By | February 18, 2021

How to Stop Chrome from Blocking Downloads on PC Windows 10, Android or iOS? You can set permissions for a site without changing your default settings. Let’s follow steps below.

1. PC/Windows/Computer

Change settings for all sites

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings.
  4. Select the permission you want to update.

To change permissions and data storage on all sites you’ve visited, you can also select View permissions and data stored across sites.

Permissions that can be changed:

  • Cookies: Cookies are files created by websites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information.
  • Images: Images are allowed by default.
  • JavaScript: JavaScript helps make sites more interactive.
  • Handlers: Chrome allows external applications and web services to open certain links. For example, certain links can open a site like Gmail or a program like iTunes. If you set a default action for a type of link but want to delete it, clear your browsing data and select “Cookies and other site data.”
  • Popups: By default, pop-ups are blocked from showing up automatically.
  • Ads: Choose whether to see ads on sites that have intrusive ad experiences.
  • Location: By default, Chrome asks you if a site can see your exact location information.
  • Notifications: Some websites, like Google Calendar, can show notifications on your computer desktop. By default, Chrome asks you if a site can show notifications.
  • Microphone: Some sites can ask to use your camera and microphone.
  • Camera: Some sites can ask to use your camera and microphone.
  • Unsandboxed plugin access: Some sites need plug-ins so they can let you do things like stream video or install software. By default, Chrome asks you if a site’s plug-in can bypass Chrome’s sandbox to access your computer.
  • Automatic downloads: If you want to download multiple files from a site, choose whether to download them automatically or not.
  • MIDI devices: Some websites want to use System Exclusive (SysEx) messages to gain full access to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices.
  • USB devices: You can connect a website to a USB device, which lets the website control and record information from the device.
  • Background sync: If your computer goes offline during a task (like a chat message or photo upload), some sites can finish the task when the computer is back online. The sync will happen in the background, even if you leave the website.
  • Fonts: Sites can ask if they can use fonts installed on your local device. You can also block or allow certain sites.
  • Zoom levels: You can set how much you zoom in to certain websites.
  • PDF documents: By default, Chrome opens PDFs in the Chrome PDF viewer. To download PDFs instead of opening them, turn on Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome.
  • Protected content: Choose to let Chrome play protected content. Also, on Windows or Chromebooks, choose to allow sites to see necessary information about your device.
  • Add Motion sensors
  • Unsandboxed plugin access
  • Serial ports
  • File editing
  • Clipboard
  • Payment handlers
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Insecure content
  • Images

Change settings for a specific site

You can allow or block permissions for a specific site. The site will use its settings instead of the default settings. You can also clear data for a site.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome .
  2. Go to a website.
  3. To the left of the web address, click the icon you see: Lock Lock, Info View site information, or Dangerous Dangerous.
  4. Click Site settings.
  5. Change a permission setting. Your changes will automatically save.

2. Android

Change settings for all sites

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under “Advanced,” tap Site settings.
  4. Tap the permission you want to update.

Permissions that can be changed:

  • All sites: Review all the sites that have specific permissions.
  • Cookies: Cookies are files created by websites you visit. They make your online experience easier by saving browsing information.
  • Location: By default, site must ask to see your exact location information.
  • Camera: Sites can ask to use your camera and microphone.
  • Microphone: Sites can ask to use your camera and microphone.
  • Notifications: Some websites, like Google Calendar, can show notifications. By default, site must ask to show notifications.
  • JavaScript: JavaScript helps make websites interactive.
  • Pop-ups: By default, pop-ups are blocked from showing up automatically.
  • Ads: Choose whether to see ads on sites that have intrusive ad experiences.
  • Background sync: If your device goes offline during a task (like a chat message or photo upload), some sites can finish the task after the device is back online. The sync will happen in the background, even if you leave the website.
  • Media: Manage how your phone handles some types of content:
    • Protected content: Some sites need information about your device before they can show you copyrighted content, like music or movies. You can allow or block websites from seeing your device information.
    • Autoplay: When you visit a website with a video, you can choose whether the muted video will play automatically. If you use Data Saver, you can’t use Autoplay.
  • Sound: By default, sites are allowed to play sounds.
  • Google Translate: Translate pages written in other languages.
  • Storage: See how much local device storage has been used by a site.
  • USB: You can connect a website to a USB device, which lets the website control and record information from the device.

Change settings for a site

You can allow or block permissions for a specific site. The site will use its settings instead of the default settings.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to a website.
  3. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then Info Information.
  4. Tap Site settings.
  5. To make a change, under “Permissions,” tap a setting. If you don’t see a “Permissions” section, the site doesn’t have any specific permissions.

3. iOS

Change settings for all sites

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Content Settings.
  4. Tap the permission you want to update.

Permissions that can be changed:

  • Block pop-ups: By default, pop-ups are blocked from showing up automatically.
  • Google Translate: Translate pages written in other languages.
  • Google app settings: Choose the app you want to use for opening email links.

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