Files by Google

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About this app

Files by Google is a file management app that helps you:
Free up space with cleaning recommendations
🔍 Find files faster with search and simple browsing
↔️ Share files offline with others, fast and without data
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save space on your device

In just a few taps, you can free up space more quickly and easily than ever: delete old photos and memes from chat apps, remove duplicate files, delete unused apps, clear your cache and more.

Use Files to see how much free space is left on your phone and SD card. Easily transfer files to an SD card to free up your phone’s storage, straight from the app. Or use the integrated file cleaner to get more space on the phone.

You will always know what you’re deleting; we don’t hide behind complicated terms and phrases. Select only what you want to remove and keep the rest. It’s your photos, your videos and your files, so you are in charge.

Use Files to keep enough memory, so that your phone keeps running smoothly. You get regular prompts to remove junk or temporary files, which helps you get more storage immediately.

Get helpful suggestions of files to delete before you run out of space. The recommendation from the Files app gets smarter the more that you use it.

Save time looking for photos, videos and documents on your phone. Files uses filters rather than folders so your stuff is organised more intuitively. Files by Google is the file manager and storage browser that helps you find what you’re looking for fast.

Search for your files or simply navigate to them through categories and filters. View, delete, move, rename or share any files. Sort them by file size to understand what’s taking up space. Browse all the GIFs that you have. Find and share that video that you downloaded last week. All of this with a few taps.

Share your pictures, videos, documents or apps with others nearby who also have the app. With fast speed up to 480 Mbps, it’s fast, and it works without the Internet, so it doesn’t cost mobile data. Just pair up your phone with anyone nearby who has the Files app.

Files’ offline file sharing is secured with WPA2 encryption, providing a more secure file transfer. Files app uses Bluetooth to set up encrypted and direct, fast Wi-Fi connection, so that you can transfer app APK or large files in seconds, and send videos or pictures to your friends. Safe and secure.

If you want to keep a file forever, select it from the Files menu and back it up to Google Drive or any other cloud storage app. Save them forever without using space in your phone.

If you run out of storage on your phone, simply transfer large files or videos to your SD card if you have one. With a few clicks, you can clean up your phone and fully use the SD card. That leaves your internal storage free and your phone faster.

Files app uses less than 10 MB of storage on your phone. And there’s no malware or bloatware to affect your phone’s performance.

While taking up very little storage on your device, Files does three things in one:
1) Free up space – Clean junk files and cache, boost your mobile phone or tablet as you clean up the phone memory, and optimise your smartphone performance.
2) Find files fast – Browse your storage and find everything fast without being an expert in file management.
3) Share files – Send pictures, share videos, transfer large files or app APKs. All of this with super-fast speed up to 480 Mbps over an encrypted, direct Wi-Fi network.
Updated on
5 Dec 2022

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
6.58M reviews
3 December 2022
This app is great I've been using it for years. The only issue is when you try to view certain files it won't allow you to view them for some reason it just gives you a prompt saying "can't view this file type" which doesn't make very much sense seeing as it's the whole purpose of the app to make organizing your files easier I mean the app is called "Files by Google" so 4 stars I would recommend it.
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Jayson Gibson
27 November 2022
Great app with tons of features. Very convenient and easy to use. Helps clean file and photos like most files systems but with a few more features. I would not recommend it or Google, though. They are a horrible company and suppress information on all of their platforms. If you can, wait a few years and buy from a company with values. Until then, yeah, they're about all we have. Sorry
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Sarah Letterman
12 November 2022
I absolutely love Love LOVE the "Files by Google" app for my Android phone! It functions extremely well; I haven't had a single problem with it at all. The feature I love the most is the notification for keeping my storage clean. I also love the fact that I can see all files at any time, including videos and PDF files, and have the option to view them immediately, without having to utilize another app. The suggestions to remove items help, too. I definitely recommend everyone download this app!
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What's new

- The Share tab is renamed ‘Nearby Share’ (rollout to complete over the next few weeks)
- Bug fixes and minor improvements