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.


Find and open files

  1. Open your device's Files app . Learn where to find your apps.
  2. Your file categories will be displayed.
  3. To sort by name, date or size, tap a file category and then More 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 Delete And then Move 1 file to bin.

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. Search for 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 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.

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