Telegram is one of the most popular messaging apps which is mostly used to download files such as movies, web series, and other videos. While downloading files from the Telegram app, sometimes you might have noticed that the download isn't working.

Fix Telegram not downloading files problem

As you minimize the Telegram app on your phone, it stops downloading the file in the background. This problem is being faced by a lot of users. In this tutorial, we shared discussed why this problem occurs and how you can fix it on your phone (both Android and iPhone/iOS).

Why Telegram stops downloading the file


The most common reason why this problem occurs is because of the battery saver mode on your phone. When the battery saver mode is active, it prevents apps from running in the background and that's why Telegram app stops downloading the file as you minimize it.

Fix Telegram not downloading files issue


To fix this issue, you can either turn off the power saving mode on your phone. Simply, open the quick settings menu by swiping down from the top of the screen and then turn off the Power/Battery Saver Mode.

Another way to fix this problem is by excluding the Telegram app from the battery optimization mode on your Android phone. Here's how you can do it -
  1. Open Settings on your Android phone and go to Apps > Telegram.
  2. Now click the Battery option and then click Optimise battery usage.
  3. On the next page, you will see a list of apps. Enable Show All Apps and find Telegram app from the list.
  4. Turn off the button next to the Telegram app to exclude it from the battery optimization mode. That's it.
    Remove Telegram app from battery optimization mode
After this, whenever you will download any file from Telegram, it won't stop even if you will minimize the app.

Download Telegram files using download manager


You can also download Telegram files using the normal download manager on your phone. You have to generate a download link for the file. For this task, you can use automated bots on Telegram. This step-by-step guide will show you how to do it -
  1. Open Telegram on your phone, search for "GetPublicLinkBot" and join it.
    Join getpubliclinkurl on Telegram
  2. Now go to the channel/group which has the file that you want to download. Select and forward the file to the channel you have joined.
  3. You will get a reply from the bot. Click the "Generate Resumable Link" option.
  4. After that, you will get another reply which will contain the download link of the file. Just click on it and open it with any browser on your phone. It will start downloading the file automatically.
    Download Telegram files using download manager
With this method, you are no longer dependent on the Telegram app, so even if you will minimize or close it, the download will continue in the background. So these are some methods that you can use to fix the Telegram file downloading problem on your iPhone or Android device. If you are still facing any issue, let us know in the comments below.