How to View Downloads on an iPhone

This article will show you where to locate the files you have downloaded to your iPhone. The Files app probably has that important document you’re searching for – don’t be worried. The Photos app will normally display photos that have been saved from the web or another app. Within the Music app, you’ll find a Downloaded section where you can access the music you’ve downloaded from Apple. Here’s How to View Downloads on an iPhone.

How to View Downloads on an iPhone
How to View Downloads on an iPhone

How to Find Downloaded Files

Tap the Files app

The app can be accessed from the App Library on the home screen in the Productivity & Finance section of your App Library or by clicking on the icon from the App Library homepage.

  • You are prompted to choose a location to save a file when tapping the Save to Files option. Depending on your settings, you can choose to save to On My iPhone, iCloud Drive, and possibly other cloud storage accounts. The file will appear in the Files app if you download it.
  • The Photos app is where you will likely find a saved photo, an app, or a message you saved from the web, app, or message. You’re prompted to add photos when you save a photo. If you select Save to Files instead of adding the photo to your photos, your photo will not appear in the Photos application.

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Click Browse in the bottom right corner

Alternatively, you can skip this step if you have already viewed the “Browse” screen.

Click on My iPhone

It is located at the top of the page under “Locations.”

  • Depending on how you downloaded the file you’re looking for, you could find it in the main On My iPhone folder.
  • You can also access any other cloud storage you’ve set up on your phone in this section, including iCloud Drive. There are also likely to be downloaded files in one of these folders.

Click the Downloads folder

In the center of the blue folder is an arrow pointing downward. Typically, this is where downloaded files find themselves. For example, you will find PDFs, documents, audio files, and images that did not get saved to your Photos app.

Where to Find Downloaded Music

Open the Music app on your iPhone.

An icon on the home screen or in the app folder looks like a red-and-white music note.

Go to the Library app.

It looks like 3 intersecting squares at the bottom of the screen with a music note on top.

Click to Download

Click to Download a PDF file from the Library section. Click on one of the categories to view the PDF file.

Click on a category to view downloaded music.

By tapping Artists, you can see your downloads organized by artists.

Find a downloaded app.

Use the App Library icon to search through your library of applications.

It is possible to access the App Library by swiping several times. There will be a search bar that says “App Library” at the top of the screen and several categorized folders if you’re in the right place.

You can use the App Library search bar.

Your iPhone displays a list of all the apps you have installed.

Using the search field, you can find any app.

Alternatively, you can search for an app in the list by typing its name into the search bar.

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