Files by Google

4.6
8M reviews
1B+
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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
Jun 9, 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
7.77M reviews
David King
June 11, 2024
This used to be a 5 star rating until recently. I really liked this app until recently, its not working properly. I open the app & I can see all the different directories/folders. I can even see the previews at the top of the screen (i.e. 4 pictures in the camera preview (aka "Recents") area. And they are the most recent files in each of those categories. But now, when I click on a category, it doesn't do anything. I just get a spinning circle in the middle of the screen. Please fix this.
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Google LLC
June 12, 2024
Regret the inconvenience, David. 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!
RAIK GEORG SWENSEN
June 13, 2024
Been having a lot of issues loading up files, just infinitely loads. App updated yesterday and hasn't been able to load anything. When I open the app from the icon and press on anything, could be documents, images, downloads, etc. Nothing will load, it just shows the loading circle and nothing else. Tried restarting phone a few times or shutting down, nothing.
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Google LLC
June 13, 2024
Regret the inconvenience, Raik. 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.
Chris Villegas
June 13, 2024
For those who are suffering from the app loading forever. Go to the play store and press uninstall. It will say it will uninstall all updates back to the original. It will not delete the app itself. Then you could check the files app to see if it allows things to load. You could also update it again and it will load things properly. This is how I was able to fix the problem.
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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.