There are situations I require to save a "complete" web page for offline reading. I can easily do that on Windows by saving the web page, but not on Android.

I am using Chrome on Android and I don't see a "save" option. Instead, I see "Save link" which, I believe, saves "only" the "pure HTML" version of a site of which the link leads to.

I have tried this but, when I view it in the HTML Viewer a lot of necessary CSS formatting and all the images were lost, which made the information misleading and incomplete respectively. (PS I thought I downloaded the complete page and the fault was that of the HTML Viewer for not rendering every thing, but I was wrong, as the desktop Chrome also displayed the "only HTML" version when I transferred those pages to my laptop through Bluetooth).

So, my question is: How can I download "a complete" web page on my Android smart-phone. It's OK if I can't view it on my smart-phone, but every thing should be in place when I view it on my laptop after transferring it. It is also OK if it is saved as a PDF file.

(PS I'm asking this as I use internet very often in my smartphone because my laptop is not connected to the internet. Also I want to transfer it to my laptop because I don't want to view those "important" pages on a small screen, it's inconvenient).

  • For me, Chrome's "Save Link" actually works rather well. Especially for blog entries with many comments, where the formating in the PDF is not mobile-friendly.
    – heiner
    Sep 26, 2015 at 0:44
  • Nowdays chrome can save pages - just tap the download icon, and then it shows up in "Saved pages". Dec 23, 2017 at 18:51
  • Duplicate android.stackexchange.com/questions/8090/…
    – endolith
    Nov 25, 2019 at 2:09

7 Answers 7


In chrome for mobile, you can save the opened web page as a PDF. To do that, you have to install the Google Cloud Print application to do this.

Once you have installed it, first open a desired web page in the chrome.

My webpage opened in Chrome Mobile

Then click on the menu icon and select on Print option. There you can select the Save As PDF option.

Chrome Print Option

Select the location and click on the save button. This should save a PDF of the current web page which you can read by using any PDF viewer that came with your smart phone.

Save as PDF option

Hope this helps.

  • 1
    @Switch Okay this works only if you have the Google Cloud Print application. Edited this answer to say that. May 1, 2015 at 9:33
  • Or if you have the Adobe Acrobat app.
    – Nadav S.
    May 1, 2015 at 19:56
  • @Sri Harsha Chilakapati thanx =) i had to use a diferent method though. But da trick was to install Cloud Print. Thanks again =)
    – user104843
    May 5, 2015 at 6:14
  • PDFs have page breaks in the middle of images though :(
    – endolith
    Nov 24, 2019 at 19:17

You can save as PDF on Firefox too. Just go to menu -> page -> Save as PDF

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Or maybe : Offline Browser - Google Play

Download the Web Pages for Offline Viewing

If you want to keep a web page for later on Android, you need Offline Browser. To use it, just open it up and tap the plus sign to add a new page to your library

How to Save Web Pages for Offline Access Later - Android


Try using UC Browser. UC Browser

It has an add-on to download web pages as pdf.

The add-on can be installed from: Web to PDF add on for UC Browser


UC Browser:

  • Apart from the "Save to PDF" addon there's another UC Browser Addon which is Save Page

It allows to save a webpage as a complete HTML or a text file. Save as HTML for saving with images in the desired directory of your choice and transfer the saved .mht file to your computer for viewing it later. The default directory is UCDownloads folder.


Screenshot - Click to enlarge

Opera Browser:

  • Opera allow saving offline pages but not viewable in desktop so if you just want to view the page in your smartphone when you are not connected to the internet. In Opera Mobile and Opera Mini brower open any page and press the + sign at the top left corner of the address bar and select Save for offlineoption and it will display Page Saved toast message notification. To open the saved page go to the Speed dial page and select the Saved pages speed dial icon to open the list of saved pages.

Screenshot_Opera_Save_for_offline Screenshot_Opera_saved_page


On Android's stock browser you have the option "save for offline viewing" available from the menu. I'm using it on a daily basis.

  • The stock browser varies from phone to phone. Which one do you mean?
    – endolith
    Nov 24, 2019 at 19:16

For offline web view use Save as Web Archive. To access web page sources and for editing Save for Offline by JonasCz is good.


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