Downloading from Google photos

I have all my photos in Google photos. There seem to be multiple ways to download them to the lume pad, but they don’t seem to work consistently.

One way is to select the photos, click SHARE, then select DOWNLOAD (Files By Google). This sometimes works, sometimes not. When it does, it’s great. You then go to Files by Google and can move them to the desired folder. but it sometimes acts like it’s downloading but doesn’t.

Sometimes I have gone to the individual photo, selected DOWNLOAD from the top rights and that might put it in Files by Google in the IMAGES section, sometimes it doesn’t do anything. Sometimes it winds up in Internal storage/DCIM/Restored.

All of this makes the workflow very long, tedious, and not predictable. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a better way to do this??