Files by Google

8.05M 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 Quick 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 Quick 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
Jul 7, 2024

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
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

7.81M reviews
Veevee Archer
July 19, 2024
Clumsy, slow. A few updates back the app was made worse in the reading and writing of images into storage. Have to use the Google "gallery" app now. Gallery is fast in moving and retrieving of pictures. Files used to be as fast. It's likely a phone compatibility issue, but everything else on my phone works fine. Something in the files app updates was a mistake/oversight.
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Google LLC
July 19, 2024
Hi there. 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!
July 18, 2024
App won't load any folders. I can't access any documents I've been sent and need to review! The app is updated on it's own. I've done all the things with clearing storage and what not. This has been an ongoing issue for months. MANY people are having this problem. Fix it and stop telling people it's their phones causing the issues!
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Google LLC
July 18, 2024
Regret the inconvenience. Please update your app and try again. If you still experience issues, clearing the app storage may help: Open Settings > Apps > Files by Google > Storage & cache > Clear Storage. Important: Clearing app storage deletes files in the Safe Folder. Move your files out of the Safe Folder before clearing storage. Thanks!