Put a file in the bin
To remove a file, you can put it in your bin. Your file will stay there until you empty your bin.
If you're the owner of the file, others can view it until you permanently delete the file. If you're not the owner, others can see the file even if you empty your bin.
- On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Docs, Sheets or Slides app.
- Next to the file you want to delete, tap More .
- Tap Remove.
Once you remove a file using any of the apps, it’ll be deleted from the other apps as well. For example. if you delete a document through the Docs app, it will be automatically deleted from your Drive app.
Recover a file from the bin
If you put a file in your bin but decide that you still want it, you can put it back.
If you're not the owner of the file, contact the owner to have them restore it. If you delete a shared document, spreadsheet or presentation that you own, it will be completely removed for all collaborators, and they will no longer have access to the document. Before deleting a document, you may want to make someone else its owner so that others can still access it.
Empty your bin
You can permanently delete a file in the Google Docs, Sheets or Slides apps, or empty your entire bin in the Google Drive app. After deleting a file, anyone you've shared the file with will lose access to it. If you want others to be able to still view the file, you can give ownership to someone else.
Permanently delete an individual file
- On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
- In the top left, tap Menu .
- Tap Bin.
- Next to the file that you'd like to delete, tap More .
- Tap Delete forever.