Find and 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.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Find and open files

  1. Open your phone's Files app . Learn where to find your apps.
  2. Your downloaded files will show.
    • To find other files, tap Menu Menu.
    • To sort by name, date, type or size, tap More More And then Sort by. If you don't see 'Sort by', tap Modified or Sort Sort.
  3. To open a file, tap it.

Delete files

  1. Open your phone's Files app .
  2. Tap a file.
  3. Tap Delete Delete And then Delete. If you don't see the Delete icon, tap More More And then Delete Delete.

Share, print, save to Drive and more

Share files

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

Do other actions, such as printing or adding to Google Drive

  1. To open a file, tap it.
  2. At the top right, look for more options. If needed, tap More More.

Find music, movies and 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 phone to a computer by USB cable, open the computer's 'Downloads' folder to find the files that are on your phone. Learn how to move files between your computer and your phone.

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