Find & delete files on Android

On your phone, you can usually find your files in the Files app . If you can't find the Files app, your device manufacturer might have a different app. Learn how to get help for your specific device.


Find & open files

  1. Open your device's Files app . Learn where to find your apps.
  2. Your file categories will show.
  3. To sort by name, date, or size, tap a file category and then More and then Sort by.
  4. To open a file, tap it.

Delete files

  1. Open your device's Files app .
  2. Tap a category and then a file.
  3. Tap Delete And then Move 1 file to Trash.

Share, print, save to Drive & more

Share files

  1. Touch and hold the file.
  2. Tap Share .

Do other actions, like printing or adding to Google Drive

  1. To open a file, tap it.
  2. Search for options. If needed, tap More .

Find music, movies & other content

You can download files like music, movies, or books in various apps. To find that content, go to the app where you downloaded it. For example, learn how to find videos downloaded in the Google Play Movies & TV app.

Transfer files to a computer

When you connect your device to a computer by USB cable, open the computer's "Downloads" folder to find the files that are on your device. Learn how to move files between your computer and your phone.

Get to know your Android phone

Learn how to use your Android device and get the most out of Google. Get step-by-step guides and instructional videos on how to set up your phone, customize your settings, and use apps.

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