Downloading a Shopify theme is beneficial for the following few reasons:

  • You’ve reached the limit of 20 themes in your library and you want to save a theme for another time.
  • You want to save a backup of your theme.
  • You want to make changes to your theme by using editing software on your computer.

Regardless of your reason for wanting to download a theme, you can accomplish this in just a few quick steps:

Step #1: Navigate to “Themes” from the “Online Store” menu of your Shopify admin. 

Step #2: Click “Actions” for the theme you want to download.

Step #3: Select “Download” from the drop-down menu. 

The theme file will be sent to the email address associated with your Shopify account. You’ll be able to download the .zip file from there. 

Once a theme has been download, it’s safe for you to remove from your themes library. You can always upload it again here later.