Files by Google

4.6
7.95M reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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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
Apr 15, 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

4.6
7.72M reviews
B A Google User
April 8, 2024
Please allow various settings for keeping things in trash. Add options to keep things in trash for 24 hours and maybe 10 days. I don't need trash on my phone for 30 days. That is way too long! For videos, add a way to check if the thumbnail is the same to delete duplicates that may be different file sizes but the same video. Also, this app is by Google it should be able to go into the Android folder. Lastly, needs to show how much free space there is instead of just what is used.
469 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
April 9, 2024
Hi there. Please provide more information about the issue such as steps to replicate, screenshot of the error etc through this form g.co/help/filesbygoogle for us to investigate further. Appreciate your patience!
Samuel Santaella
April 16, 2024
Finding and managing files is inefficient, but recent updates have begun to address this. The tabs within each "Categories" view are now sorted alphabetically; finding the folder you want is now better! But, when you move files, it always takes you to the start of the hierarchy. It should keep you in the current folder so that you can more easily move what you want to a closer related folder. The entire hierarchy is already available up top when moving, so people can always use that and tap.
226 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
April 16, 2024
Hi Samuel. Please provide more information about the issue such as steps to replicate, screenshot of the error etc through this form g.co/help/filesbygoogle for us to investigate further. Appreciate your patience.
Nunya
April 13, 2024
"Trash" and "Recent" need to be headers in the "Collections" category since they are indeed "Collections". This change would easily allow for actual straightforward memory management AND get rid of the banner of "Recent" files across the top for anyone to see. Also, "Scan" is an action like "Clean" or using "Settings". Re: The information I gave was how to set up the menu in a manner that fixes every complaint I've come across.
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Google LLC
April 9, 2024
Hi there. Please provide more information about the issue such as steps to replicate, screenshot of the error etc through this form g.co/help/filesbygoogle for us to investigate further. Appreciate your patience!

What's new

When you scan a document, it’s saved in your device’s Scanned folder.
“Documents & other” category is now called “Documents” to make it easier to find PDF files. Other files, like backup and database files, can be found in “Downloads” or “Internal storage”.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll roll out search improvements like recently opened files, quick results, and dropdown filters to make finding files even easier.