Find & delete files on Android

On your phone, you can usually find your files in the Files app.

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

Find & open files

  1. Open your phone's Files app Files app. Learn where to find your apps.
  2. Your recent 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 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 & more

Share files

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

Do other actions, like 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 & other content

When you download content like music, movies, or books, you'll find that content in 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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