How to Schedule Downloads on Chrome Android.
Downloading large files to smartphones eats up a lot of data. So what if you often ask yourself “is this file really important now?” Chrome Flag can offer you a solution. This new Chrome flag will help you download the file later when you are connected to Wi-Fi. Or you can even schedule downloads for a specific date and time. (Via: Techdows)
Just in case, Chrome flags are experimental features in Google Chrome that you can manually enable to take advantage of them. Anyway, here’s how you can enable scheduled downloads using Chrome flags.
Schedule downloads on Chrome Android
While the flag is available in the stable version of Android, this feature only works with the Canary version of Chrome at the moment. Usually, though, these features end up in the stable version of Chrome as well.
Once installed, open your browser, go to Chrome Flags by opening this URL and search for “Enable Download Later”. chrome: // flags
Here you can see “Enable download later”. Chrome flag is set by default. Click on it, and in the pop-up that appears, set it to “Enabled”. Now click on the “Restart” option at the bottom. Then you can start scheduling your downloads.
To schedule a download, just start downloading something, instead of asking you to start downloading, Chrome will give you a pop-up asking you to download “Now,” “Over Wi-Fi,” or “Choose a date and time.” If you want to download when you are connected to any Wi-Fi, you can select the “On WiFi” option. Make sure you uncheck the box next to Don’t show again. So you can decide every time, otherwise Chrome will only load when you are connected to Wi-Fi.
Or, you can set the download of the file to a specific date and time by selecting the “Select date and time” option and setting the time to download.
You will receive a notification when it is downloaded. You can always disable this feature in a similar way, simply by going to Chrome Flags and setting the “Allow downloads later” flag to “Disabled”. But remember that if you have scheduled downloads, they will no longer work.