Files by Google

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About this app

Free up space on your device with cleaning recommendations
🔍 Find files faster with search and simple browsing
↔️ Quickly share files offline with Nearby Share
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save space on your device
🔒 Secure your files with a non-device lock

Free up space and boost device performance
Easily see how much space is left on your device, SD card and USB drive. Free up space and boost device performance by finding old photos from chat apps, duplicate files, clearing cache, and more.

Find files faster
Save time looking for photos, videos, and documents on your phone. Search quickly or browse your GIFs or share that video you downloaded recently. Sort files by size to understand what’s taking up space.

Fast & secure file sharing
Share photos, videos, apps, and more to Android and Chromebook devices around you with Nearby Share. Files transfer quickly, with speeds up to 480 Mbps, even without an internet connection. Transfers are private and secured with end-to-end encryption.

Secure your files
Keep your sensitive files safe with a PIN or pattern that can be different from your device lock.

Play offline media
Listen to your music or watch your videos with advanced controls like playback speed, shuffle, and more.

Back up files
Move your files to Google Drive or an SD card to save space on your device. You can also share to other cloud storage apps on your device.

Get smart recommendations
Get helpful suggestions to save space, protect your device, and more. Your recommendations get smarter the more you use the app.

It’s efficient and effective
The Files by Google app uses less than 20 MB of storage on your device, it’s easy to use, and has no ads.
Updated on
Mar 14, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review
6.91M reviews
Adder McCoy
March 14, 2023
The app is actually really good. It's the "Safe Folder"that's complete 💩!! It will let you add your photos and videos with no problem. It's when you want to just access the folder to view or move an item that's the problem. Cause after I put my pattern code, All the damn thing does is buffering, straight for 45 minutes so far. And every single time I have tried to open the Secure folder!! Won't open to allow me to retrieve my items!! I knew I should've have trusted anything with Google
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Michael Vaughn
February 26, 2023
I had ATT service many years ago, but for whatever reason I switched to straight talk. They're also a great service but when the salesman told us about the ATT deals it seemed like a good time to move back. I gotta say, I'm extremely impressed! The high quality phones, the tutorials that help you maintain your phone, and even cloud storage and virus protection.... WOW!
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Tommy Reddick
March 13, 2023
Horrible File Manager. It's not that it doesn't do things; it's that it does most of them really badly. Playing video, sure that's an ok experience. Music? You gotta set battery optimization to unrestricted for it to let you pause and resume. To pause and resume! It really should let Google Photos be the photo viewer, because it's really bad at viewing photos. It reads PDFs reasonablely well, but no editing. It's not really that good if all you need is a file manager. Also, Google Telemetry.
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Google LLC
March 14, 2023
Hi Tommy! We are sorry to hear about your experience. We're always looking for ways to make the app more useful and your feedback is super helpful. Appreciate your patience!

What's new

- Simply drag and drop to copy or move files between folders. You can even drag and drop files to or from other apps like Google Drive and Google Photos (rollout to complete over the next few weeks)
- Bug fixes and UI improvements