I thought I was doing something wrong. I changed my settings so that when I search on Google it opens the results in the browser. If you open the chrome web app, then search for your image, it will download to your gallery.

    Hope this makes sense.
    12-05-2019 09:15 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Im not sure what's going on but if i were to search for an image through google, long press the image so the prompt "download image" appears, i hit download, the download arrow appears at top of phone and says "download complete" but the image is nowhere to be found on my phone. None of the folders in the gallery have it, the file manager doesn't show it. Im not sure what is going on. My LG V30 when i did this would save it to the download folder and it would be immediately available.

    Am I doing something wrong?
    It should of left a little banner download complete if you tap that should take you how you want to open ?
    Check again in files manager under downloads or system files
    12-05-2019 09:17 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    I agree with SpookDroid. The Google app comes by default with the Storage permission disabled and you need to enable it manually. No idea why they decided this was a good idea.
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    12-05-2019 09:19 AM
  6. steve1279's Avatar
    Yes a banner appears and I can goto the image but i can't do anything with it and it just shows there and not anywhere in my gallery.
    12-05-2019 09:33 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes a banner appears and I can goto the image but i can't do anything with it and it just shows there and not anywhere in my gallery.
    Ok then something must of changed, try long press chrome then tap Info scroll to permission see if storage is allowed and same in Google app
    12-05-2019 09:36 AM
  8. steve1279's Avatar
    I just double checked, i have the download permission part already enabled but it's still doing it.
    12-05-2019 09:37 AM
  9. steve1279's Avatar
    That was the one. I got the "storage" moved over to yes and it works now.
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    12-05-2019 09:40 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    That was the one. I got the "storage" moved over to yes and it works now.
    Perfect
    12-05-2019 09:42 AM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Glad you got it sorted!
    12-05-2019 10:57 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, you aren't. Its just Google being Google. They will download into a temporary folder (I cannot remember where right now). I thought I was doing something wrong. I changed my settings so that when I search on Google it opens the results in the browser. If you open the chrome web app, then search for your image, it will download to your gallery.

    Hope this makes sense.
    FYI, the "just Google being Google" part is what was discussed later in this thread -- that if you use the Google app (not Chrome) to download an image, that image won't be accessible to the user unless you turn on Storage permission for the Google app in Settings>Apps. (Unclear why the Storage permission is off by default -- that's what I would consider Google being Google.) Just wanted to make sure you were aware of this as well. Once you turn on Storage permission, anything you download using the Google app is easily accessible in the /Download directory.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    12-05-2019 01:08 PM

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