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
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
Sep 17, 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

7.26M reviews
September 24, 2023
Where's the option to locate app folders? It's all hidden. Some apps like music production for example allow users to add audio files thru the app folder which is completely hidden unless we use third party software. My basic android device from 6 years ago would easily be able to drag and drop audio samples into the appropriate app folders. This feels quite limited even though it's a solid file manager
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Google LLC
September 24, 2023
Hi there! Appreciate you taking out time to send your valuable feedback our way. We're always looking for ways to make the app more useful and your feedback is super helpful. Thanks for using Files by Google.
Jeselyn B
August 13, 2023
Absolutely incredible!! I was running dangerously low on storage on my android phone. I was trying to delete old photos/screenshots and cache. What I did wasn't very effective. I got rid of one GB at most. I discovered this app and it cleared 8 GBs! I thought I was losing a lot of photos and important files but no. I don't think I found anything missing. This is awesome.
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Hannah Elise (Hanny)
September 4, 2023
Thiss app is pretty solid. The "files" apps I've had to deal with prior worked fine, but were all pretty boring. I like the look & the customization this one has much better. It also has more options/tools. Even then, it's still sleek, simple, & easy to use. I gave 4 stars because when I click "clean up", then click one of the subcategories to delete stuff & make space, I can't click the location so I can move/rename/edit the file. The ability to do that would be much appreciated.
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What's new

- Files is now optimized for large-screen devices like tablets and foldable phones
- Important tab (Beta) bug fixes and improvements for users in India
- Other bug fixes and UI improvements