How to Download from the Web to Your Droid X - dummies

How to Download from the Web to Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

On a Droid X, a download is a transfer of information from another location to your phone. You can download information from a Web page into your Droid phone, but it doesn’t work exactly like downloading does for a computer.

Grabbing an image from a Web page

The simplest thing to download is an image from a Web page:

  1. Long-press the image.

    A pop-up menu appears.

  2. Choose the command Save Image.

    The image is copied and stored on your Droid X — specifically, in the Gallery, in a special folder named Download.

Downloading a file

When a link opens a document on a Web page, such as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file, you can download that information to your phone:

  1. Long-press the download link.

  2. 2 Choose the command Save Link from the menu that appears.

    You can view the link by referring to the Download History screen, which appears after the download is complete.

Reviewing your downloads

You can view downloaded information by perusing the Download History screen.


That screen normally appears right after you download anything, or you can summon it at any time you’re using the Browser app:

  1. Press the Menu soft button.

  2. Choose the More command from the menu that appears.

  3. Choose Downloads.

You can view the stuff you download by using special apps on your phone, such as the QuickOffice app, which can view Microsoft Office files as well as PDF documents. You don’t have to do anything to make the Droid use the appropriate app: Simply choose the item you download from the Download History screen to make it appear on your phone. Of course, some things you can download you can’t view. When that happens, you see an appropriately rude error message.