Download Web Content to Your Droid Bionic - dummies

Download Web Content to Your Droid Bionic

You can download information from a web page into your Droid Bionic. A download is a transfer of information from another location to your phone. When you send something from the phone, you upload it.

Downloading to the Droid Bionic does not work exactly like downloading does for a computer.

  • There’s no need to download program files to your Droid Bionic. If you want new software, you can obtain it from the Android Market.

  • When the phone is downloading information, you see the Downloading notification. It’s an animated icon. Completed downloads feature the Download Complete icon, which is not animated.


Download images to your Droid Bionic

The simplest thing to download is an image from a web page: Long-press the image. You see a pop-up menu appear, from which you choose the command Save Image.

  • The image is copied and stored on your Droid Bionic. You can view the image by using the Gallery app; look in the My Library area.

  • You can also use the Downloads app to peruse and review your web page downloads. The Downloads app is found on the App menu.

  • Technically, an image is stored on the phone’s internal storage in the download folder.

Download files to your Droid Bionic

When a link opens a document on a web page, such as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file, you can download that information to your phone. Simply long-press the download link and choose the Save Link command from the menu that appears.

You can view the link by referring to the Downloads screen.

Review downloads on your Droid Bionic

You can view downloaded information by perusing the Downloads screen. Summon this screen while using the Browser app by pressing the Menu soft button, choosing the More command, and then choosing Downloads.

The Downloads screen presents a list of downloaded items, organized by date. To view the download, you have to choose an item. The Droid Bionic then starts the appropriate app to view the item so that you can see it on your phone.

Well, of course, some of the things you can download you cannot view. When that happens, you see an appropriately rude error message.

You can quickly review any download by choosing the Download notification.