Files by Google

7.66M reviews
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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
Easily see how much space is left on your device, SD card and USB drive. Free up space 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
Dec 5, 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

Ratings and reviews

7.44M reviews
December 5, 2023
Google's File app is a reliable and user-friendly tool for managing files on your Android device. The intuitive interface makes it easy to navigate through your files, and the built-in file cleaner helps free up valuable space effortlessly. The seamless integration with Google Drive ensures convenient access to cloud storage. However, occasional glitches have been observed, but regular updates seem to address these issues. ChatGPT 3.5
80 people found this review helpful
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Anointing Gwede
November 29, 2023
The Google Files app provides a streamlined experience for managing and organizing files on your Android device. With its clean interface, you can easily navigate through your files, freeing up space by deleting unnecessary items. The app categorizes files into types, making it convenient to locate documents, images, and other media. Its built-in file-sharing feature allows seamless transfer between devices, while the cleaning tool suggests and clears redundant files.
324 people found this review helpful
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Silly Me
December 5, 2023
Overall it's a pretty good app it's helpful in clean up options or to delete old stuff taking up space on your devices it shows you things like large files or old items it classifies your stuff in a easy to follow manner that allows you to keep your contents organized so you can easily find certain things. It would be a much better app if it allowed more with moving docs and photos/videos to your SD card but it doesn't seem to really help with that.
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What's new

We are testing advanced search capabilities to make finding files easy. If you have Smart Search in app Settings, try the new search using:
- Text from images and PDFs
- Location & objects from images
- Artist, album and title from audio & video
View images in Ultra HDR for phones supporting it
See files received with Nearby Share grouped in Recents, Downloads and other categories